|What is Dental Zirconia?|
Sometimes called “white steel,” zirconia is a ceramic material that has been used to create substructures in cosmetic dentistry to give crowns and bridges a whiter brighter more translucent quality. Zirconia is 100% biocompatible and is the preferred material for numerous medical applications including strong long-lasting artificial hip joints.
Crowns and bridges based on CRYSTAL Zirconia are the strongest and most aesthetically translucent restorations available in dentistry today -- up to five times stronger than all-porcelain restorations, nothing looks more like natural teeth. Crystal Zirconia blocks and discs are made using Cold Isostatic Pressing with Tosoh Zirconia powders, the world's largest manufacturer of zirconia used in medical applications.
Why is Translucency Important?
In the past, most crowns and bridges have been Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM). These restorations, built on a dark metal alloy base, tend to look opaque and monochromatic, with a darker grayness at the gum line. All ceramic dental restorations made with Crystal Zirconia match the appearance and translucency of natural teeth.
Is Crystal Really Stronger than Steel?
In lab tests, Crystal Zirconia crowns and bridges were TWICE as strong as PFM (Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal) restorations, and up to FIVE times stronger than other all-ceramic restorations used in dentistry. There simply is NO dental material stronger than CRYSTAL Zirconia.
What Does "Biocompatible" Mean?
CRYSTAL Zirconia is 100% biocompatible and because the body does not reject zirconia, this material is the preferred modern material for medical applications. Unlike amalgams and metal alloys used in the dentistry in the past, the body accepts zirconia as a natural material, so you don’t have to worry about allergies or adverse reactions.
Made in the USA!
CRSTAL Zirconia is manufactured in the USA, made from FDA-Registered Yttrium stabilized Zirconia. A quality-control IDENTceram certificate is included with your restoration for your dental chart which documents the authenticity and composition of the ceramic materials used in your dental restorations. Crystal is currently not licensed for sale in Canada.