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PFZ

Porcelain Layered to Zirconia

Wanting to create life-like restorations? Then choose the PFZ (porcelain fused to zirconia) for crowns and bridges in the anterior esthetic zone. Combine the strength of zirconia with the esthetics of layered porcelain by one of our talented technicians. Our PFZ includes a lingual full-contour design for extra strength in functional areas.

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Product Advantages

  • Layered facial ceramic (improved chroma and light refraction)
  • Multi-layered colored zirconia (improved depth of color)
  • Multi-layered strength zirconia (increased margin strength and kinder to opposing )
  • Lingual FCZ design (functional areas in full contour for strength)
  • Made in America

At Peterson Dental Laboratory, all anterior units will be PFZs unless specified on the prescription.

Preparation Instructions

  • Chamfer or shoulder margin
  • Minimal 1mm marginal reduction
  • 1.5-2mm occlusal reduction (less than 1.5mm dramatically increases ceramic fracture)
  • NO knife edge margin
  • NO sharp angles

What to send to the laboratory

  • Impression and models
  • Bite registration
  • Shade
  • Photos (optional)
  • Kois Fox Plane (optional)

Cementation

  • Cement with resin-reinforced glass ionomer cements, zinc phosphate cements, dual-cure resin cements
  • Dual cure cements may require increased cement spacer
  • DO NOT cement with plain glass ionomer cements
  • Ensure inside of crown clean with Ivoclean

Indications

  • Anterior crowns or highly esthetic Patients
  • Bridges up to 14 units
  • Implant restorations and bridges

Contra-Indications

  • Posterior with minimal occlusal clearance
  • Less than 1mm of occlusal clearance

ADA Codes

  • D2740 crown-porcelain/ceramic substrate
  • D6058 – abutment supported porcelain/ ceramic
  • D6065- implant supported porcelain/ ceramic

For Bridges

  • D6740 crown – porcelain/ ceramic
  • D6245 pontic – porcelain/ceramic (bridge units)
  • D6068 abutment supported porcelain/ ceramic
  • D6075 implant supported porcelain/ ceramic
  • D6740 crown – porcelain/ceramic (bridge units)

Links

  • Crown & Bridge RX
  • Crown Comparison Chart
  • Ivoclar Cementation Navigation Guide
  • Ivoclar Cementation Chart
  • Ivoclar Reduction Instruments Ceramic & Zirconia

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