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New Translucent Zirconia Crowns

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New Translucent Zirconia Crowns New translucent zirconia crowns are arguably the best material to come along since white dental composites. They are very strong and for back teeth are very natural looking. Sean’s new translucent zirconia crown Are you in need of a dental crown but afraid that it will not look natural? This can […]

Bruxzir crown fracture

bruxzir crown fracture

Bruxzir crown fracture Yes, Bruxzir crown fracture does occur. When it does it is often due to poor prep design or poor handling of the material. If you want to see some zirconia framework fractures click here. Bruxzir crown fracture due to poor prep design The main prep design issue is not giving the laboratory […]

Broken bridge repair

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Have a broken bridge?  Rather have it repaired than replaced? In need of broken bridge repair? Ok.  That can be a very cost effective option.  Alex had broken one of the porcelain teeth from his bridge.  He did not want to have to replace all 4 teeth that the bridge was attached to.  To do […]

New porcelain crowns

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Porcelain fused to metal dental crowns replaced with emax porcelain crowns Case of the week Harry had old PFM crowns placed as a young man after a skiing accident broke both teeth.  At the time this was the best result that was possible.  Harry was interested in upgrading his smile and closing the gap between […]

Close crown contact

How to close an open  crown contact by yourself Need a porcelain furnace with a vacuum, some add-on porcelain, modeling liquid and a brush. Need to know coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and firing temperature for your porcelain.  Add-on material must have the same CTE and a lower firing temperature than the material you are […]

Zirconia dental crown

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Zirconia dental crown Zirconia dental crowns are a newer material of dental cermaics that we use to fabricate dental crowns. They are a CAD CAM technology and a dental lab will mill the crown from a puck of material. They are popular due to the fact they are very strong and are similar to natural […]

CAD CAM dental crown

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Feldspathic glass ceramic – CEREC Blocs by Sirona and Vita Mark II by Vident – high translucency flexural strength 154MPa 4µm particle size Leucite-reinforced glass ceramic – IPS empress CAD by Ivoclar – feldspathic glass ceramic with leucite added.  35-45% leucite 1-5µm 160MPa 2006 Lithium-disilicate ceramic – IPS e.max CAD by Ivoclar – 40% “blue […]