Zirconium also called Zirconia (Cercon) is rapidly becoming the material of choice for dental crowns. It is a very strong material able to withstand the wear and tear of every day use. Aesthetically, it is translucent very similar to a natural tooth, reflecting light in much the same way.
This means that Zirconium, Zirconia has a very aesthetic effect, which may be important if your new crowns are to be at the front of your mouth and is particularly relevant in cases where the crowns will be seen beside natural teeth.
What exactly is Zirconium?
In the most simplest terms: Zirconium is obtained mainly from zircon mineral and it is a component that has a hardness similar to copper and is lighter than that of a steel.
Zirconium/ zirconia is biocompatible, non allergic, non electrical conductive material with the unique specification of letting light pass through so that the crown appears to be a natural tooth. Zirconinum/zirconia also provides the extra comfort that it would not break or chip over a period of time as against a full porcelain crown to which this is occasionally known to happen.
Porcelain is the traditional material used for new crowns. Full porcelain however may chip or break. This is overcome by making the crowns from metal, in this case the metal being zirconia, then fusing porcelain to the outside.
The zirconia metal provides the strength whilst the porcelain provides the outward appearance on a normal tooth. Zirconium crowns allow light to pass through as with a normal tooth giving a natural look, unlike other metal cores which block the light. Some resources are also calling them as Non-Allergic Crowns and say Zirconia is"Biocompatible" because the body does not reject it. Unlike Amalgam Fillings and metal alloys, the human body accepts zirconium, zirconia as a natural material, so you would not need to worry about allergies or adverse reactions.
Zirconium or Zirconia crowns do not corrode and the normal black gum line that you might see around a porcelain fused metal crown, will not occur, because of the strong ceramic material which is used. Also the hot and cold sensations you might feel with other crowns normally do not occur because of the lack of electrical conductivity.
a smile better than I imagined
I heard about Tourmedical from a friend who had been there, so decided id do something that I had put off for a long time and sort myself out.
I made contact with them and all my questions were answered and a provisional treatment plan was worked out. It suited another friend of mine to come the same time, so the two of us headed over and were treated like kings from pick up from the Airport, to our hotel and to the clinic for all appointments.
The dentist was gorgeous, but also a brilliant dentist, I have a smile better than I Imagined, I could have. Also we had a nice break and met some lovely people while we had our treatment carried out.
I have already recommend Tourmedical and will continue to do so.
my prayers were answered
My Name is James Lynch from Dublin, my teeth were a problem for me for a long time, but when I heard about Tourmedical and the treatment, service and cost they provide, my prayers were answered. I was able to afford to go to Turkey and get my smile back. It suited me to go off season, so all I had to pay for was my flight and treatment.
Everything was exceptional, from being met at the airport, taken to my hotel and next day to the clinic. It was amazing, state of the art and so clean and fresh. The Dentist was brilliant, she listened to me and I to her and now I have a perfect smile – Thank you Tourmedical.
Everything was amazing
My name is Alex from the Uk, My dream was to have a beautiful white Hollywood smile. I heard about Tourmedical from one of my dancing friends and was really impressed with his teeth. I had 3 attempts on coming to Turkey to have my teeth done and here I am finally with my dream come through. Everything was amazing, the clinic, its technology and cleanliness and the Cosmetic Dentist. Things could not have been any better.
I am sooo happy and can now face 2017 with confidence.
im absolutely delighted
I heard about Tourmedical from a friend who had treatment years ago and was really happy and couldn’t recommend them enough.
I was really impressed from the beginning, collected from my hotel and taken to the clinic, which was spotlessly clean, all the staff, so friendly, I felt really comfortable from the beginning.
The dentist was fantastic, im absolutely delighted with the result as hated everything about my own teeth. Now I have a natural white bright smile, which I always wanted.
very very happy
Hello my name is Declan Deane. I was recommended Tourmedical by very close friends of mine, who are patients for years with them. Im an age of my life where my teeth need to be checked, as you get older we all know the problems begin. The whole process is excellent from pick up from your hotel and taken to their spotlessly clean clinic, which you given your ‘blue shoes’ to wear immediately . All the staff are lovely, very friendly and professional. Your xray is taken and then you are guided through your treatment plan. Every step you are informed, what will be happening, from having your injections, impressions , checkings etc as the process is put into action.
Im at the end of the week now, had a day using my new teeth and back today for final check before I go home tomorrow and am very very happy with my treatment.
Thank you Declan Deane.
I felt at home
Hi my name is Jenny and im from London , Im very impressed with the treatment i have received. The Cosmetic Dentist advised me exactly what I would need for my smile, which you can now see!!!
Everybody is so friendly, I felt at home. The Clinic is spotlessly clean and state of the art for a dental Clinic. I would highly recommend Tourmedical and I am very very happy.
The dentist is very professional and caring
I heard about Tourmedical from a friend. I have to say the treatment was fantastic, I had been to a clinic in Kusadasi, previously but was not happy with the treatment I received and have paid the price since, as Tourmedical, had to try and solve the problems caused, which is not easy, as with dentistry, one mistake by a dentist is not something that can be reversed!! Anyway I have now completed another stage of my treatment and have to say the experience has been excellent as you are made so at ease, everybody is so nice.
The dentist is very professional and caring, everything was explained to me and the clinic is the state of the art and spotlessly clean.
The extra service of being picked up by their lovely driver and dropped back again, makes everything so easy.
I highly recommend Tourmedical, already have and will continue to do so.
The most efficient and trust worthy clinic
I have been coming to Turkey for over 20 years and to sort my teeth out, was always something I was planning to do. This year I came and made some searches and found Tourmedical to be the most efficient and trust worthy clinic.
I was collected from my Hotel and taken to the clinic for a consultation, the clinic was the cleanest place id ever seen, the technology unbelievable, my xray was taken and I was given treatment options. I needed to talk to my partner about it and I was put under no pressure and got back later that day to them to confirm I wanted to proceed. My appointment was made, I was picked up and dropped back and something I was so worried and nervous about, turned out to be the easiest thing i had ever done. The dentist was brilliant, plenty of anesthetic, I didn’t feel a thing, she was a perfectionist, on my checking day, when I saw my teeth, I was very happy, but she wasn’t, and pointed out a few changes she wanted to make, so they would be perfect, the next day, they were fitted and I am a very happy man and cant wait to go back and show all my friends my new smile.
The service and treatment is amazing
Im a patient of Tourmedical for a good few years and can only say the treatment is fantastic. From beginning to end, the professionalism and attention to detail is number one. I cant say enough about combining a holiday and dental treatment with Tourmedical. The service and treatment is amazing and I’ll be back for more in the future.
I am so happy with my new smile
Ive just finished the 2nd step of my treatment with Tourmedical, I was here in 2015 and started my treatment. This year I came back and did some more. I had neglected my teeth really from an early age so over time, am sorting all my problems. I have total confidence in the dentist and her team and am so happy with my new smile.
I am over the moon with my new smile
I had problems with my front teeth from an early age, had immediate work done after an accident but was never happy with my smile. Dreamt of the day when I could afford to have the smile of my dreams. I found Tourmedical on the internet and was impressed with how professional the website was, checked out all the video reviews and felt confident that their Cosmetic Dentist could solve my problem for me.
I made contact with them and was contacted immediately, I sent photos of my smile and they came back to me with a treatment plan that was within my budget. We booked our family holiday for 2 weeks and in the first few days of our holiday, my treatment was carried out, thought id have to wait until after my treatment to start to enjoy my holiday but it didn’t effect it in any way. I had pain free treatment, in a 5 star clinic and I am over the moon with my new smile.
I can recommend them one million percent
I heard about Tourmedical from my cousin who had treatment there. I contacted them and was very comfortable from the first point of contact. I was always terrified of the dentist but the dentist and her team made me feel totally at ease and were so gentle and patient with me. It was a home away from home in a lovely friendly atmosphere and the clinic was spotless.
I had anticipated a language barrier, but there was none, the dentist had perfect English and understood my humour. They are so professional but friendly, I can recommend them one million percent, their attention to detail is second to none, even their after hour service, their Patient co-ordinator, contacted me to see how everything felt that night, I was blown away by the care and attention. They genuinely care about each and every patient, which really makes the difference.
The treatment and the dentist was first class
I found Tourmedical on an internet search and found everything excellent from the start, answering all of my questions. The treatment and the dentist was first class, the treatment is explained very well and the whole process was painless. The finished result is excellend and I am over the moon. The clinic is spotless and the atmosphere is informal and friendly. Omer and Majella are fantastic, the pick up from the airport and for all appointments were great, on time and we got to enjoy the hotel and Kusadasi at the same time. It was definitely the best dental experience of my life and I would recommend it to others without a shadow of a doubt.
The dentist is brilliant
Hi, my name is David Lewis from the Uk. I was very wary of the dentist as had some experiences when I was younger, so avoided going and As a result my teeth were getting embarrassing. I searched the internet and came across Tourmedical and was very impressed with the speed of communication. I sent pictures across via whats app and got an idea of price, so at least I knew what I was dealing with.
I was really impressed with the service from the beginning. The clinic is state of the art with all up to date equipment and technology.
The dentist is brilliant, professional but friendly at the same time and really knows what she is doing.
I wasn’t an easy patient with my fear but they were patient with me throughout and now I am so happy with my bright white smile.
I am very very happy !
My name is Sharon Moore from the Uk. I heard about Tourmedical from a friend who had been there for treatment and she was ranting and raving about the clinic, which was state of the art, the dentist was brilliant and the service they provided was nothing like she ever had before.
I never put myself first but 2 years ago, I thought it was time to start doing this, so I contacted Majella, who provided me with all the information I needed to get started. I saved up my money and came in 2014 and my implants placed. The procedure was very efficient and pain free. It took me 2 years to get the rest of the money together to come back and complete my treatment, which I have just done, It was a really emotional moment when the Cosmetic Dentist handed me the mirror to see my teeth, I now had a complete smile, which I haven’t had for years. The treatment was excellent, I could not find any fault, the clinic & staff are amazing, the service from being picked up from airport and taken to my hotel and for every appointment collected and dropped off where ever I wanted to go.
I just want to say a big big Thank you. I am very very happy.
The treatment was fantastic
My name is Declan Daly from Ireland, I heard about Tourmedical from my cousin who had been for treatment plus some friends. I had suffered with my teeth most of my life and it was effecting my confidence. In my job your smile is important, so was time to get myself sorted.
The treatment was fantastic, the dentist was very professional and made me feel at ease from the beginning, she is briallant at her job (and strong)!!
The clinic is spotlessy clean and has superb facilities. The atmosphere is relaxing and everyone is always smiling.
It was really a great job, second to none, I already have and will be telling everyone about it.
The whole procedure was perfect
Im Mark O’reilly from Dublin, ive just completed my treatment with Tourmedical and am over the moon with the results. The whole procedure was perfect from start to finish, they made everything as easy as possible.I will definitely recommend them and now I am smiling and feel confident, which is something I haven’t felt in a long time.
I am very happy
I heard about Tourmedical from my family, who had treatment with the clinic and were very happy. I was very impressed with the attention to care on all stages of my treatment, from pick up, from the airport, assistance with arranging accommodation and that all my needs were taken care off. The clinic has a very warm atmosphere and is spotlessly clean, so I felt very confident & at ease with the lovely dentist and her team. I not only have my Hollywood smile, but also perfect functionality of my teeth. I would highly recommend the practice, so anyone with travelling in mind, I can re-assure you, don’t hesitate – take the plunge.
I have never experienced such professional dentistry
I heard about Tourmedical through a friend of mine who had been there for treatment and was so happy. I loved his result and made my own enquiry. I have never experienced such professional dentistry. Starting out I was very apprehensive but I was so at ease from the onset and throughout. I was picked up every day for my appointments and taken to the clinic which was spotlessly clean, the dentist was brilliant, talked me through what I would be having and discussed what I wanted from the treatment. I am 100% happy and smiling all the way now.
I just want to say WOW to the clinic itself
Firstly I just want to say WOW to the clinic itself! It is stunning and would honestly put dental clinics to shame here in Ireland. The cleanliness is just outstanding, and put me quite at ease when I arrived first. My cosmetic dentist Elcin was just fantastic and has been perfecting her work for the last 13 years. All of the staff were so lovely and not to mention always had a smile on their faces when I walked in.
I used to be a dental nurse, so really did my research before choosing my dentist to perform my treatment. I was in an accident very young and damaged my teeth, so have had crowns from an early age. I contacted Majella from Tourmedical over 3 years ago and from the beginning i found her to be very informative and Professional. She gave me lots of information on the options available to me and felt confident about choosing Tourmedical to perform my treatment for me.
I have to say the treatment was second to none!! I have had lots of treatment over the past 30 years and have worked at several surgeries for about 13 dentists, who claim to have the best surgeries in the UK and i have to say i have NEVER had such amazing treatment in such a fabulous clinic. The sterile environment is far better than the standards in the UK. Even after having my crowns done 4 times before, this is the first time i want to smile. The dentist explained everything to me, put me at ease,i had no pain throughout. The Cosmetic Dentist is so skilled, i never even imagined i could have such a beautiful smile. The staff are all so friendly and couldnt do enough for me, from the pick up from airport to the drop off, i felt safe and looked after. I have already recommended Tourmedical to friends of mine, who i know are interested in dental treatment and all i can say to anyone who needs work done, Just do it, you will never receive anything better than you get at Tourmedical. I certainly will be back for more.
I can not believe the transformation !
I cannot believe the transformation !!!! Before I went to tourmedical I was so concious of my teeth and rarly smiled. I had all Zirconıum crowns done over a 10 day period. They have a there own lab so my crown were ready within days and the shade and fit was perfect.
I am an extremely nervous patient ( a dentist worst nightmare) but I cannot compliment the staff enough, the dentist and assistant kept me reassured and relaxed all the time. The clinic was spotless and has an amazing view of the sea from the chair. The pick up were and added bonus and Majella and her husband were very helpful.I would rate this clinic as 12 out of 10.
I am very pleased
I am very pleased with the Treatment and Extra Services. The Dentist and Staff were very friendly and proffesional.
found everything i needed
After alot of research into cosmetic dentistry abroad, i came across Tourmedical Cosmetic Dental holidays and liked their website and checked out some independent websites for their patient reviews. Before i made my decision, i had lots of questions which needed answering and found that everything i needed to know prior to making my decision was answered for me. Im getting married in August and wanted to make sure that when im being photographed from all angles, i didnt have to worry about my smile. I had very small teeth and they were very uneven and the Cosmetic dentist advised that 11 zirconium crowns would be the best option for me, so she reshaped my gumline and arranged my new teeth, so now on my wedding day, i will walk up the aisle with confidence with a glowing smile.
i can absolutely recommend
Ive just completed my treatment which was my upper jaw, I alreay had some crowns on my front teeth for about 20 years,so was time for change. I am so happy with my new smile, I had old porcelain crowns and now have zirconium crowns, they are so natural looking, i would not know they are not my own teeth. My aim now is to save money and come back next year for my lower jaw. The treatment i received was brillant, the clinic was beautiful and the staff so friendly. The cosmetic dentist was so friendly and professional, i can absolutely recommend Tourmedical cosmetic dental holidays to anyone who is thinking of travelling to Kusadasi for dental treatment.
The whole procedure was phenomenal from start to finish
I was never happy with my teeth, didn’t like the shape size or colour of them, so started googling about what I could do. I found Tourmedical and made contact with them and was very happy with the information they provided me with and a few different options. I booked my holiday and came and met the cosmetic Dentist and we decided on what was the best option for me, I had 8 zirconium crowns on my upper jaw and my lower teeth whitened with zoom advanced power teeth whitening, which really brought my lower teeth up and then I chose my new colour, i am over the moon with the result and the whole procedure was phenomenal from start to finish.
They did an exellent job
Everything was made so simple for me, from when i sent my email to say I wanted prices to get my teeth done, while i was on holiday in Kusadasi. I got a phone call just after i had submitted my enquiry, i explained what i wasnt happy with and was given lots of information on what i could achieve when id get here. I am very happy, the whole team were excellent, everyone was at all times friendly. The clinic have very high standards, in an excellent setting with beautiful views. The cosmetic dentist was a profectionist, she asked me what i expected, we discussed together, what my smile makeover could look like, on the checking day, she was so thorough and exact to ensure that the next day, my teeth would be perfect for me and ready to fix. They did an excellent job. Im smiling since and have mirrors everywhere now to smile at myself.
was treated like a king
I wasn't happy with the look of my teeth for a good few years, but hadn't the courage to go to my dentist as knew i wouldn't be able to afford having the work i would need done. My wife's sister was in Turkey on hols and she met someone in her hotel, who had their treatment done with Tourmedical. She couldnt say enough about them and the cost, she decided to go for a consultation. She and her husband went and were amazed at the options and costs given to them. They both came home with fabulous smiles, so upon seeing them, i plucked up the courage and made a call, i was so impressed with the information given to me and that I wasn't a lost cause and dentures was not the only option for me. I booked a holiday for myself and my wife and am now home, really proud of my new smile. The procedure itself was no way painful or stressful, as i thought it would be. They have a brillant service and was treated like a king for the week, in their very mod and hygenic clinic. The staff and cosmetic dentist who looked after me, were exceptionally friendly and professional. Im so thankful to Tourmedical and my wifes sister as now have my smile and confidence back.
i now have a smile that will give any star in hollywood a run for their money.
My dental situation was really bad but I didnt really know what I could do to rectify this. I went to my own dentist in the UK who devised a plan for me, but walked away feeling really depressed, as what I was quoted, I would need to take out a second mortgage to solve my problem for good. By chance I was talking to a customer in my shop and explained to her that i was just back from the dentist and got a dental plan but that there was no possible way, i could afford to have my teeth done here in the UK. She told me the story of a friend of hers who like me, was told the same and she searched and travelled abroad to Turkey for her treatment and couldnt talk enough about the experience. I got her number and found out who she went to, so upon her recommendation, I contacted tourmedical cosmetic dental holidays in turkey. I spoke to one of their english speaking representatives and decided to take the plunge and booked my flight to turkey. I was met at the airport and taken to the resort and everything was arranged for me. The clinic was the most impressive dental surgery i had ever been to, and believe me,I had been to many here in London, to see what could be done within my budget for me. Everyone was so helpful and friendly and the dentist was brillant , she explained in detail, the options available to me, the different qualities of products on offer, the pros and cons of the different options available to suit me and the costs for the different options. We decided on a plan for me and was thrilled, that i was going to be getting top quality products with guarantees, at a fraction of the price of the uk which I had been quoted. The atmosphere was so relaxing and friendly, i felt totally at ease, and was so happy that I had made the decison to travel and proceed with my treatment. I am now home, nearly 2 wks later and just want to say, that I cannot recommend highly enough the treatment I received, nothing was too much for them and i now have a smile that will give any star in hollywood a run for their money."
smiling at last
I was fed up wearing a removable denture but didnt know what i could do. My daughter had looked into dentistry abroad for her teeth and found Tourmedical and was soo happy that she did. In 2011 she travelled to Turkey and came home with a fabulous smile, so then that gave me the courage to come and have my teeth done. I was really nervous as was afraid nothing could be done to get rid of my denture, but once i met the cosmetic dentist and she took my xray and talked to me about the options i had, i was so happy that within a week, i would be rid of the denture, once and for all. I cant recommend the clinic enough, the clinic is immaculate and the dentist is a prefectionist and so nice, she really made me feel at ease and after the inital appointment wasnt abit nervous going for my other appointments. I had absolutely no pain and i cant wait to go home and show off my new smile.
I want to say a big thanks to all at Tourmedical for giving me my smile back.
I'm telling everyone i know!!!
From a young age i had problems with my 4 front teeth and was so conscious of them, when i talked to people and when i smiled. My dentist in Ireland did as much as he could do for me with what i could afford but it wasnt enough as every few months i was back to the beginning. I searched the internet for dental treatment abroad and came across Tourmedical. I felt so at ease from the beginning, they were so nice to me and explained what could be done for me. I began my saving and here i am about 2 years later (as i am only a student)feeling that i have some confidence now to go out and talk to people and furthermore smile. Really i cant say enough about the whole experience, i was so so nervous, i was actually shaking on the 1st evening, but when i met the dentist and she spoke to me and explained what she was going to do, i felt so relieved and happy. She made me feel so at ease, and all my nerves disappeared.My mother was with me and i swear we both nearly cried that at last my problem was going to be solved. The 1st day the dentist took an impression and prepared temporary crowns for me and then on the 2nd day, i had the rest of my teeth whitening and a checking for my new crowns. I was so excited through the whole treatment and had no pain, i am so happy that i now have a beautiful smile, i never thought would be possible and am already more confident when talking to people. The dentist was so thorough throughout my treatment and i felt 100% safe in her hands. Thank you so much. Im telling everyone i know!!!
It was the best thing I have ever done
Firstly I have to say I am a very nervous patient and really scared of the dentist, but am proud to say I have come out the other side. Ive completed my treatment now and have to say found the whole procedure as comfortable as possible. From my first point of contact with Toumedical – I was made to feel at ease and guided the whole way. The clinic and technology they have is amazing, I have never been in a place so clean and hygienic. The Cosmetic Dentist is so caring and nice. In my job, your appearance is everything, so I had to be sure I was going to have a perfect smile & the best result. I felt confident from the beginning from our consultation conversation, that the dentist knew what she was doing & I was going to have the Hollywood smile I dreamed of and here I am smiling now to show the world.
definitely a 5 star experience
Hi, my name is Jessica from the Uk. I had treatment previously in Turkey in a different place, but hadn’t done my homework correctly, as when I finished my treatment, I was not happy with the result. I really researched this time and found Tourmedical and was very happy when Majella called me that she was irish and could explain and answer all my questions in detail. She told me check out their reviews from genuine patients on their website, which I did and booked my trip with my family for a holiday.
I am so impressed with the treatment, facilities and service they provide. It was definitely a 5 star experience. The Cosmetic Dentist was so friendly and sympathetic as I had to have a front tooth extracted, and was upset about this, but she talked me through it and I wouldn’t be left without a tooth!!
I now have the smile I wanted from day 1 and want to thank Tourmedical for this.
I found Tourmedical on Instagram
I found Tourmedical on Instagram and liked what I saw being posted there. I sent a message asking a few questions and got a reply back immediately, answering all my questions. I was undecided on what treatment I wanted and had a consultation and that day I was told all the options for me and was put under no pressure to decide straight away. I went away, had a think, even went to a few other places to see, but was sure that I was going back to Tourmedical for my treatment as there was no comparison with the quality of treatment I was going to get. I had 10 crowns on my upper jaw and the Cosmetic Dentist was fantastic, had perfect English, talked me all through the steps, was all so chilled & relaxed and everyone always had a smile. The assistants are a credit to her also, all so nice and helpful, from the minuite you enter the clinic, you are treated with royality, offered a drink etc. It is a 5 star luxury clinic, super clean and the best Clinic by far in Kusadasi, for service and results.
The extra service of being picked up and dropped off where ever we wanted was brilliant, they went above and beyond for us always.
I cant spread the word enough, as it was a great experience and will share my experience on all social media, no problem.
friendly and smiling
Tourmedical was recommended to me by a friend of my Wife’s. In May of this year myself, my wife and sister in law came out and started our treatment. Initally I was only interested in having functionality of all my teeth, so my molar teeth were worked on, bridge work done to close my gaps and got all the mercury out of my body. But of course, then when I saw and felt my lovely back teeth, wanted the Cosmetic side too. We came back again this week, my wife for her check up and all 100% and me for my smile. It was easy this week, as all to the front of my mouth. The dentist and staff were all so friendly and smiling. The Clinic is the cleanest dental clinic, I have ever walked into and the care and attention to detail is amazing. I now have a full set of teeth, like I had when I was young and a smile, I never thought id own again.
I would highly recommend the clinic to anyone thinking of travelling abroad.
I have my beautiful smile
I found Tourmedical on line and am absolutely delighted I did. Im amazed about the whole process how easy and quick everything was from step 1. We made our enquiry, Majella was back to us immediately and asked me for photos to show her Cosmetic Dentist and to get advice on what was the best way forward for me, as had no idea. The whole procedure was so relaxed. Their driver picked us up from the hotel & he was so nice and made us feel totally at ease and took us to the clinic and thee we were met by a smiling team, who looked after us. My husband and daughter were given refreshments while I had my treatment carried out and the place is amazing, staff and Cosmetic dentist are so so nice, and now I have my beautiful smile.
Thank you so much.