Dental crowns are fixed devices that are cemented on to existing weak, damaged or broken teeth to support and preserve functionality.
These restorations are also used to enhance the shape, alignment or aesthetic appearance of teeth.
Some crowns are comprised of materials such as ceramic, porcelain or gold, while zirconia dental crowns are made up of a naturally light-colored ceramic known as zirconium oxide.
Zirconia, a white crystalline oxide form of zirconium, is considered a Group 4 element. This designation on the periodic table means zirconium is part of the titanium family.
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