Use of a synthetic low-fusing quartz glass-ceramic material for the fabrication of metal-ceramic restorations.

  • Stephen J Chu
  • Published 2001 in Practical procedures & aesthetic dentistry : PPAD

Abstract

The development of natural aesthetics has been facilitated by various innovative ceramic materials and techniques. Although metal-ceramic restorations have traditionally been the standard for durable and predictable restorations, the use of metal core materials may result in dense, opaque restorations. The incorporation of low-fusing porcelain materials has enabled the provision of translucent restorations that enable sufficient light transmission and strength. This article presents two comparative case reports that demonstrate the clinical application of a synthetic low-fusing quartz glass-ceramic material for the fabrication of aesthetic and functional metal-ceramic restorations.

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