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Porcelain Fused To Metal Crowns & Bridges PFM

Porcelain Fused To Metal Crowns & Bridges-PFM


Our experienced, dedicated ceramists make every porcelain fused to metal restoration we ship with craftsmen’s attention to detail, while harnessing the power of CAD/CAM designed copings. We build from a digitally designed and fabricated wax-up, and your choice of Ivoclar semi-precious and precious alloys. Dedicated, full-time ceramists then hand stack Noritake EX-3 porcelain for a versatile restoration.

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Indications

  • Conventional crowns and bridges
  • Screw retained implant restorations
  • Crowns with attachements for cast partials
  • Restorations over implants
  • Conventional crowns and bridges
  • Screw-retained implant restorations
  • Crowns with attachments for cast partials
  • Restorations over implants

Advantages

  • CAD/CAM fabrication 
  • Computer controlled fit, contacts, and occlusion
  • Metal coping with a porcelain surface
  • Highest quality alloys from Ivoclar Vivadent

Insurance Codes

  • D2750 Crown – Porcelain fused to high noble metal
  • D2751 Crown – Porcelain fused to predominantly base metal
  • D2752 Crown – Porcelain fused to noble metal
  • D6240 Pontic – Porcelain fused to high noble metal
  • D6241 Pontic – Porcelain fused to predominantly base metal
  • D6242 Pontic – Porcelain fused to noble metal

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Technical Questions Regarding Porcelain Fused Metal Crowns 

We’re happy to answer any technical questions in regards to the porcelain fused to metal bridge crowns. Our experienced staff at Keating Dental Arts has been using crown porcelain fused techniques and know almost everything that there is to know about the subject. Give us a call at 1-800-433-9833 or contact us through our online forms.

Assigned Technical Teams 

Keating Dental Arts also offers assigned technical teams for our clients so that we can provide the best service possible when supplying porcelain fused to metal restorations. With our assigned teams you will receiv• 5-Minute or Less Adjustment Time 

• 5-Day Turnaround Time 

• 7- Step Quality Assurance 

• Assigned Technical Team for Consistency 

• Combination/Attachment Case Specialists 

• No Hassle Remake Policy 

• 100% Made in the USA

Yellow HN

Bright Gold XH is a high noble porcelain fused metal alloy (PFM) which offers a rich gold color with out warm, life-like porcelain shades. Use Bright Gold XH for short span bridges and anterior-posterior single unit restorations. It’s excellent for shade control of a porcelain fused to metal crown due to it’s light oxide. Bright Gold XH is composed of: 89% Au, 9%Pt, <1% In, <1% Ir, <1% Sn.   

HN White

Evolution Lite is a white high noble alloy which is perfect for any PFM restoration including implants. It’s ideal for today’s marketplace due to its broad porcelain compatibility and low density. Evolution Lite also serves as an affordable High Noble alloy. Use Evolution Lite for bridge work and for anterior-posterior single unit restorations. An added benefit is that it’s excellent for shade control due to the light oxide. Evalution®Lite is composed of: 40.3% Au, 39.3% Pd, 9.2% Ag, 9.3% In, 1.8% Ga, 0.1% Ru. 

d.Sign 53 

d.SIGN 53 is our top quality noble ceramic alloy. It is ideal for use with our Noritake porcelains. Use d.SIGN 53 for cantilevers, bridges, implants, anterior-posterior single-unit restorations and crowns that are adapted to removable partial dentures. This alloy has superior marginal integrity with its micro-fine grain size and is one and is one of the most reliable and strongest Palladium Silver alloys on the market today. Semi Precious 53 is composed of: 53.8% Pd, 34.9% Ag, 1.6% In

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Clinical notes from Dr. Hornbrook:

Hello, I’m Dr. David Hornbrook, clinical director of education and technology at Keating Dental Arts. Today I’m going to talk about the different indirect restorations that we provide at Keating, where I would recommend as a clinician and an educator, that you use these different material.

Let’s start with porcelain fused to metal. Now, all their use has certainly decreased with time, it’s still a major player in the indirect restoration world. Where would I use a PFM? I’ll say I don’t use it very often, but where I would is matching existing. Let’s say a patient comes and has PFM’s on the anterior and they break a front tooth and you have to replace a single restoration or maybe a bridge next to single restorations. It’s always ideal and it’s easier for us to match in the laboratory if we can match similar materials.

The other time that we would use them is long-span bridges, especially in the posterior, when there’s minimal occlusal clearance or minimal or reduced inner arch distance. Lots of times the connectors, because we have this collapsed vertical and the patient isn’t going to do a full mouth rehab, so we need to deal with that restoratively. In order to get connectors that are thickness enough, we need to go with metal.

Really, at this point, this is the only time I use these materials. Sometimes we will recommend PFM’s on top of metal implant abutments, only because we need to block out that metal, although we can certainly utilize other materials to do that. Often times, because of where the implant was placed, the abutment, even a custom abutment is not as ideal as possible and so we like to use metal on that.

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