Innovative Technology: Dental Crowns with Porcelain Shoulder Margin
CROWNS: PORCELAIN SHOULDER MARGIN
Recent years have seen a rapid increase in patient demand for aesthetic restorations, as well as new material systems to meet this demand.
Metal – ceramic restorations have demonstrated long life expectancy for both front and back crowns. But aesthetically, in the hands of excellent dentists and technicians, metal – ceramic crows can provide near – perfect result. The technique of reduced metal framework combined with a full ceramic shoulder can be employed to avoid aesthetic compromise in the cervical area.
Porcelain shoulders have multiple benefits:
-The porcelain margin can be an integral part of a premium restoration, maximizing esthetics and oral health.
-The porcelain margin helps avoid metal visibility and therefore allows margin placement without the “black line” that is so often present with many metal ceramic restorations.
-It eliminates tissue discoloration and graying at facial margins, and prevents possible over-building at the gingiva.
-These benefits in turn lead to greater patient satisfaction.
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