Fixed Restorations

PFM

PFM

Our porcelain-fused-to-metal restorative options are perfected by our technicians through the use of state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology. We skillfully design them to provide outstanding fit, function, and esthetics. PFMs are a timeless standard for dental restorations. Fabricated with a metal substructure and carefully layered porcelain, our PFM restorations provide durability and esthetics.

  • Gentle on Opposing Dentition
  • Biocompatible
  • Carefully Bonded Porcelain Eliminates Discoloration
  • Available in Non-Precious, Semi-Precious, and Yellow High Noble
Our PFMs can be used for crowns and bridges (up to fourteen units). PFMs can be manufactured to nonprecious, semiprecious, and yellow high noble copings and can be used in conjunction with cast partials and implants.
Contraindicated when the patient has a metal allergy or when the size of the tooth pulp is negligibly smaller, thus compromising the tooth preparation process. It is also contraindicated when the clinical tooth crown is very short and lacks the required stability including retention that is enough to provide the space for porcelain and metal.
The ideal preparation for PFMs is a chamfer margin preparation. If a porcelain labial margin is prescribed, then a shoulder margin preparation is required.
  • Panavia 21 – tin plated
  • Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)
  • Zinc Phosphate Polycarboxylate
  • Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX, 3M ESPE)
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).
  • D2750 Crown Porcelain fused to high noble
  • D2751 Crown Porcelain fused to nonprecious
  • D2752 Crown Porcelain fused to semiprecious
  • D6750 Crown Porcelain fused to high noble (bridge units)
  • D6751 Crown Porcelain fused to nonprecious (bridge units)
  • D6752 Crown Porcelain fused to semiprecious (bridge units)