Zirconium is a naturally occurring material that is known for its biologically safe properties. When compared with metal, Zirconium has great advantages for use in gum treatments. It has a high level of light permeability due to being a white material; therefore, its use ensures it is possible to achieve very pleasing results. Zirconium does not cause any allergic side effects and does not react with any other natural or synthetic material that it comes across with in a mouth. There is less plaque build-up with the use of Zirconium thereby being a benefit for general oral hygiene. Another advantage of Zirconium is that is it provides excellent insulation preventing sensitivity caused by hot or cold foods and beverages.