Zirconia vs. Porcelain Veneers
Zirconia crowns (zirconium veneers) and porcelain veneers in Turkey are among the most preferred dental veneers in recent years. In this case, it is normal for most patients to have questions in their minds. We hope that this article will help you, if you think about getting dental veneers but can’t decide which one is right for you.
Which Is Better?
Before deciding whether a zirconium or porcelain veneer is more suitable for you, you should look at the advantages and disadvantages of both treatments. Zirconia crowns and porcelain veneers in Turkey are basically done in order to give an aesthetic appearance to teeth that have been damaged for any reason. Since the purpose of both treatments is the same, the duration of them is important. As you can imagine, the materials used in dental veneers have a certain lifespan.
In order to understand the difference between zirconium veneers and porcelain veneers in Turkey, we must discuss both procedures separately.Thus, our patients can decide which dental veneers in Turkey are more suitable for them.
Zirconia Crowns in Turkey
Zirconium veneers in Turkey have been preferred and recommended by dentists recently since it provides a more natural and aesthetic appearance. Zirconium, is an extremely strong element found in nature. It provides an image very close to the real tooth appearance thanks to its color, transparency, light-transmitting structure and durability. One of the best advantages of zirconium veneers is that it does not damage the gums. Zirconium veneers, eliminates gingival problems that we encounter in composite and porcelain veneers as zirconia adapt perfectly to teeth and gums.
Zirconia crowns are specially designed and produced with computer support in Turkey. Zirconium veneers should be specially produced by taking measurements of the mouth and tooth in each patient. It costs a little more than other types of dental veneers.
The patient’s general dental health is expected to be good beforehand. Therefore, we treat dental caries or apply procedures such as root canal treatment before proceeding to the zirconium veneers in our patients.
The quality of the materials and devices used for good zirconium veneers are pretty important. When all these factors come together, we can assure you that it’s possible to use your zirconia crowns for a long time without any problems.
If you would like to get detailed information about the zirconia crowns in Turkey, you can fill out the form on the right or contact us via our WhatsApp line. Also, do not forget that you can contact our consultants at any time from our phone number.
Porcelain Veneers in Turkey
Porcelain veneers in Turkey use porcelain in their manufacture. Dental porcelain veneers are white due to their raw materials and are compatible with the human body. Since they do not contain metal and toxic substances, they result in great outcomes.
Porcelain veneers are right for patients with problems such as tooth loss or yellowing. Porcelain veneers equalizes the teeth in terms of shape, size and color. Although zirconium crowns have surpassed porcelain veneers in Turkey recently, some patients still prefer to have porcelain veneers since they are less costly.
Difference Between Zirconia Crowns vs Porcelain Veneers
Let’s point out the differences between the two since we gave general information about zirconium veneer and porcelain veneer. The amount that needs to be cut from the tooth and the rest of the process are almost the same for both types of veneers. Porcelain crowns may cause a gray reflection from the patients with thin gingiva. Therefore, it is not as good as zirconium in terms of aesthetics. On the other hand, we can say that porcelain veneers are somewhat more resistant than zirconium.
The substructure of zirconium supported crowns is white. Therefore, it does not reflect gray under the gums. Zirconium veneers have a more aesthetic appearance thanks to their transparent structure.
As you can see, both veneers have their own advantages. You can reach our consultants to have information about which one you should prefer. You can also see the results of zirconium veneer and porcelain veneer treatments on our Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts.
How Are Zirconium and Porcelain Veneers Made?
Dental veneers procedures are performed in similar ways, regardless of the material used. First, we polish off the teeth as needed according to the thickness of the veneer. Then, we take the measurements of the teeth to prepare the molds. These molds are guides for the dental veneers. Dental technicians prepare Dental veneers in a laboratory environment in accordance with these measurements. Once the veneers are ready, the procedure begins. The preparation of dental veneers usually takes up to 2 weeks.
Dental veneers procedure is painless, however, local anesthesia is applied for the patient to be comfortable. We shaped our patient’s teeth once again at this stage in order to be 100% compatible with the zirconium or porcelain veneers. After checking the veneers for the last time, the dentist permanently adheres them to the tooth surfaces.
How to Care for Zirconium and Porcelain Dental Veneers?
2 hours after the zirconium or porcelain veneers procedure, anesthesia loses its effect and patients can return to their daily life. In the first days, you may feel hardness at some points of your dental veneers. This feeling will go away in a few days after you return to your eating and drinking and dental care habits.
You don’t need to do more than take care of your natural teeth for your dental veneers. However, in order to prolong the life of the veneers, we advise you to not use your front teeth while chewing hard foods. If you have habits such as teeth clenching/grinding, you may think about quitting them.
What Is the Lifespan of Porcelain and Zirconium Veneers?
Out patients frequently ask about the lifespan of zirconium and porcelain veneers in Turkey. However, we should should note that this can vary from patient to patient. The more importance the patient gives to oral and dental health, the longer this period will be. We see that zirconium crowns last only 5 years in some patients, while in some patients they remain intact for 10-15 years. The same is true for porcelain teeth.
The quality of the material is another factor that determines the lifespan of veneer teeth. At this point, it is necessary to choose a good dentist and dental clinic.
In short, as long as your general oral and dental hygiene is good and you do not force your front teeth, you can easily use your zirconium and porcelain crowns for many years. For more information about dental aesthetics, you can read our other content or contact us.