Zirconia Crown vs Porc/Ceramic Crown on the Implant

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Hello,
How can I see the difference between a Zirconia crown and Porcelain/Ceramic crown?

There was some confusion in ordering the correct kind of crown. I am supposed to have an Esthetic screw-retained Zirconia Crown but the paperwork states Porc/Ceramic Crown.
When I see the crown, how can I tell that it really is Zirconia?
Thank you very much
 
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MattKW

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Ceramic is a general term encompassing silicate ceramics (of which feldspathic porcelain is a subgroup), polycrystalline ceramics (of which zirconia ceramics is a subgroup), and resin matrix ceramics. So, the paperwork is a bit ambiguous, and you won't be able to tell just by looking at it. Ask to see the lab invoice which should have more details including a brand name.
 

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Thank you very much. I was told that there is no special code for Zirconia, so they had to use Porcelain/Ceramic code D6058.
Is it unusual to ask for a lab invoice?
 

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That sound fine. It would be unusual, but you are within your rights. For example, with implants I make sure to give the patient all the barcodes and related info so they know they are getting genuine parts, and can easily show to another dentist if any issues arise - I won't live forever!
 

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