What is zirconia ?
Zirconium ( ZrSiO 4 ) is a mineral group of silicates and was discovered in 1789 by German chemist M. H. Klaproth .
Zirconium dioxide (ZrO2 ) or zirconia is a compound of zirconium element shown in nature and from 10 to 15 years used in dentistry . It is partially stabilized with yttrium and enriched with aluminum. Hence it derives its positive properties such as high resistance to bending , hardness
In the zirconia dentures is the latest in dental prosthesis. This prosthesis is leaving aside porcelain for its advantages over conventional methods ; people with greater demands are most asked.
The advantages of zirconias are:
Resistance (similar to metal)
Best brighter colors
Prostheses are not notice