In porcelain fused to metal restorations, porcelain is typically fused to semi-precious, white or yellow high noble alloy. An ideal restoration for your most demanding patients.
Val-U-Dent traditional PFMs are fabricated using the most advanced materials available. With over 50 years in the dental lab profession, Val-U-Dent Certified Dental Technicians have substantial expertise in many techniques. This ensures a high-quality restoration critically focused on both function and esthetics.
Special attention is taken in trimming the dies, and your case is quality-controlled every step of the way from model work, wax, metal to ceramic-finished crown or bridge.
Though Val-U-Dent offers a full range of alloys for the creation of esthetic restorations, gold remains the perfect choice for many leading clinicians due to its longevity and functional success.
Our PFMs can be used for crowns and bridges (up to fourteen units). PFMs can be manufactured to non-precious, semi-precious, and yellow high noble copings and can be used in conjunction with cast partials and implants.
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.
- Panavia 21 – tin plated
- Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)
- Zinc Phosphate Polycarboxylate
- Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX, 3M ESPE)
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).