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Why is all-ceramic a wise alternative?
Ceramics meet the highest aesthetic expectations and are biocompatible.All-ceramic restorations do not have a metal core.Therefore, light can shine through the restorations
as it does in natural teeth. In addition, the adjoining gum will show no dark metal edges.

Ceramic material is colourfast and wear-resistant. In addition, the low heat conduction protects the dental nerve, which is very sensitive to temperature changes.
CERAMIC ONLAYS
If a tooth is only damaged to some extent - e.g. due to caries - a filling will be sufficient in general.
If the dentist cannot fabricate the filling directly with a tooth shaded resin (composite), the alternative is an inlay or onlay.
These tooth-shaded "fillings" are milled from ceramic blocks, directly in the laboratory.
Both options provide optimum cosmetic restoration
Before : Posterior teeth restored with
            amalgam/precious alloy
After : The high-quality aesthetic alternative:
          IPS Empress Esthetic inlays/onlays.
CERAMIC VEENERS
Fractured or discoloured teeth or slightly malpositioned teeth can be easily and quickly treated with veneers.
Veneers are thin «laminates» made of ceramic, which are attached to the tooth and which - unlike crowns - do not cover the entire tooth.
Only a small amount of tooth structure is ground away for veneers.
The completed restoration is as true-to-nature in appearance as your neighbouring teeth.
Before : Malposition and dicolouration After : The high-quality aesthetic alternative:
           IPS Empress CAD veneers.
CROWNS
Crown : A crown is used to cap or completely cover a tooth.
Teeth which demonstrate extensive damage can be restored or optically enhanced with all-ceramic crowns.
For this purpose, the outer dimensions of the entire visible area of the tooth are removed and replaced by a tooth-shaded all-ceramic "cover".
Older restorations that are regarded as «unattractive» can also be given a natural and unobtrusive appearance
Before : Starting situation After : The high-quality aesthetic alternative:
           IPS e.max crowns
 
BRIDGES
A dental bridge, otherwise known as a fixed partial denture, is a prosthesis used to replace SINGLE/MULTIPLE missing teeth and is not removable by the patient. The materials used for the fabrication of the bridge include gold, porcelain fused to metal, or in the correct situation porcelain alone.The recipient of such a bridge must be careful to clean well under this prosthesis.

If entire teeth are missing, they can be replaced by bridges, which are supported by two healthy «abutment teeth».
Thanks to new technologies and materials, it has become possible to fabricate all ceramic bridges without a dark metal core or margin. Zirconium oxide, such as in IPS e.max, is the material of choice for frameworks, as zirconium oxide is biocompatible, translucent and exceptionally strong.
Before : Metal-supported posterior bridge After : The high-quality aesthetic alternative:
           IPS e.max bridge
 
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