Inside Dentistry article discussing Full Contour Monolithic Zirconia Crowns, their wear characteristics, soft tissue response and chemical aspects.
New all-ceramic, CAD/CAM-fabricated crowns and bridges are unbreakable and less expensive than traditional full-coverage PFM restorations.
By Harry A. Long, DMD
Every type of full-coverage restoration, from single unit to the classic roundhouse, has been fabricated using the workhorse of modern dental practice, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown (PFM).1 When full coverage is required, the PFM has become the restoration of choice for most dentists. A new all-ceramic, CAD/CAM-fabricated, inexpensive, and unbreakable dental crown may be ready to replace the traditional PFM without any change in clinicians’ current full-coverage armamentarium or techniques.