What is a bridge made of zirconia and what are its benefits?
What is a bridge made of zirconia and what are its benefits?
Zirconia bridge is one of the best bridges, which is usually preferred by dental implant patients. Zirconia bridges are stronger, more durable, and look better and more beautiful than other types of bridges.
The use of bridges of this material is usually preferred to metal and ceramic bridges. The main reason is that this type of bridge makes the teeth less sensitive, and in addition, you do not need to worry about discoloration and blackening of the base of the veneer.
Many people are not interested in using a bridge at all because of this blurring of the gingival border.
Of course, there are solutions to this problem. For example, one of the solutions to this problem, as we have said, is to use bridges without metal frames, which do not cause such a problem. Bridges made entirely of high quality ceramic or zirconia do not cause such problems.
What is a zirconia bridge?
Bridge basically means bridge. A bridge is a restorative structure that is generally a subset of dentures.
In a bridge, two dental veneers are attached to a metal structure. Between the two veneers, there is also a number of dentures. The two veneers are placed on two teeth and the middle denture is placed in the missing tooth cavity.
Veneers are designed to form a tooth-like structure but hollow. These veneers sit on the teeth on either side of the hollow tooth. In this way, the middle tooth, which is a denture, covers the empty space by supporting and connecting to the other two veneers.
Zirconia bridges are different from regular bridges. The material of this bridge, as it is known, is zirconium oxide. Zirconium oxide is a type of dental ceramic, which is strong and compatible with the human body.
The high compatibility of the parts that are implanted in the body is very important. The high compatibility of this bridge will mean that your body will easily accept the bridge you put in your mouth and will not reject it or show any inflammatory or negative reactions to it.
A bridge made of zirconia is light and polished in appearance, just like natural teeth. For this reason, when placed in the mouth, you will not feel the difference between the bridge and other teeth.
Advantages of using zirconia bridges
The most important advantages of a zirconia bridge are its strength, stability and beautiful appearance, which looks good when placed next to other teeth.
In addition, as we have said, the materials used to make this bridge are biocompatible, meaning that living organisms and tissues do not show allergic reactions to it and the compounds in it do not cause problems, damage or disease in the body Be.
Another advantage of zirconia bridge is its less preparation and prerequisites. This means that you need to take fewer steps to use this bridge and start the process.
In the restorative method of using a bridge, the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are first shaved and deformed so that the bridge can be mounted on them.
In fact, the two veneers on either side of the denture will be placed on the cut teeth and will act as bridge bridges for the denture.
So before you want to use the bridge, a thin layer should be shaved from the teeth to place the veneer on it. Of course, the smaller and thinner the layer removed, the better, because in the process you actually have to do physical damage to your healthy teeth.
The same thing should be done with zirconia bridges, but the thickness of the layer to be shaved is much less than other types of bridges.
In appearance, zirconia bridges are superior to other bridges. The more beautiful and compact appearance of this bridge is due to the lack of use of metal frame. As a result, when you apply the bridge, the effect of metallic paint on the gums is no longer visible.
Finally, when using a zirconia bridge, it will not be easy to tell the difference between a bridge and a natural tooth.
Disadvantages of Zirconia Bridge
So far we have talked about the various benefits of zirconia bridges. But now the question arises whether this treatment also has disadvantages? What are some issues that may motivate you to use other types of bridges?
The first thing that might be considered a negative point for a zirconia bridge is its higher price. Zirconia bridges are more expensive than other types of bridges.
And that means that if you want to use a zirconia bridge, you have to look good and finally choose an option that is both cost-effective and in terms of shape, appearance and performance.
But we advise you not to put price as your first criterion and priority in choosing a bridge. The efficiency and suitability of the bridge is something you should think about first.
Scratching and damaging other natural teeth is another problem you may encounter with using a zirconia bridge. One of the advantages of zirconia bridge is its durability and strength.
But this feature can sometimes have negative effects as well. The surface of the zirconia bridge veneer may wear out of contact with and on the surface of other natural teeth.
The result is that the surface of the veneer and, of course, the other teeth slowly wears out, reducing the impact of the zirconia bridge.
Ceramic bridges are less resistant to sudden pressures and stresses than other bridges. This makes them more likely to break and fill their lips.
Of course, not all ceramic bridges are like this. Newer and better products have largely eliminated this problem and have a stronger and stronger internal structure.
How is a zirconia bridge implanted in the mouth?
The method of implanting zirconia bridges is just like the method of implanting bridges of other sexes. This means that in the first stage and before any procedure, the dentist examines the condition of your teeth and the health of your teeth.
Next, it will explain the advantages and disadvantages of different methods for you. If you want to use a bridge, it will probably give you some general and useful information about the bridge as well.
If you agree to do the bridge and you also qualify for the ceramic or zirconia bridge, the initial steps to prepare you for the installation of the bridge will begin.
The preparation actually consists of two stages, the first of which is a more detailed and detailed examination of the injury and X-rays. In the next step, peeling work is done from the tooth surface.
That is, the teeth that are next to the vacancy are made smaller and shaved using a special drill so that the tooth veneer can be placed on it in the next step.
All of these measures are to ensure that the bridge fits snugly on your teeth and is perfectly suited to your particular situation.
In addition, a mold is made from your teeth. The sample is sent to the laboratory to design the bridge with the desired dimensions and sizes. This may take about 2 to 3 weeks.
During this time, you will usually be given a temporary bridge to use before your personal bridge is ready. When the bridge is done, you will see the dentist again to have the original bridge placed on the tooth.
The new bridge is placed in place by the dentist and the position, size and installation on the tooth are checked. After ensuring the proper placement, special materials are used to glue the veneers to the teeth, which is called dental adhesive, to complete the work.