Caladent offers porcelain-fused-to-zirconia restorations that have unparalleled esthetics for the anterior. Our team fabricates this option by layering esthetic porcelain on top of a durable zirconia substructure, this restoration benefits from high flexural strength and translucency. Unlike porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations, PFZs do not suffer from common esthetic disadvantages like discoloration or graying along the gingiva line. Due to zirconia's natural translucency, these crowns offer a warmer, lifelike coloration that will perfectly complement and blend in with your patient's preexisting dentition.
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).