PFM: Porcelain Fused to Metal
Porcelain Fused to Metal Dental Crown is a full cast crown having porcelain fused to either all or most of its surfaces. The metal alloys used have a high melting temperature so that porcelain can be bonded to the surface by being fired without the metal being melted.
Zirconia Crown: Zirconia coping or frame layered with porcelain, milled and glazed
Zirconium also called Zirconia (Cercon) is rapidly becoming the material of choice for dental crowns. It is a very strong material able to withstand the wear and tear of every day use. Aesthetically, it is translucent very similar to a natural tooth, reflecting light in much the same way.
E-max crown: Waxed to full contour, pressed and glazed
E-max crown is a type of all-ceramic crown with an appealing translucent color which is combined with extra strength and durability. This crown is made from a single block of lithium disilicate ceramic: this is a top grade material which has been harvested for its toughness, durability and opaque qualities.
Veneer: E-max waxed and pressed or layered, Feldspathic Veneer, foiled and layered
Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry in which a shell or layer of tooth-colored porcelain or composite is placed over the facial surfaces of your teeth to correct worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, discoloration and chips or cracks.
Implant abutment: Substructure custom made
These are usually called prosthetic implant abutments. These abutments can be made from a variety of materials, such as titanium, surgical stainless steel and gold. More modern abutments are now also made from zirconia, which is a white ceramic, to better complement the aesthetics of a dental implant restoration.
Implant crown: Screw retained or cement on
A dental implant is a “root” device, usually made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth. Virtually all dental implants placed today are root-form endosseous implants, i.e., they appear similar to an actual tooth root (and thus possess a “root-form”)
Gold crown: Full wax-up and cast
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement.
Post and Core: Custom waxed and cast
Post and core is a dental restoration, which is used to sufficiently restore a tooth morphology followed by future restoration such as a crown, when there is no an adequate part of tooth hard tissue regarding to the required clinical indication of the case, due to loss of tooth
Attachments: ERA, DoveTail, Cera.
Dental attachments provide much more than merely an aesthetic alternative to claps, they provide numerous biomechanical advantages. Segmenting a long bridge with an attachment may mean the difference between long term success and failure. Overdentures, whether supported by natural roots or implants are far superior to complete dentures.