Materials Guide

The following information is provided to assist you in selecting the appropriate material(s) to meet the needs of your patient.

Material Indications Product
All Zirconia
(900-1200 MPa)
  1. Posterior crown or bridge
  2. Has a relatively opaque appearance
Sirona inCoris
Lithium Disilicate
(400 MPa)
  1. Single units - anterior and posterior crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, and veneer-lays
Ivoclar IPS e.max
Leucite Glass Ceramic
(160 MPa)
  1. Anterior - crowns and veneers
  2. Posterior* - crowns, veneers, veneer-lays, inlay, onlay
    *Bicuspids only - NOT recommended for molars
Ivoclar IPS Empress Esthetic, Jensen Authentic
Zirconia Framework with Feldspathic Veneer
(frame: 900-1200 MPa, overlay of feldspathic: 80 MPa)
  1. Anterior and posterior crowns and bridges
Zirconia Frame
  • Ivoclar IPS e.max Zir CAD
  • Sirona inCoris
  • GC Aadva
Feldspathic Overlay
  • Ivoclar IPS e.max Zir CAD
  • Noritake CZR
PFM Porcelain Fused-to-Metal
(feldspathic ceramic applied: 80 MPa)
  1. Anterior and posterior crowns and bridges for teeth and implants
Ivoclar IPS d.SIGN, Jensen Pulse
Alloys:
Porcelain Fused-to-Metal
  • High Noble: Aquarius (Au: 86%, Pt: 11%, Sn: <1.0%, In: 2.5%, Ir: <1.0%, Ta: <1.0%, Li: <1.0%)
  • High Noble: Lodestar (Au: 51.5%, Pd: 38.5%, In: 8.5%, Ga: 1.5%)
  • Noble: Callisto-CP Plus (Pd: 25.5%, Co: 40.0%, Cr: 21.4%, Mo: 12.7%, W,B: <1.0%, Ta: <1.0%)
Gold Crowns
  • Harmony Hard C&B (Au: 74%, Ag: 12%, Pd: 4.0%, Cu: 9.0%, Az: <1.0%)