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Fixed Restorations


Full-Contour Zirconia

Finesse is proud to offer high-quality full-contour zirconia restorations. We utilize the highest quality materials to ensure that your patients will be highly satisfied with their new smile. Our zirconia solution combines beautiful translucency with extreme flexural strength. Our expert technicians utilize their years of experience to craft full-contour zirconia crowns and bridges to perfectly meet your patients' expectations. Due to zirconia's innovative formulation, it mitigates crack propagation and allows the restorations to be fracture-resistant.

Economy Line

Our economy line of full-contour zirconia restorations is ideal for patients requiring a highly durable, all-ceramic solution. We utilize high-quality zirconia material along with our years of expertise to create lifelike crowns and bridges that are ideal for posterior and anterior cases.

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Premium Line

Our premium full-contour zirconia offers superior esthetics for your most discerning clients. The preshaded material we use offers more than 44% of translucency for crowns and bridges that are virtually indiscernible from natural dentition. Our premium line of full-contour zirconia also features extremely high flexural strength.

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Full-contour zirconia is so versatile, it can be used in almost any situation from singles, bridges with any combination of abutments and pontics, inlay bridges, Maryland type bridges and screw-retained implants. Also an esthetic alternative to a PFM with metal occlusion due to limited space.

When esthetic expectations are high and it is important that the restorations match surrounding natural dentition or other existing restorations. If bonding is necessary to retain the restoration, bond strength is weaker and less predictable than other ceramics.

Shoulder preparation not needed. A mild chamfer or a feather-edge margin is good. 1mm buccal, lingual, and occlusal reduction is ideal, but can go to .5mm in some areas when reduction is limited. Minimum occlusal reduction of 0.5 mm; 1 mm is ideal. Adjustments and polishing: Adjust full-contour zirconia crowns and bridges using water and air spray to keep the restoration cool and to avoid microfractures with a fine grit diamond. If using air only, use the lightest touch possible when making adjustments. A football-shaped bur is the most effective for occlusal and lingual surfaces (on anterior teeth); a tapered bur is the ideal choice for buccal and lingual surfaces. Polish full-contour zirconia restorations with the porcelain polishing system of your choice.

Full-contour zirconia may be cemented using a resin reinforced glass ionomer such as RelyX Luting cement. When a greater bond is needed due to the lack of a retentive preparation, use resin cement like RelyX Unicam or RelyX Ultimate. Before cementing all full-contour zirconia crowns, the interior surface of the crown needs to be cleaned with Ivoclean (Ivoclar Vivadent - Amherst, NY). This is critical in assuring maximum bond strength.

Solid zirconia requires a cast gold type preparation. If adjustments are needed, use zirconia specific diamonds and rubber wheels polishing with diamond paste.

  • D2740 Crown – Porcelain/Ceramic Substrate
  • D6245 Pontic Porcelain/Ceramic
  • D6740 Abutment Crown Porcelain/Ceramic
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