What is Zirconium Veneers?

Zirconium veneer is a veneer method used for dental aesthetics and restoration. The answer to the question “What is a zirconium tooth” can be given as a tooth covered using a white ceramicmaterial called zirconium. Zirconium veneer gives a durable, long-lasting and color-stable result. Since the zirconium material is compatible with the human body, the risk of allergy is very low. 

How is Zirconium Veneers Treatment Performed?

Zirconium veneer consists of two basic stages as preparing the dental veneer mold and adhering it to the tooth surface. In the first stage, firstly, if necessary, arrangements are made on the teeth accompanied by local anesthesia. After the teeth are shaped with minor interventions, the measure is taken and the mold is prepared according to the measure. After about 3-4 days, the zirconium veneer prepared at the second stage of the process is tested. When it is certain that the teeth are compatible and a natural appearance is achieved, the veneer is adhered to the tooth surface with special adhesives. 

Is Zirconium Veneer Harmful?

Zirconium veneers are generally considered a safe and effective method of tooth restoration. Zirconium is frequently preferred by dentists because it is safe, durable and has a natural appearance. When the zirconium veneer application is applied and followed correctly, there is usually no harm. However, in some rare cases, side effects such as tooth sensitivity, mouth sores, cracks in the veneer and allergic reactions may occur in the application of zirconium veneer.

What Should Be Paid Attention to After Zirconium Veneer?

By taking some precautions after the application of zirconium veneer, you can contribute to the longevity of the veneer and the protection of your dentalhealth. Things to consider after zirconium veneer can be listed as follows:

  • Regular brushing and flossing: By brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, you can ensure that your zirconium veneers stay clean and last longer.
  • Avoiding hard foods: Although zirconium veneers are quite durable, hard foods and some drinks can damage the veneers. For this reason, it is recommended to avoid hard foods such as hard candies and unshelled nuts, and acidic beverages.
  • Regular dentist check-up: If you go to your dentist regularly for a check-up, possible problems with your teeth can be detected and treated early.
  • Gargling: If you rinse your mouth with water or various types of mouthwash, the food residues on your veneer will be cleaned and thus you will support it to last longer.
  • Protecting the jaw and mouth: If impacts occur on your zirconium veneers, the veneers may be damaged. Therefore, it is recommended to take a protective measure for your mouth while doing sports, cycling, skating or any activity.
  • Avoiding teeth whitening products: Some teeth whitening products may change the color or damage zirconium veneers. Since the zirconium veneer is made in the white color you want, there is no need for an additional whitening product.

How Permanent Is Zirconium Veneer?

Since zirconium veneer is a type of veneer that can last for a long time, it can last for years if properly cared for. The lifespan of zirconium veneers depends on the person’s dental hygiene, oral health and regular dental check-ups. The lifespan of dental veneers can be extended by regular brushing, use of mouthwash and dental floss, and dental check-ups. Zirconium veneers are resistant to cracking or breakage and can last up to 10 years.

Zirconium Veneer Models

Zirconium veneers have different models that can be selected according to the needs and expectations of the patient. Some zirconium tooth models can be listed as follows:

  • Full veneer
  • Regional veneer
  • Front tooth veneer
  • Laminate veneer
  • Curved veneer

How Many Sessions Does Zirconium Veneer Take?

Although the zirconium veneer process is usually completed in 2-3 sessions, it may take longer depending on the condition of the patient’s teeth and their demands. In some cases, it may require 5-6 sessions to bring the teeth to the desired state and then make the veneer fully compatible and natural.

How is Zirconium Veneer Cleaned?

The cleaning of the veneer teeth is actually not much different from normal dental cleaning, it covers regular tooth brushing, dental floss and mouthwash use, regular dentist control in the same way. The situation that requires a little more sensitivity in the veneer than the normal tooth is not to do things like chewing hard foods that will damage the veneer. 

Zirconium Veneer Prices

Since there are stages in the zirconium dental veneer process that require precision, such as taking measurements, obtaining a mold, and successfully placing the veneer, the clinic where the procedure will be performed and the dentist who will perform the procedure are important in pricing. Zirconium veneer prices will vary depending on the clinic where the procedure will be performed, the quality of the material to be used and the experience of the dentist.

Frequently Asked Questions About Zirconium Veneer

Although zirconium veneer is one of the commonly used dental veneer methods, there may be questions about the issues to be considered and the care to be performed about and after the veneer process. Some of the frequently asked questions about zirconium veneer are detailed below.

Is There a Specific Age for Zirconium Veneer?

Normally, there is no certain age limit for zirconium veneer. However, since the jaw structure and teeth of children are not yet fully developed, zirconium veneer is not recommended. Dentists usually wait for the teeth to fully develop, so that possible gaps that will occur with the growth of the jawbone are prevented.

How is Zirconium Veneer Whitened?

The color of the zirconium veneer is selected and decided during the making process. There is no need for an extra whitening process after the veneer is made in the decided color. In any case, classical teeth whitening methods cannot change the color of the durable zirconium material. If you are not satisfied with the color, you can consult your dentist and try special whitening methods.

How Long is the Lifespan of Zirconium Veneers?

With a successful zirconium veneer treatment and subsequent care, zirconium teeth can last for years. The lifespan of zirconium veneer can reach 10 years.

What Happens If the Zirconium Veneer Breaks?

Although the zirconium veneer is very unlikely to break, in some unfortunate cases it can crack or break. In such a case, the thing to do is to check whether the crack or fracture is in a fixable condition. In the case of cracks, the veneer can be repaired, while in the case of a fracture, a new veneer is usually required.

How is the Zirconium Tooth Measurement Taken?

While measuring the teeth for veneer, the mold of the teeth is obtained with the help of a material containing a substance called alginate. This material made of alginate, which is a viscous substance, is fully placed on the tooth and it is ensured that it looks proper. Thus, the tooth size is taken correctly for the preparation of the zirconium veneer.

How is Zirconium Teeth Shaving Performed?

It is a common practice to give the desired image and size to the teeth by shaving teeth in zirconium veneers. Although there are no defects to be corrected in the teeth before the zirconium coating, tooth shaving is usually required. Because before the veneer is adhered, a thin layer should be removed from the tooth surface under local anesthesiaand the tooth should be made suitable for veneer bonding.

How Does Zirconium Toothache Heal?

When the zirconium veneer is successfully performed, pain does not occur, but sensitivity may be observed for a while. In some cases, incorrect applications during the procedure may cause zirconium tooth pain. In this case, it may be possible to dislocate the veneer and look at the condition of the teeth, and to intervene in the infection or nerve endings, if any.

Does Zirconium Teeth Hurt When Dissolving?

Although rare, there is a possibility that the zirconium tooth will dissolve in some unusual situations. While it happens due to various reasons, sensitivity and slight pain may be felt in the teeth due to the loosening and falling off of the veneer.
Do not neglect to have your check-ups for your oral and dental health. Within Liv Hospital, zirconium veneer and other dental treatments are performed by specialist dentists. 

Liv Hospital: A smile worthy of your face is possible

Liv Hospital is one of the most successful centers in Türkiye in the field of Zirconium Veneer  with its scientific studies at international standards and thousands of successful doctors. From your initial phone conversation through the end of your treatment, the Liv Hospital International Health Services Team will be by your side. Providing service to visitors from 182 different nationalities in Türkiye, Liv Hospital employs a team of experienced and competent medical doctors who can meet all your health needs. Therefore, the days when you will smile comfortably, you will not experience pain while eating, and you can consume your drinks without any pain are not far away. You can call us to get detailed information about Zirconium Veneer operations. You can get acquainted with the advantages of Zirconium Veneertreatment in Türkiye and witness the difference of Liv Hospital.

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