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PFM

Our porcelain-fused-to-metal restorative solution is the timeless standard for dental restorations. Metal provides strength, and porcelain provides esthetics for a natural appearance. Made of quality alloys and layered porcelain, this type of dental restoration provides durable, lasting service. Ideal for posterior restorations. Indicated for crowns and bridges up to 14 units.

PFM
Indications

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.

Contraindications

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.

Preparation

The ideal preparation for PFMs is a chamfer margin preparation. If a porcelain labial margin is prescribed, then a shoulder margin preparation is required.
Feather-edge margin preparations are indicated for full-cast restorations.

Cementation

Panavia 21 – tin plated
Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)
Zinc Phosphate Polycarboxylate
Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX, 3M ESPE)

Tech Notes

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).

Codes
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)
D6752 Crown Porcelain fused to semiprecious (bridge units) D6751 Crown Porcelain fused to nonprecious (bridge units)