Simply Crown and Bridge
198 Cambridge Road
Kingston Upon Thames

Tel: 0208 5494836



Zirconia Oxide

Often known within the dental industry as Zirconia. This is a material that causes some confusion. There are many brands, inVizion, Lava, Cercon, to name but a few. so what are the differences? In essence very few. All the major manufacturers have high quality production facilities, which is essential to produce good quality zirconia for milling. At simply Crown and Bridge we use only the major brands and have priced our work accordingly.

When do we use Zirconia?

We use it for large span bridges which are beyond the scope of e.max, and for implant abutments.

Why don't we use such a strong material all the time?

In brief, it is not as aesthetic as e.max. The crystaline structure of zirconium oxide tends to reflect light, making the crown higher value than a natural tooth. Using various modifiers, we can work around these problems, but it is always better to start from the right place, which are the natural low value characteristics of e.max.

However, when strength is the outstanding concern, we use Zirconia and the results can still be amazingly aesthetic as can be seen from These photographs of our work.