Zirconia Crowns

Digital Smile Academy is a specialized implant-prosthetic clinic whose goal is to create perfect smiles that will change patients entirely and increase the quality of their lives. Crowns can make your smiles perfect. It is necessary to determine your dental state during the examination using various diagnostic procedures and see if you are an ideal candidate. Crowns used in our clinic are made with advanced CAD/CAM technology, which means that they are incredibly high quality, durable and they look natural. If you want a glistening, healthy and natural smile, please contact us.

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I almost didn’t have any teeth left. These ones are all white, original and I can again eat, drink anything. I don’t know what to say but they are just so perfect, so beautiful.Everybody was so nice and helped me out a lot. I would never have believed that I could get teeth like these. It’s been the best thing in my life… my ticket to Croatia!

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All of the experience was amazing. Nice people and great work! I will remember this forever and I will be happy with my new teeth for the rest of my life!

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What Is a Zirconia Crown?

Can zirconia crown achieve natural look?

The material can be painted and shaped to achieve a natural look of a tooth.

  • Zirconia crown is a non-metal prosthesis substitute made of zircon. Zircon is biocompatible, sturdy and durable, and because it is translucent, it imitates the natural appearance of a tooth.
  • The result of the work done with the zirconia crown is a natural, healthy and beautiful smile.
  • The result is a happy patient who shares his most honest emotions with us, which is why we consider ourselves happy people and we consider our profession very special.

Zirconia crowns:
Before and After Pictures

Why are we so proud of our work?

In Digital Smile Academy we follow world trends, leading technology, equipment and constantly educate ourselves in order to offer our patients a permanent solution for toothlessness that once was a problem.


Frank came to our clinic after seeing works we had done to his countrymen. Patient's therapy plan included dental implants installation, zirconia ceramic crown installation, endodontic and teeth whitening treatment.


Jimmy came to our clinic with a complicated situation which was a result of his medical past. After going through a detailed Digital Smile Design protocol, the patient has accepted our therapy plan which included endodontic, zirconia crowns and dental implants installation. After we had finished, our therapy patient went back to Denmark with a new beautiful and healthy smile.


Andreja has decided to have confidence in us to create her smile after we had made a complete oral rehabilitation for her husband. Patient has overcome her fears of dentists which resulted in the smile she has always dreamt of. Therapy plan included endodontic, and zirconia crowns installation. Andreja regularly visits us with her beautiful smile without any fear.

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Your New Smile Experience

Day 1

Your journey to a new smile begins with coming to Zagreb. When you arrive we will drive you to one of our apartments where you have accommodation completely free of charge during your stay in our clinic. Before you visit the clinic, you have some time for yourself and to rest in an apartment.

When you arrive at our clinic for the first time we will do all the required diagnostics which includes CT, intraoral photography, professional photography and a video protocol which is needed for successful diagnostics.

After that, you will have initial conversations with our dental team about the treatment itself and your expectations, needs, and wishes.

On that same day, in the evening, you will relay at our partner’s from our loyalty program which we have created to let our patients know how much we care about them. In the restaurant Il Camino you will spend a nice evening enjoying freshly made deliquesces and domestic wines.

Day 2

The following day starts with your arrival to the photo studio where we will shoot a "before" video.

After that we will accompany you to the clinic where we will make a 3d model of your new smile - a mockup which allows our dental implantologists to transfter the obtained design on your actual teeth.

While you are resting for a while, our experienced photographers will make a video of "New You". Upon arriving to the studio one more time, you will be presented an "after" video where you have a chance to meet the "New You".

After the presentation of your new smile, you will get acquainted with all the details, the plan of the therapy and financial details. Then you can decide if and when you will start with everything we have presented.

Day 3

The third day of your stay is organised based on your plan of going back home. At this point you have become a member of our Digital Smile Academy community where you will spend many memorable moments.

Our experience has shown that you will bring, from our community, a new smile, new emotion, new personality, as well as many nice, memorable moments and memories.

Your trip ends with transport to the airport or bus/train station, depending on how you have decided to travel home.

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Why Zirconia Crowns Are
Better for Dental Implants
than Titanuim Crowns

What is the level of quality of zirconia crowns?

In this time of advanced technology and high-quality materials, we can almost perfectly imitate a natural tooth both aesthetically and functionally, using zirconia ceramic crown. Quality of zirconia crowns is aesthetics, and that is why they are an excellent choice for all the patients who want to have a beautiful smile.

  • Zirconia crowns in comparison to metal, which includes more materials such as gold alloys, other alloys, and nickel-titanium alloys, have much better aesthetics; they give teeth natural colour, transparency and natural appearance.
  • Also, zirconia crowns are much stronger and durable in comparison to metal ceramic crowns.
  • Zirconia crowns are suitable for all teeth with the emphasis on the front teeth where chewing pressure is higher. Because of their aesthetics, zirconia crowns are the better choice for front teeth than metal, ceramic crowns.

Why Get a Zirconium Crown?

vs Porcelain Crowns

  • Zirconia crown is a better choice than other materials because of its numerous advantages.
  • Unlike zirconia crown, a porcelain crown is not as strong, durable and long-lasting.
  • Also, when we talk about aesthetics, the zirconia crown is a much better aesthetical solution because it gives teeth natural colour and natural appearance.

vs Emax (Lithium Disilicate)

Zirconia crown unlike Emax (Lithium Disilicate) dental crowns is sturdier, stronger and are more durable. When we process zirconia, its surface is highly polished which makes it very smooth. Also, zirconia maintains its anatomical shape. Emax (Lithium Disilicate) is a material with lesser solidness which is why it is designed for maximum aesthetics and beauty of front teeth.

Because zircon as a material is extremely strong, it can be thin, which means that a dentist can be more conservative in preparation which will save more patient's natural teeth.

Emax (Lithium Disilicate) is a material which has to be carved and attached in place, while zircon can be conventionally cemented which makes a process significantly easier.

One of the disadvantages of zircon as a material is that it not at all translucent.  Emax (Lithium Disilicate) is much more translucent material, and it makes teeth very natural.

vs Ceramic Crowns

Zirconia crown is different from the ceramic crown in its solidness; zirconia is much more substantial material. Even though this is a benefit of zirconia crowns in most cases, sometimes it can be a disadvantage when we make dental bridges between certain teeth, and we need a material with more elasticity.

Chipping of the ceramics cannot occur with monolithic zirconia crowns because there is no ceramics that can chip.

vs Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns

Zirconia and titanium are the only two materials that the body doesn't recognize as a foreign material which makes biological tolerance of zirconia much better; on the other hand, zirconia is aesthetically more acceptable.


How do you cement Zirconia crowns?

When we cement zirconia crowns, we use glass ionomer which is strengthened with acrylate or composite cement.

Can root canal issues be treated if I have a Zirconia crown?

Root canal issues can be treated if a patient has a Zirconia crown.

Are there any side effects of having Zirconia crowns?

Zirconia crowns improve the quality of patient's life.

I've heard Zirconia crowns are extremenly durable. Is this true?

Zirconia crowns are the strongest dental crowns and are incredibly durable.

Are Zirconia crowns stronger than porcelain crowns?

Zirconia crowns are the strongest dental crowns and are incredibly durable.

Do I have to wear temporary crowns during the entire procedure?

The patient receives temporary crowns between two dentist appointments so that the shaped part of the tooth is protected and the patient's appearance isn't ruined during the therapy.

What are monolithic zirconia crowns?

Zirconia crowns that don't have ceramics on them, but are made from one piece of zircon.

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