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Zirconia Crowns and Dental Crowns

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Zirconia crown in Dubai

  • A crown is a porcelain cap that fits over the entire surface of the tooth.
  • A porcelain crown can be formed to resemble natural teeth to the point that it is nearly indistinguishable from the patient’s real ones. Placing a crown restores the tooth’s natural form and its function.
  • The difference between a dental crown and a veneer lies in the amount of natural tooth structure that needs to be replaced. Crowns are generally the restoration of choice when more tooth structure has been lost.

Indications for Dental Crowns

  • To cover and support heavily-filled teeth.

  • To restore discolored and broken-down teeth.

  • To hold dental bridges in place.

  • Following a root canal treatment, when there is insufficient natural tooth structure for support.
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Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia dental crowns combine the strength of metal and the aesthetics of porcelain. 

Zirconia is about five times stronger than porcelain and is the preferred choice for restoring the back teeth and for patients with teeth grinding.

Process involved for a zirconia crown

The preparation process for a zirconia crown requires two sessions. During the first session, the dentist will initially take X-rays to rule out any infection of the person’s teeth and jaw areas.

The dentist will then apply local anesthesia and proceed to reshaping the tooth that accepts the crown. The dentist creates a cast of the teeth that will receive the crown and sends the cast to a lab specializing in zirconia crowns. While waiting for the zirconia crown, the patient will be provided with an interim temporary crown to cover the site.

At the lab, the ceramist will upload the scan into a computer with CAD software that designs the zirconia crown. Once the permanent zirconia crown has been fabricated, your dentist will replace the temporary crown with the permanent one in the following appointment.

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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are indicated when you have one or more missing teeth. A typical 3-unit bridge consists of three crowns joined together, which is used to replace a single missing tooth.

Bridges generally require shaping of the teeth surrounding the missing tooth. Traditional bridges are made of metal, porcelain fused to metal or zirconia.

How long do Zirconia Crowns and Bridges last?

Zirconia crowns and bridges can last between 10 and 15 years, on average. The lifespan can vary depending on several factors, including:

  • Dental hygiene
  • Habits that can damage teeth, such as chewing on ice or using teeth to open packaging
  • Teeth clenching or grinding due to stress or while sleeping

Dental Crowns in the Smile Zone

  • If the teeth replaced are in the “smile zone,” your dentist will discuss your preferences for the shape, length, width, and color of the teeth.

  • Based on the communication with your dentist, the laboratory designs a diagnostic wax-up that serves as a preview to how your final smile can appear.

  • The next step of dental crown replacement would involve the creation of a “trial smile” using temporary crowns, and which can be further modified to custom tailor your final smile.
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Zirconia Crown Specialists

Dr. Anupama Jaswal

Dr. Anupama Jaswal, our restorative dentist in Dubai has over 22 years of extensive clinical experience with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry (porcelain and zirconia crowns).


Dr. Mona Yadav

Dr. Mona Yadav has obtained her Masters in Restorative dentistry and has extensive clinical experience in restoration of compromised teeth with zirconia crowns and bridges.

Great recommendation from my colleague as I needed quick attention on a crown issue. Dr Anu replaced the old crown and did a great job in sorting out my issue. Would happily recommend her!

Charlotte Turner

Due to a childhood filled with dental incompetence, as an adult I avoided dentists until it became too painful to chew. Dr Mona not only brought my molars back into perfect shape, she also erased my dentist phobia in the process. I was surprised that my neglected old leaky fillings left anything to repair and I expected a series of extractions. Instead I now have eight perfect porcelain crowns that function and look like new. I recommend Dr. Mona with complete confidence.

Federico Pellati
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Testimonials for Zirconia Crowns

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0% financing for Dental crowns

For easier management of dental crowns cost in Dubai, we offer 0% interest-free payment plan for 6 / 12 months for holders of the following credit card:

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FAQs about zirconia crown

Zirconia crown is made from zirconium dioxide, and is biocompatible like titanium. Zirconia is at least 3 times stronger than conventional porcelain and is more wear-resistant and less susceptible to chipping.

While PFM crown may be cost effective, zirconia crown is much stronger and offer the aesthetics of a natural tooth.

Zirconia crown can last for 10 years or longer if they are cared for properly, through maintaining good oral hygiene, and ensuring periodic check-ups with your dentist. 

Yes, zirconia crowns are considered a safe and suitable option for people with metal allergies or sensitivities. Zirconia is a non-metal material that is biocompatible and hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for individuals who may experience allergic reactions to traditional metal dental restorations.

Just like with other crown types, a certain amount of tooth reduction is necessary to create space for the zirconia crown. However, zirconia is known for its strength, so in some cases, the dentist might be able to preserve more of your natural tooth structure compared to traditional crowns.

Aesthetics: Zirconia crowns are known for their natural and lifelike appearance. They can be customized to match the color, shape, and size of your adjacent teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural look.

Biocompatibility: Zirconia is a biocompatible material, which means it is well-tolerated by the body and unlikely to cause allergic reactions or adverse tissue responses.

Durability: Zirconia is highly durable and resistant to chipping or cracking. This makes zirconia crowns a reliable option for withstanding the forces of biting and chewing.

Minimized wear on adjacent teeth: Zirconia is gentle on the opposing teeth, reducing the potential for wear on the teeth that come into contact with the crown.

Warranty for Dental Crowns

Dental crown treatments carried out at the clinic are presented with a 5-year warranty. In the event of fractures of porcelain, repairs or replacements would be at no additional cost*.

* Please note:

  • The patient would need to attend routine dental check-ups once every six months.
  • When advised, wear a nightguard.