The quest for optimal esthetics along with the
development of increased strength in the materials available for fabricating
all-ceramic crowns has led to a significant increase in their clinical
use. This presentation lists the most common complications that occur with
all-ceramic crowns and discusses the diagnosis/treatment planning factors and
tooth preparation factors that help to minimize crown fracture.
Additionally, the tooth preparation factors required to optimize the CAD/CAM fabrication process
are identified. The effect of the type of material and cementation process are
described along with a discussion of ceramic onlays and
inlays. The presentation ends by illustrating the process by which the color
of all-ceramic crowns can be optimized.