At Vera Clinic, we have a variety of different dental treatments to improve your teeth and help you gain a perfect smile. Whether you want whiter teeth or to change the shape or positioning of your teeth, we have something suitable for you. If you are struggling with misaligned teeth, our Zirconia veneers could be the answer to your problem. These types of veneer are designed specially to align your teeth and make them appear straighter.
What is Zirconia Material?
Our Zirconia treatment is a metal option to improve your teeth, Zirconium and Zirconia are super strong materials and are ideal for helping your teeth straighten up. Zirconia has been compared to Titanium because it is so strong, and the chemical properties also match. However, Zirconium is ceramic and different from Zirconia and used commonly for dental implants.
What Do Zirconia Veneers Treat?
Zirconia veneers are becoming increasingly popular as a method to teeth that are misaligned and not neat looking. This procedure will give you fast results and Zirconia, unlike alternative materials, is durable down to being such a strong material. If you are an adult that wants to avoid braces, this could be a better option for you as it can sort out crooked teeth. Zirconia is one of the most biocompatible dental materials you can find, after gold. Some more benefits of zirconia veneers are:
- Resistance of staining from tea, coffee, and smoking
- Don’t break easily
- Strong enough to survive lots of chewing and grinding
- They are a lighter colour than other metal veneers
- You won’t taste any metal
- The outside of the veneers is smooth causing no abrasion on gums and other teeth
- Maximum comfort
The great thing about going for Zirconia veneers is they are highly unlikely to cause a chemical reaction in your mouth. You won’t get any allergic reactions such as, swelling, bleeding or gingival recession. Compared to other dental procedures, Zirconia veneers cause minimal disruption in your mouth, especially when compared with porcelain veneers.
What Are the Advantages of Zirconia Veneers?
The advantages that come with using zirconia are vast. The most significant of which is its non-reactivity with bodily fluids. It is ideal for patients with metal allergies who are not suitable for other materials. Moreover, zirconia is stronger and more durable than porcelain or ceramic. As a result, it is not susceptible to chipping and fracturing making it more suitable for patients who tend to grind their teeth.
In addition to the aforementioned factors, it is by far more comfortable than any other material for dental crowns. Its comfort is primarily the result of its transmission of hot and cold which is the closest to natural teeth.
Zirconia Dental Veneers FAQs
Are There Any Disadvantages of Zirconia Veneers?
There are any advantages of Zirconia veneers but lots of procedures come with a few disadvantages too, but most are worth it. The procedure time isn’t as fast as some of our other dental services at Vera Clinic, all our dentists are highly experienced, but Zirconia veneers still take a while to fit. The longer procedure time and tooth preparation time put some people off, but the enamel on your teeth needs to be prepared properly before the procedure. Once you have the Zirconia veneers, they can be hard to adjust, so make sure you are 100% sure about getting them, they are also one of the pricier dental options.
Should I Go For E-Max or Zirconia Veneers?
For those looking for dental veneers but still feeling unsure whether to get Zirconia veneers there are other options too, such as E-Max veneers. These are the two most popular choices and the difference between them is the material, benefits and features they involve. E-Max veneers are made from a ceramic, just like Zirconia but they are more translucent and therefore, not strained like Zirconia. If you’d like better light transmission, go for E-max but if you would like your veneers to be more durable, you can go for Zirconia.
How Long Do Veneers Usually Last?
They will usually last about 10-15 years in most cases, you will need to keep your mouth clean and focus on oral hygiene daily if you want your veneers to last if possible. You won’t need to practice any special care on your veneers, just brushing and flossing but make sure you visit the dentist regularly too as they will be the first to point out any problems or spot if anything is wrong.