Ceramic zirconia prostheses are renowned for their exceptional aesthetic quality, all while being durable and biocompatible. Classified as inert bio-ceramic, zirconia will not negatively interact with other materials in your mouth. There is therefore no discolouration and no appearance of black or dark-coloured lines around the gum line.

Zirconia is the world’s oldest mineral, the one most often found in the earth’s crust. From this element we can produce a high-performance material called zirconia oxide (zirconia oxide stabilized with yttrium) that has been used in hip surgery for over 20 years. Today, this material can also be used in dental work. Of all ceramic dental material available today, zirconia—with its excellent health compatibility—possesses the best possible qualities for the making of modern dental prostheses.

Durability and toughness

When built right, a prosthesis should last a lifetime. Thanks to its durability and high density, zirconia resists even the most powerful oral mastication and will not wear down—so its colour will always stay the same.

Zirconia or resin

Zirconia ceramic has many positive qualities—such as high biocompatibility, durability and colour stability—fitting perfectly with Dr. Carbery’s high standards. Resin dental prostheses also come with aesthetic benefits, but are less resistant over the long term and are more susceptible to allergic reactions or changes in colour.

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