All Ceramic Restoration

Depending on each ceramic system and fabrication method various properties can be tailored to meet specific aesthetic or mechanical expectations. All ceramic systems can be safely used for the construction of single-tooth ceramic restorations (veneers, inlays, onlays, full crowns) with aesthetics being the most dominant factor in selecting the appropriate ceramic system, since the longevity of these ceramic restorations is comparable to conventional metal-ceramic restorations. Silica-based and feldspathic ceramics present higher translucency, while alumina and zirconia ceramics can be used in cases where opacity is desirable, such as in cases of discolored teeth or teeth with non-aesthetic cast posts/cores.