Porcelain-fused-to-zirconia restorations are an excellent and esthetic alternative to porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. Our expert technicians craft this restoration by layering esthetic porcelain over a zirconia substructure. PFZs provide the strength of PFM crowns while eliminating esthetic challenges, such as discoloration or the dark line that can appear along the gingiva. They are also a good option for ceramic veneers. Through the use of the most advanced CAD/CAM technology, they provide consistently accurate fit. Due to zirconia's natural translucency, these crowns are warmer and provide superior lifelike coloration when compared to their PFM counterparts.Send a Case
A CAD/CAM substitute for traditional PFM, our porcelain-fused-to-zirconia can be used for anterior and posterior crowns, crowns over implants, and bridges of up to fourteen units.
The ideal preparation for PFZs is a chamfer margin preparation. If a porcelain labial margin is prescribed, then a shoulder margin preparation is required.
If an adjustment is required on the ceramic, use a fine diamond with water and air to keep the crown cool. To contour the ceramic, polish with a pink rubber wheel and diamond polishing paste (Brasseler, Shofu, Vident).