Porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations remain a tried and true choice for restorative success based on their strength and esthetics. The flexibility in design, from no exposed metal-to-metal occlusals, allows the PFM to be utilized in many clinical situations including parafunction and limited space. To ensure a high degree of marginal integrity and consistency in PFM substructures, BonaDent utilizes digital design technology. This achieves greater accuracy even before our ceramists add layers of artistic porcelain, guaranteeing final results that continually exceed your expectations.
NOTES FROM YOUR TECHNICIAN:
Make sure to use clearance tabs to ensure proper occlusal clearance.
Buccal/facial reduction is crucial for esthetics—the thinner the restoration in these areas the “flatter” or more opaque the restoration will appear. Just as occlusal clearance is extremely important, equally as important is the buccal/facial clearance.
For large span bridge case, we recommend a framework try-ins to verify path of insertion as well as margins. In addition, a bisque try-in is recommended to ensure function, occlusion, and esthetics.