Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) known as Hollywood-Smile are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.
Zirconium (ZrSiO4 ) belongs to the mineral group of silicates and was discovered in 1789 by the German chemist M. H. Klaproth.
Zirconium dioxide (zirconia ZrO2 ) is a natural compound of the element zirconium which occurs in nature. It has been used in dentistry for up to 15 years. Zirkonzahn zirconia is partially stabilised with yttrium and enriched with aluminium. This process lends the material the desired characteristics of high fl exural strength.
Zirconia has already been used over 40 years for industrial purposes. It is exceptionally durable and 100% bio-compatible. For these reasons it is used increasingly in surgery for ear-, finger- and hip prostheses. Applications for dentistry are found in Zirconia pins, crowns, bridges and implants. The material’s natural white base allows individual coloring in prescribed dentin shades. The bio-technical characteristics of Zirconia result in high quality crowns, bridges and implants with excellent bio-compatibility and aesthetic appearance.