Zirconia crown advantages

Zirconia is a very popular material for making crowns as it is very strong in thin sections, and so not a lot of tooth needs to be removed. Zirconia can also be used for the first part of the crown (that sits over the teeth) and standard porcelain built up on top to mimic the natural tooth more closely, not just in its looks but in its characteristics too. Zirconia crowns are comfortable for patients, as they do not transmit hot and cold in the same way as conventional porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.