Everything You Need to Know About Dental Crowns and Bridges Made From Zirconia

What is zirconia? Historical origin of zirconia

Zirconia began to be used in medicine in the 1970s as a hip replacement material. zirconia was only introduced into dentistry in the late 1990s for use in root canal piles. Zirconia is also used in restorative dental practices as an alternative to metal infusion restorations. Zirconia has been successfully used as a dental biomaterial in recent years due to its biocompatibility, excellent mechanical properties, and excellent aesthetic results.

Zirconia is not a naturally occurring, but a synthetic material. However, it is composed of a mineral called zircon, a mineral that can be found in nature, which is present on the surface of the earth. It is the source of all metallic zirconium. It is an element with excellent chemical properties, and it can synthesize various compounds, one of which is zirconium oxide (also known as zirconium dioxide).

What is dental zirconia material?

We have studied the biocompatibility of zirconia in depth and carefully and found that it has good compatibility with human tissue. It is a very attractive material for patients who prefer a non-metallic denture due to allergies to metals. Although it is quite rare for people to develop allergies and sensitivities to dental alloys, it is still a factor that should not be overlooked. In this case, zirconia is a great biocompatible and highly aesthetic choice.DENTAL zirconia block cadcam milling

What is crown and crown bridge teeth?

A dental crown or bridge is the most common replacement for a permanent dental implant. If you are missing one or more teeth consecutively, but the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are healthy, then you may need a dental bridge or crown. The existing teeth can support the crown or bridge to replace the missing tooth and, after adaptation, can be used infinitely closer to the real tooth and be completely unnoticeable as a denture in appearance.

Dental bridges and crowns can be described as follows:

  • Dental bridges---- If you can't afford permanent dental implants (which are often expensive and are reimbursed by some insurance companies and not by others - or many people don't have insurance), the other most viable (and cheaper) alternative is a dental bridge. A dental bridge uses your healthy teeth as a carrier to support your restored tooth. By using good teeth as anchors, they ensure a longer life for your bridge, which can replace more than one missing tooth at a time.

  • Crowns----A crown covers only one tooth with roots, covering and protecting a broken tooth during daily use. And with excellent strength and fit, crowns help restore a diseased tooth to its previous condition. A person can have many individual crowns, but each crown can only cover one tooth.
    A crown is the equivalent of putting a cap on a tooth after you have a root canal. Typically, your doctor will put a temporary crown on your tooth a few weeks before treatment. To get used to the feeling, after the root canal treatment is complete, a permanent crown will be installed, which normally lasts for decades and is custom-made to fit your teeth. This avoids tooth extraction.


Both crowns and bridges are designed to help patients restore their confidence and smile. As material technology and CAD/CAM technology continue to advance, both bridges and crowns will look more like your permanent teeth. Technology continues to advance and more and more people are enjoying having their smile fully restored." MINESMILE" is also your smile!

MINESMILE® is a brand specializing in dental zirconia materials. ST White Zirconia and 3D Multilayer are ideal for dental bridges and crowns, with high strength and proper translucency, with 3D Multilayer having 49% translucency, ideal for anterior crown bridges, helping patients achieve perfect restorative results.


For more information, contact:

Lili Lai

General Sale Manager

Yourcera Biotech

+86 18674838815

Email Lily Lai

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