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If your dentist has recommended a dental crown, you may be wondering what your options are. One popular type of dental crown that has gained popularity in recent years is the zirconia dental crown. 

At Behzad Abadi DMD, we proudly provide zirconia dental crowns. Our Encino and Downey, CA dentist, Dr. Behzad Abadi, offers high-quality dental crowns to keep your smile looking stunning and functional. Read below to learn more about our restorative treatment


What Are Zirconia Dental Crowns?

Zirconia dental crowns cover a damaged or weakened tooth. They’re made from zirconia, a type of ceramic material that’s known for its strength and durability. Zirconia crowns are often preferred over other types of crowns because of their natural appearance and biocompatibility. They’re also hypoallergenic, making them an excellent option for those with metal allergies.


Benefits of Zirconia Dental Crowns

There are several benefits to using zirconia dental crowns for restoring damaged or decayed teeth, including:

  • Protect a tooth following root canal treatment
  • Anchor and attach a dental bridge
  • Cover and complete a dental implant
  • Enhance the beauty of your smile
  • Improve a misshapen tooth
  • Strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weakened
  • Support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains


The Zirconia Dental Crown Procedure

The process of getting a zirconia dental crown typically involves two visits to our Encino or Downey office. During the first visit, Dr. Abadi will prepare the tooth by removing any damaged or decayed areas and shaping the remaining tooth to fit the crown. He’ll then take an impression of the tooth and send it to a dental laboratory, where the zirconia crown will be custom-made.

Once the zirconia crown is ready, you will return to our office for the second visit. Dr. Abadi will place the crown over the prepared tooth and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a proper fit. Once the fit is perfect, Dr. Abadi will permanently bond the crown to the tooth using dental cement.


Caring for Your Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia dental crowns require the same level of care as natural teeth. This means brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting Dr. Abadi regularly for cleanings and checkups. Avoid using your teeth to bite down on hard objects such as ice or hard candy, as these can cause damage to the crown. If you grind your teeth at night, he may recommend a night guard to protect your zirconia crown.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long do zirconia dental crowns last?

Zirconia dental crowns can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years with proper care. The longevity of a zirconia crown can vary depending on its location, how well you take care of your teeth, and the quality of the materials used.


Are zirconia dental crowns expensive?

Zirconia dental crowns are typically more expensive than other types of crowns, such as porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) or all-metal crowns. The cost varies depending on the dentist’s experience, location, and the number of crowns needed. However, the price may be worth it in the long run because zirconia crowns are highly durable and can last for many years.


Are zirconia dental crowns safe?

Yes, zirconia dental crowns are safe and biocompatible. Zirconia is an inert material that doesn’t react with the body’s tissues, making it a safe and healthy choice for dental restorations. Moreover, zirconia dental crowns don’t contain any metal, which is beneficial for patients with metal allergies or sensitivities.


Can zirconia dental crowns be whitened?

Zirconia dental crowns can’t be whitened because they’re made from a ceramic material resistant to staining. It’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent any discoloration or staining. Patients should avoid consuming foods and drinks that can cause stains, such as coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco products. Regular dental cleanings can also help keep the crowns looking their best.


Dr. Abadi Can Revive Your Smile

Zirconia dental crowns are a popular and durable option for those in need of dental restoration. If you are considering a dental crown, be sure to discuss your options with Dr. Abadi to determine if a zirconia dental crown is the right choice for you.

Call our Encino office at (818) 990-5900 or our Downey office at (562) 862-8128 to schedule your consultation today. Dr. Abadi proudly offers his years of expertise to patients in Encino and Downey, CA, and surrounding areas like Calabasas, North Hollywood, Lakewood, Buena Parks, and East Los Angeles, CA.