“The full-contour zirconia and e.max look nearly identical, and a Select full-contour all-zirconia milled crown is comparable to the best porcelain fused to metal. They’re consistently very, very good, easy to cement and easy to work with.”

— Dr. Paul Cannariato

Materials Guide

 

The following information is provided to assist you in selecting the appropriate material(s) to meet the needs of your patient.

All Zirconia

 

Indications

 

Posterior crown or bridge

Has a relatively opaque appearance

 

Product

 

Sirona inCoris

 

Lithium Disilicate

 

Indications

 

Single units – anterior and posterior crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, and veneer-lays

 

Product

 

Ivoclar IPS e.max

 

Leucite Glass Ceramic

 

Indications

 

Anterior – crowns and veneers

Posterior* – crowns, veneers, veneer-lays, inlay, onlay
*Bicuspids only – NOT recommended for molars

 

Product

 

Ivoclar IPS Empress Esthetic, Jensen Authentic

 

Zirconia Framework with Feldspathic Veneer

 

Indications

 

Anterior and posterior crowns and bridges

 

Product

 

Zirconia Frame

        • Ivoclar IPS e.max Zir CAD
        • Sirona inCoris
        • GC Aadva

 

Feldspathic Overlay

        • Ivoclar IPS e.max Zir CAD
        • Noritake CZR

 

PFM Porcelain Fused-to-Metal

 

Indications

 

Anterior and posterior crowns and bridges for teeth and implants

 

Product

 

Ivoclar IPS d.SIGN, Jensen Pulse

 

Alloys:

Porcelain Fused-to-Metal

 

      • High Noble: Aquarius (Au: 86%, Pt: 11%, Sn: <1.0%, In: 2.5%, Ir: <1.0%, Ta: <1.0%, Li: <1.0%)
      • High Noble: Lodestar (Au: 51.5%, Pd: 38.5%, In: 8.5%, Ga: 1.5%)
      • Noble: Callisto-CP Plus (Pd: 25.5%, Co: 40.0%, Cr: 21.4%, Mo: 12.7%, W,B: <1.0%, Ta: <1.0%)

 

Gold Crowns

 

      • Harmony Hard C&B (Au: 74%, Ag: 12%, Pd: 4.0%, Cu: 9.0%, Az: <1.0%)