Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns look like natural teeth and are stronger than emax crowns.
PFM crowns remain one of dentistry's primary restorations of choice because, when properly constructed and seated, they are strong, reliable and esthetic. The porcelains used at our lab incorporate optical properties that parallel natural tooth structure resulting in superior esthetics.
However, the porcelain portion can be chipped off and the underlying metal can peer through as a dark line. Stronger than all-porcelain crowns, PFM crowns also wear down, and can show more of the dark line as the gum recedes.
From single units to roundhouse bridges, PFM has the versatility for the job. Plus, the very fine leucite crystals in our porcelains result in a combination of high wear resistance and forgiveness to surrounding dentition.
PFM / VMK
IPS e.max comprises highly aesthetic and high-strength materials. The restorations are suitable for both adhesive and conventional cementation.
IPS e.max Press are new highly aesthetic lithium disilicate glass-ceramic ingots with optimized homogeneity and high strength. They allow the fabrication of restorations with a high accuracy of fit. The strength of 400 MPa which has been unmatched to date by glass-ceramics enables conventional cementation.
- Highly aesthetic and high-strength all-ceramic
materials can be combined
- One layering ceramic for the IPS e.max system
- Predictable shade results and similar clinical
behavior even in different restorations veneered
with IPS e.max Ceram
- Lifelike aesthetics independent of the shade of
the prepared tooth
- Adhesive and conventional cementation
IPS emax - Lithium Disilicate
Zenostar T and MT restorations exhibit improved translucency and color similar to natural dentition, making them a restorative option in the anterior as well. Complete color penetration using infilteration technique all the way through the restorations ensures greater shade consistency and prevents any shade changes after occlusal adjustment.
Designed and milled using CAD/CAM technology, Zenostar Zirconia is sintered at 1,600 degrees Celsius to achieve optimum strength. The final Zenostar crown or bridge is then stained and glazed to a smooth surface. Zenostar Mono crowns & bridges are backed by a five-year free replacement warranty.
Caution with cementation: Use ivoclar vivadent multilink or similar with monobond plus (silane) to achieve adequate bonding. Please do not use HF acid to etch the surface as it inhibits the bond.