Porcelain Fused to Zirconia

Porcelain Fused to Zirconia

For truly superior aesthetics, Porcelain Fused to Zirconia is a great option in restorations because of the ideal room that they are able to give for veneering ceramic. As one of the most promising restorative materials, it is lighter in color, which allows it to be less of problem than with a Porcelain Fused to Metal Restoration. Our state of the art Zirconia-based restorations feature unparalleled craftsmanship and lead to very little in the way of gingival reaction. Contact Slocomb Dental Lab to discuss using Porcelain Fused to Zirconia in your next case.

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A CAD/CAM substitute for traditional PFM our porcelain fused to zirconia can be used for anterior and posterior crowns, crowns over implants and bridges of up to fourteen units.


The ideal preparation for PFZs is a chamfer margin preparation. If a porcelain labial margin is prescribed, then a shoulder margin preparation is required.

Feather-edge margin preparations are indicated for full-cast restorations.


  • Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX or RelyX Unicem, 3M ESPE)
  • Maxcem Elite (Kerr)
  • Panavia F 2.0 (Kuraray) -ideal for short, tapered preparations
  • Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)

Tech Notes

If an adjustment is required on the ceramic, use a fine diamond with water and air to keep the crown cool.

To contour the ceramic, polish with a pink rubber wheel and diamond polishing paste (Brasseler, Shofu, Vident).


  • D2740 Crown - porcelain / ceramic substrate