All ceramic restorations
Porcelain Jacket crown
When a FPD of maximum aesthetics is required, this crown is the choice. They are not as resistant to fracture so their use must be restricted to situations likely to produce low stress: they are usually used for incisors.
Pressed ceramic systems
Restorations made from pressed ceramics have better margins and are much stronger than the porcelain of Jacket crowns. They can be utilized also for short span bridges.Compared with metal ceramic restorations, they have greater translucency and generally blend better with adjacent teeth.
All ceramic restorations and dental CAD/CAM systems
CAD/CAM made it possible to work with a new generation of hard ceramics in dentistry. The development of refined, tougher, and stronger ceramic core materials: aluminum-oxide and zirconium-dioxide in recent years has led to the wider use of new, strong all-ceramic system. These ceramics are strong enough to withstand occlusal forces of the molar region. Hard ceramics make the core of the restoration and the dental technician creates a lifelike aesthetics with individually layered ceramic veneering materials. The CAD/CAM method is using computer technology, 3D virtual images for restoration design and the restoration is milled from a block of hard ceramic, than veneered.