Metal-ceramic crowns have been widely and successfully used to many decades
but today there are more all-ceramic restorations being placed. This
presentation will compare the two types of restorations based on the factors
most important to dentists and their patients.
- Compare the esthetic benefits and limitations of each type of crown
- Evaluate the soft tissue response and biocompatibility associated with
- Describe the mechanical complications that can occur with both types of
- Compare the benefits and limitations of veneered all-ceramic crowns versus
- Compare zirconia and lithium disilicate fixed partial dentures with
metal-ceramic fixed partial dentures
- Compare the fabrication accuracy and fit
The quest for optimal esthetics coupled with the increased strength of
all-ceramic materials has led to a significant increase in the clinical use of
all-ceramic crowns and fixed partial dentures. This presentation will
identify the key factors that should be considered when determining whether to
use all-ceramic crowns or metal-ceramic crowns.
- What are the esthetic advantages of all-ceramic crowns?
- Side-by-side esthetic comparison of all-ceramic and metal-ceramic crowns
- How do the different types of all-ceramic crowns compare esthetically?
- The soft tissue response to both types of crowns
- Biocompatibility considerations
- Metal-ceramic crown survival data and veneer chipping
- Zirconia and lithium disilicate veneer chipping
- Lithium disilicate and zirconia fixed partial denture strength and failure
- Metal-ceramic versus all-ceramic fixed partial dentures
- Accuracy of fabrication and fit
- Cost comparison