What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are caps that cover a tooth or a dental implant. They can also be used to cover up a tooth that’s very worn down or severely discolored.  When it comes to the materials that crowns are made of, you have several possible options, including ceramic and metal. 


Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia crowns are made from zirconium dioxide. Because of their biocompatibility, they are less likely to provoke the body into producing a reaction or immunological response like inflammation. 


Zirconia-based crowns have fared just as well over the course of 5 years as metal-based crowns. Crowns made of zirconia, called monolithic zirconia, are especially durable.