CROWN AND BRIDGE
Digitalization of dentistry is happening now and the changes are dramatic.
Digital systems allow the manufacture of dental restorations with absolute precision. The transfer from impression to digital solution to restoration is rapid.
My Lab connecting with milling centres offers a huge range of materials from Zirconia, Lithium Disilicates to Composites and limitless indications.
We feel that all restorations will soon be metal free (even in the NHS) and virtually all manufactured by computer aided design.
Non – Precious Bonded
Non-precious metal substructure with porcelain layered overlay, ideal for single unit crowns, anterior or posterior teeth and multi-unit bridges, the standard restoration for many years now. Many different materials have over taken this restoration method but when cost is the highest priority PBC’s cannot be beaten ….Yet!.
Core Zirconia coping with a porcelain overlay. Ideal for a single crown and bridges anywhere in the mouth when aesthetics and strength is essential. This is the leader.
Monolithic Zirconia (Opalite) Recommended for posterior Crown & Bridges where strength is important. As the name suggests it is pure Zirconia, it can be stained and characterised to a high aesthetic standard, even for anterior teeth.
Lithium Disilicate IPS EMAX (CAD)
This is arguably the most aesthetic material on the market though not as strong as Zirconia. It’s Opalescence; translucency and light diffusion properties replicate natural teeth structure and create chameleon effect and undetectable restorations.
Composite has developed greatly in recent years probably more than any other restoration material. The improvements result in excellent polishing properties and high resistance to plaque and abrasion. Its composition allows elasticity and hardness which produces high crack resistance.
This is a highly adaptable material and can be used for long term restorations with great shade stability and Plaque resistance.