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Why the Material Matters

Dental crowns can play an important role in your oral health. After a tooth damaged by decay or trauma has been repaired, a crown can be securely placed on top to restore structure and protect it from further harm.

With a white, translucent appearance and a smooth, hard texture, zirconia combines the strength of metal alloys with the natural look of porcelain.

Your teeth are put under considerable pressure from biting and chewing. Your crown must be strong and durable enough to withstand these pressures. Consequently, the material of your crown can greatly impact its long-term success.




Benefits of Zirconia

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Among the most popular materials available for dental crowns are metal, ceramic, and porcelain. While each of these materials offer certain benefits, zirconia crowns can provide numerous advantages over other options, including:


Made from a non-porous structure, zirconia is up to 200 percent stronger than porcelain. As a result, it can withstand the daily pressure of chewing and biting. Zirconia is also corrosion resistant, withstanding the effects of metal fillings or implants in nearby teeth. With proper care, zirconia can last more than a decade without cracking or chipping.

Natural appearance

While metal crowns are often stronger than porcelain options, many patients are dissatisfied with how they stand out. With a white, translucent appearance and a smooth, hard texture, zirconia combines the strength of metal alloys with the natural look of porcelain. Few people can distinguish between natural teeth and zirconia crowns.


With a long history as a successful material in medical implants and artificial limbs, zirconia is highly biocompatible with the human body. The risk of allergy or rejection is therefore very low.


Unlike its metal alternatives, zirconia does not conduct electricity or heat. As a result, zirconia crowns are much less likely to develop bacterial growth, trigger chemical reactions, or migrate to other areas of the body. Overall, zirconia can help maintain a healthy mouth.

Conservative treatment

Zirconia crowns take up minimal space in the tooth, and are made to fit in a very small space. This can leave more of your original tooth intact, retaining more of its structure than metal or porcelain crowns.

Prettau® Zirconia Dental Crowns

Our practice offers Prettau® zirconia dental restorations, which are made of safe, biocompatible materials. They have a smooth exterior, which prevents abrasion to the surrounding teeth and gum tissue. Our technicians can seamlessly integrate Prettau® zirconia dental crowns into your smile, using custom coloring techniques.

Contact Us Today

At Astoria Dental Group, we strive to provide outstanding dental care, and always customize our care to fit your personal, oral health needs. With zirconia crowns, you can enjoy a natural-looking, attractive smile for many years to come. Contact us today to learn if zirconia crowns are the right option to help protect and support your teeth.

Meet Our Highly Trained Doctors

Our cosmetic dentists Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel provide world-class dental care in a caring and friendly environment. Residents in Queens, Long Island, and throughout NYC trust them to create beautiful, healthy smiles.

Clifford Degel, DDS

With over 35 years of experience helping patients maintain, restore, and revitalize their smiles, Dr. Clifford Degel is considered a top dentist in Queens. Dr. Degel is known for exquisite cosmetic and restorative dentistry work at his state-of the-art, full service practice, Astoria Dental Group.

Carmen Every-Degel, DDS

Recognized as a top Invisalign® dentist, Dr. Every-Degel provides dramatic transformations with the discreet, convenient system, along with various cosmetic treatments such as smile makeovers and other procedures designed to deliver a brighter, more brilliant smile.

Our Astoria Patients Know

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john marsh
May 20, 2024
Excellent care and very friendly staff! Excellent dentist!!
Tom K
May 3, 2024
Dr Degel and his entire staff provide the most enjoyable dental experience from the moment you walk in the door to your last rinse. I highly recommend The Smile Dr.
Hector Beltran
April 29, 2024
Truly an awesome experience! It’s been 28 years, and I’ll continue to come here for a good reason. They care about me, my health and more importantly my pocket. I strongly recommend them! ❤️
Veronica Delgado
February 25, 2024
Throughout my life, my dental journey has been difficult, painful, and has caused me a lot of anxiety. I am very happy to have found Astoria Dental Group – everyone has been so kind and have taken the time to explain everything to me thoroughly and make sure I am comfortable. Dr. Degel is absolutely wonderful. I know I’m putting my teeth in the right hands and I will soon have my dream smile!
Ahmed Allam
December 9, 2023
Astoria’s finest! The team here is exceptional – a warm and welcoming staff coupled with highly professional dentists, a husband-and-wife duo who each dedicate three days a week. Their flexibility in scheduling and acceptance of various insurances make it hassle-free. I’ve been a loyal client for years, personally attended to by Dr. Carmen. She’s not only super nice but also patiently listens, possesses extensive knowledge, and most importantly, operates with utmost integrity – you can trust them without a doubt.
James Venuti
September 15, 2023
Nice office, very fast and professional, great Doctors and the gentle hygienists are wonderful!
Shelly Valherzrosa
August 12, 2023
I’m in pain but I love how they doing me thank u so much the best dentist thank u
Michael Belasco
June 9, 2023
After much research for a “good” dentist in Manhattan, I found Astoria dental group, been a loyal patient for years their expertise & state of the art approach friendly, competent staff, I would highly recommend.

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