Differences Between Zirconium Veneer and Porcelain Veneer

Dental veneers are thin, customized covers that fit over your natural teeth. They are intended to cover the front surfaces of your teeth and improve the overall appearance of your smile, creating a more symmetrical appearance without the need for surgery.

Veneers, a very convenient solution for damaged teeth, are also widely researched by people with no health issues due to their aesthetic stance. So, when it comes to veneers, which one is better? What's the difference between zirconium veneer and porcelain veneer? Let's take a look at it.

Differences Between Zirconium Veneer and Porcelain Veneer

Differences Between Zirconium Veneer and Porcelain Veneer

What is Zirconium Veneer, and Why is It Applied?

Zirconium is a white, solid material used as an infrastructure material in aesthetic and clinical dentistry. When there is severe tooth decolourization and damage, zirconium material may be preferred. For example, zirconium veneers are the first solution that comes to mind when gaps in the teeth cannot be closed with fillings or when fractures cannot be repaired simply by filling applications.

The main difference between zirconium veneer and porcelain veneer is that it can be applied to even the most damaged teeth. Because as we will see, this is not the case with porcelain veneers.

What are the Advantages of Zirconium Veneer?

  • Because of their high light transmittance, zirconium veneers provide the closest match to natural tooth structure and appearance. Thanks to its ability to reflect and absorb light, this light permeability creates a highly elegant and natural-looking aesthetic. So, with Zirconium Veneers, you can be sure that you will not have dull-looking teeth.
  • Zirconium Veneers are robust and durable. Zirconium teeth are attached to the tooth in both mechanical and chemical ways. So, if you have a single tooth loss, Zirconium Veneer will bond very well with the natural tooth structure.
  • Sometimes, tooth stains due to coffee and tea consumption and tartar may occur in the veneers. But with zirconium veneers, that possibility is minimal, which is another difference between zirconium veneer and porcelain veneer. Because that possibility may be slightly higher in porcelain veneers, although not much; additionally, another advantage of zirconium is that it does not cause any allergic reactions or other complications. Hence, once it is applied, you can easily continue your life.
  • For gum disease patients, zirconium is the best option because it is the most adaptable alloy.



Zirconium Veneer



Porcelain Veneer

The main difference between zirconium veneer and porcelain veneer is its durability. Zirconium veneers can last longer. 



15-30 years


10-20 years

If you are in good hands, both zirconium veneer and porcelain veneer can give you very transparent and natural-looking teeth.  




There are no differences between zirconium veneer and porcelain veneer in terms of their application duration.  

5-10 days


5-10 days

The other difference between zirconium veneer and porcelain veneer is that, while both are extremely strong and resistant, zirconium veneer stands out even more due to the absence of any other substance in its composition.






Made of zirconium dioxide, one of the most resistant forms of monolithic ceramics.


Composed of feldspar, a naturally occurring glass-ceramic.














Stain resistance


Compared to other veneers both of them are successful in their fields. But overall, zirconium veneers draw a better portrait. 





Compared to other veneers, both are successful in that they are both very risk-free procedures. But in some instances, it has been demonstrated that zirconium veneers are less likely to trigger allergic reactions than porcelain veneers.

Adaptability to the natural structure of the teeth.



Both of Them Give Successful and Satisfying Results. 

So, after carefully examining the differences between zirconium veneer and porcelain veneer, we can see that they have very few differences. Although each has its own set of strengths, weaknesses, and risks, it is essential to note that these weaknesses and risks can be reduced in the hands of a good doctor and clinic.

Our clinic offers both Zirconium Veneer and Porcelain Veneer treatments. With the support of our proficient team and doctors, you can learn which option is best for you and your health and better understand the main differences between zirconium veneer and porcelain veneer.

In addition to these types of veneers, our clinic also provides smile design, dental crowns, dental implants, and teeth whitening services. For more information, you can contact us via WhatsApp or check out our site.

You can read previous article at https://www.milanoklinik.com/en/things-to-consider-before-and-after-dental-implant/.

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