100% Porcelain crowns replace old porcelain fused to metal crowns Case of the week Grace has disliked her old porcelain fused to metal crowns for about 30 years. This was totally unknown to our office until I added the question “Is there anything you are unhappy with?” to my regular examination chit-chat. 90-95% of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
A dental crown covers a tooth and restores it to its normal shape and size. It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough natural tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking, or restore one that’s already broken. They are […]
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Emax lithium disilicate dental material Silica based glass ceramic (as are leucite-reinforced and feldspathic). This surface is etchable as opposed to the oxide-based ceramics. If cut back nano-fluorapatite is used. 1.5mm emax will withstand higher loads than PFM I can’t see this article but claimed it’s in here Lithium Disilicate 16 Square mm int he […]
CAD CAM dental crowns and my cerec collection CAD CAM dental crowns are the name given to crowns made using CAD CAM technology and often refers to those made in the dental office. CAD CAM dental crown materials Feldspathic glass ceramic – CEREC Blocs by Sirona and Vita Mark II by Vident – high translucency […]
Dental veneer planning and temporizing Dental veneer treatment planning and temporization steps for our office. To see before and after high resolution photos of our dental veneers click the link. Veneer treatment planning Photos Pre power bleach Emax v. Empress v. Feldspathic Criteria for Empress use over e.max is: 1) If patient wants B0+ final […]