Fixed Prostheses

Gold Inlay

In place of ceramic, a gold alloy is used. This offers an exceptional fit, though due to the gold colour it is not the optimal aesthetic solution. For this reason gold inlays are rarely used in visible positions in the mouth.
 

Ceramic Inlay

Using a plaster model made from impressions, a tailor made piece is created in the laboratory from high quality ceramic. After preparing the cavity it is fixed to the tooth with special medical cement. A precision fit, and optimal aesthetics are guaranteed.
 

Ceramic Onlay

Ceramic onlays are produced in the same way as above. In contrast to the inlay they also include the cusps of the tooth. They offer a precision fit and optimal aesthetics.
 

Gold Onlay

Produced as above, also this piece includes the tooth cusps. Limited application in visible areas due to the gold colour.
 

Metal - Ceramic Crowns

The dental technician fuses a ceramic veneer onto a precious metal shell and then custom makes the crown to an individual form and colour. This is then attached to a tooth with cement. A precision fit, and optimal aesthetics are guaranteed.
 

Full Ceramic Crown

Full ceramic crowns consist of pure ceramic and are fixed to the tooth with special medical cement. The pure ceramic allows a higher level of translucence, thus highest aesthetic standards can be met. Precision fit
 

Full Gold Crown

Full gold crowns are produced from precious metal alloys. Due to the yellow colour of the gold they are not generally used in visible positions. Exceptional fit, highest stability.
 

Bridges

Bridges are used when one or more teeth are missing. Previously metal-ceramic crowns were used as the retentive elements of the bridge. The invisible precious metal basis provided enough stability, an exceptional fit and optimal aesthetics were guaranteed. These days in place of metal we usually use zirconium as a stable, metal free base. The zirconium shell is made using using CAD/CAM technology, to which the dental assistant applies ceramic. This is then customized in shape and colour. Depending on the number of metal-ceramic crowns in the bridge structure, a distinction is made between 3,4,5 and 6 unit bridges. All are immovably fixed with cement to the remaining teeth.
The limiting factor is still the stability of the bridge, though ceramic bridges based on zirconium promise great things.
 


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