Zirconia Crowns (Hollywood Smile)
Hollywood smile may be one of the biggest reasons why we are amazed by Hollywood stars walking and standing on the red carpet. Although they are way different stars and always have their unique styles, the bright white, gap-free, perfectly aligned teeth are typical of them. The actors, models, and many other people appearing on TV look very attractive thanks to their beautiful smile design, Hollywood star smile. Although a Hollywood smile has mainly aesthetic connotations, a good smile also implies physical and mental health. Many dental impairments are fixed during this comprehensive cosmetic dentistry procedure, and people get a better image and self-esteem.
What is Hollywood smile?
Hollywood smile is a dental procedure in which dental professionals deal with various problems stopping you from smiling esthetically. The problems typically involve misalignments, decays, chipping, discoloration, gaps, etc. To eliminate the issues, they usually use dental veneers together with some other treatments when necessary. The procedures are conducted at a dental clinic or a dental professional’s office. In most cases, not just one dentist giving you this treatment directly, but a team of dental professionals discusses it with you before, during, and after the procedure.
Hollywood smile dental design is a simple procedure compared to its outcomes. You get rid of various dental problems and get the ideal teeth alignment and color, making you smile much better than ever. The results of the Hollywood smile procedure look very natural, and they last for a long time without requiring any more professional maintenance.
Which techniques are used?
In order to fix all aesthetic problems related to your smile, different techniques are available. The most utilized dentistry techniques for the Hollywood smile are veneers, crowns, Invisalign, implants, gum contouring, and teeth whitening agents.
Invisalign is a popular novel treatment that is used to fix any major misalignment of teeth. A set of clear trays are provided for you to wear for at least 22 hours of the day. This procedure corrects the look of your teeth and sets them up for further
treatments. If your teeth require some straightening up, your dentist will likely start your Hollywood smile procedure with this treatment.
Veneers are one of the most used techniques for the Hollywood smile procedure because of their clean look and durability. Several types of veneers, such as porcelain veneers, Lumineers, and composite resin veneers, are currently available and preferred for varied reasons. Veneers can help with a wide range of problems such as gaps between the teeth, chippings, stains, or crooked teeth. Veneers are thin shells that are placed over your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers require removing the enamel layer by filing your teeth down. This provides room for veneers to be placed on top of your teeth. On the other hand, Lumineers can be placed directly on your teeth because of their thinner structure. Composite resin veneers are made of the same material as dental fillings and can be tricky to mold. Therefore, they are only preferred under exceptional circumstances.
Dental crowns can be necessary if you have seriously damaged teeth. The tooth is significantly filed down for the placement of dental crowns. These coverings provide strength and perfect shape to the tooth.
Implants are used to replace any missing tooth. If you have a missing tooth, implants can fill in the gap and perform as good as the natural tooth. Gum contouring can be preferred if you have too much or too little gum coverage on your teeth. Excessive gum tissue can be a serious problem in terms of aesthetics while receding gums can affect the health of your teeth. Depending on your condition, your dentist can reshape your gums to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing look.
Teeth whitening is always a crucial step in the Hollywood smile procedure. You can achieve that dazzling Hollywood look by treating any discoloration or stains. However, remember that there is such a thing as going too white. To achieve a naturally beautiful look, you should achieve a color that has a slight hint of yellow in it. Your dentist will be providing you with color samples and you can choose the right shade for you together
Patients who wish aesthetic dental restorations often choose zirconia crowns. These crowns are selected over conventional PFMs (Porcelain Fused-to-Metal) or full gold crowns due to their superior strength, durability, and excellent aesthetics.
Some dentists exclusively use zirconia over all-ceramic restorations, mainly when restoring a single tooth. Zirconia crowns require shoulder or chamfer margins for the best results. They may be fabricated from solid full-contour zirconia, high translucent zirconia, or layered zirconia. High translucent zirconia and layered zirconia can be either screw-retained or cemented.
Most dental practices are switching from conventional PFM crowns and moving towards the use of zirconia for creating fixed dental restorations. Because zirconia restorations possess excellent aesthetics and are virtually indestructible, zirconia is becoming the most popular material for fabricating dental restorations.
What are zirconia crowns?
Zirconia crowns are normally used on people who have worn down teeth or have missing teeth. They not only improve the appearance of a Gappy smile or uneven smile due to worn down teeth, but they also help with the functionality of the tooth or teeth. Zirconia Crowns are made up of a safe ceramic material and is also used for other medical purposes such as artificial joints due to their durability and strength.
Zirconia crowns are highly biocompatible, as the smooth surface helps to reduce plaque accumulation. Layered zirconia crowns are highly durable. Even though the porcelain used for layering does not have the strength of solid zirconia, they are designed to bond with the zirconium substructure, making chipping or fracturing extremely rare. The material also promotes a healthy tissue response.
- Due to a wide variety of factors, including chemical composition and processing requirements, there are many ways zirconia can be manufactured to suit the needs of the patient. This customization minimizes the margin for error and ensures an excellent fit for each individual.
• Zirconia is suitable for patients with metal allergies or who would prefer to have metal-free restorations.
- Zirconia is metal-free, preventing darkening around the gingival margin in patients with thin biotypes. This eliminates the possibility of metal margins becoming exposed due to gingival recession.
- The translucent nature of this material can transmit the color of adjacent teeth, and it is manufactured in a wide variety of shades, making it easy to match the color of the patient’s natural teeth accurately.
- Computer-aided design and manufacturing processes provide patients with a precise fit, thus reducing the chair time required to adjust and cement these restorations.
- Zirconia crowns can be conventionally cemented in place by using Bisco’s ZPrime™ Plus, then applying the bonding agent of choice to prep, followed by dual-cure resin cement. • Zirconia crowns are comfortable for patients as they do not transmit hot and cold like conventional PFMs.
How Are Zirconia Crowns Fitted?
Like most other crowns available on the market, there are two stages to fitting Zirconia Crowns. Your teeth will be prepared ready for the crown to be fitted. Impressions of your teeth will then be taken with putty. Then the impressions will be sent off to the laboratory to be created. Once your crowns have been made your dentist will then fit them to your existing tooth or teeth. If you have a missing tooth or teeth, then your dentist will have to fit the crown to a dental implant (if that’s the option you have chosen). When your Zirconia Crowns have been fitted, they will require the same level of attention as your natural teeth regarding oral hygiene. Zirconia Crowns will look like your natural teeth and give you that picture-perfect smile you have always dreamed of