PFM Porcelain Fused Metal Crowns

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What are these? Porcelain–fused-to-metal crowns. PFM crowns are relatively esthetic restorations that have been in use for more than 40 years. In one way, they combine the best of both worlds, a crown made of “precious or noble” metal (gold or platinum), which is strong, fits precisely and is bonded/cemented to the tooth.

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Getting A Dental Implant or Bridge

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Getting A Dental Implant or Bridge Can Depend on Upon Your Oral Health Find the best way to replace your missing tooth. When you’re missing a tooth, you have two options for replacement – install a dental implant or a dental bridge. Unfortunately, many patients don’t have the information they need to make the best choice for their oral health and smile. If you or someone you know is…

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BruxZir Solid Zirconia

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BruxZir Solid Zirconia is the #1 prescribed brand of full-contour zirconia in North America. Providing a stronger and more durable cementable solution, BruxZir restorations can be used in almost any clinical situation and are an esthetic alternative to cast gold and metal occlusal PFMs. BruxZir® Solid Zirconia is a monolithic zirconia crown, bridge, screw-retained implant crown, full-arch fixed implant solution, inlay or onlay with no porcelain overlay. First launched…

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Cemented vs Screw Retained Crowns

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When it comes to the restoration of implants we typically have two treatment options: Screw-retained or Cement-retained. Although both treatment options can be used predictably, they each have their own advantages and disadvantages: Screw-retained   Advantages: Known retention Easy to remove / re-tighten if it were to become loose No risk of leaving residual cement Disadvantages: Dependent on implant orientation / angulation May be unesthetic Cement-retained Advantages: Independent on…

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