"PFM crowns still have their place, although crowns made with the zirconia substructure are becoming more popular. We use only gold alloy (51% to 75% Au content) for the PFM crowns but with the recent high price of Gold, I think zirconia material…"
"Like all of you, I get to see all the different materials used at every different level and capability. To be perfectly honest, the all-ceramic materials offer very nice esthetics for many situations. But, they are limited in their scope and…"
"HN PFM's are still the majority in my lab. However, I just finished a maxillary reconstruction of porcelain jackets from # 4- #13. Hand stacked the old fashioned way using d-SIGN porcelain on platinum foil substrate. # 3 & # 14 are PFMs with…"
"Richard G Knecht said:Russell,Nice to see you here. We have been doing mostly PFM lately and a few all ceramic. Anyone seeing an increase in work ? Seems my clients are getting pretty busy and the work is flowing pretty steady again. Here's a lava…"
Nice to see you here. We have been doing mostly PFM lately and a few all ceramic. Anyone seeing an increase in work ? Seems my clients are getting pretty busy and the work is flowing pretty steady again. Here's a lava case i did a while…"
"We are in the US in the Pacific NW and run a high aesthetic boutique lab. We do 90% ceramic restorations on HN - over the last two years, as the price of gold has risen we have seen the GPs opt for Zi over HN - fixed price, better aesthetics, strong…"
"Right now in our lab e.Max is 50%-55% of all restorations, 30% PFM's (HN), 10%-15% FGC (HN) and I would say a ~5% Zirconia crowns per month. From what I see, our Docs switching to e.Max very fast, not without our help of course.
Although many cement these amd Ivoclar advocates this, I am not sure if cementing is the best choice for emax . THis is just a personal view though but have heard many dentist not recomend cementing.
"Captek is popular but in the Northeast docs are still conservative and tend to go with PFM's. Not Np though Precious and semi precious. e.Max is gaining in popularity and the drs love both the fit and the esthetics of lithium disillicate"
"Minimal prep veneers are the rage for some . Even the lumineers people say that most often a minimal prep is needed. That said, if the patients teeth are inclined slightly lingual then maybe a no prep can be done. Pascal Magne has felt that enamel…"
Witht the changing of economics effecting both dental offices and labs. What are the dentists go to crowns these days, emax, zirconia, captek, pfm. We have seen a slight change from zirconia to Emax. PFM and captek still our biggest request.Here's a…