Zirconium Crowns Q & A

What is a zirconium crown?

Traditional ceramic crowns match the color of the teeth but are not very durable. Zirconium crowns are ceramic crowns that had added zirconia, which results in a crown with exceptional strength. They can last as long as 15 years.

Who needs zirconium crowns?

We use them on children’s teeth when they are so severely decayed that a filling cannot provide complete correction. We also use them when teeth are cracked or broken. On permanent teeth, they can hide discoloration and support bridges.

How is a zirconium crown placed?

The tooth is prepped in whatever way best suits the condition being treated. After that, we shape the teeth or build a foundation, then take an impression to make the crown. Once it is ready, we place it on the tooth. We can complete this all in one visit.

How do I take care of my child’s crown?

There is nothing special you need to do. Just brush and floss like always and feed your child a healthy diet.

The dentists at Santa Clarita Children’s Dental can fix your child’s decayed or damaged teeth with natural-looking, durable crowns. Call today or schedule an appointment online to visit the practice.