Full-Cast

Full-cast restorations are incredibly biocompatible and kind to opposing dentition. While the aesthetics may not be as high as an all-ceramic, the full-cast restoration certainly has stood the test of time for a viable restorative option. Made with a choice of gold, the full-cast restoration from Slocomb Dental Lab is usually completed within 8 business days.

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Indications

Full-cast restorations are indicated for single crowns as well as bridges anywhere in the mouth.

Inlays and onlays can also be fabricated as a full-cast restoration.

Preparation

Inlays and onlays can also be fabricated as a full-cast restoration.

Feather-edge margin preparations are indicated for full-cast restorations, but any margin preparation may be used.

Cementation

  • Panavia 21 (Must be tinplated if precious metal is used)
  • Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)
  • Zinc Phosphate Polycarboxylate Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX, 3M ESPE)

Tech Notes

All castings are made with a metal alloy, be it non-precious, semi-precious or precious metals. Alloys are classified by their content.

  • Base – contents include non-precious, Chrome Cobalt or Titanium
  • Noble – consists of 25 percent precious alloy
  • High Noble – consists of 60 percent precious metal with at least 40 percent being gold

Alloy type refers to the hardness and/or softness of the material.

  • Type I – Extra soft
  • Type II – Soft
  • Type III– Hard
  • Type IV – Extra Hard (Rigid)

Non-Precious, Noble 20, White High Noble – Type IV – Very hard and rigid. These crowns are more difficult to adjust and re-polish than alloys with a high gold content.

Full Cast 40 – Type III – Yellow high noble alloy. Brand name currently used is Argenco 40 HN.

Full Cast 52 HN – Type III – Yellow high noble alloy. Brand name currently used is Argenco 52.

Full Cast 75- Type III – Yellow high noble and is an upgrade from full cast 52. The gold is slightly more yellow in color. Brand name currently used Argenco 75.

Codes

  • D2790 Crown Full-Cast Hi-Noble Metal
  • D2791 Crown Full-Cast Predominantly Base Metal
  • D2792 Crown Full-Cast Noble Metal

CAD/CAM PFM

Slocomb Dental Laboratory knows how to help you grow your practice in uncertain economic times. With the rising price of gold, you need a strong, well-fitting and biocompatible solution to gold PFMs and full-cast crowns. Our CAD/CAM PFM copings and full golf crowns are milled or made using SLM (Selective Laser Metal) with your choice of base, noble or high noble ensuring CAD/CAM fit and durability and an impurity-free restoration for ultimate biocompatibility.

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Indications

Our PFMs can be used for crowns and bridges (up to fourteen units). PFMs can be manufactured to non-precious, semi-precious, and yellow high noble copings and can be used in conjunction with cast partials and implants.

Preparation

The ideal preparation for PFMs 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.

Cementation

  • Panavia 21 – tin plated
  • Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)
  • Zinc Phosphate Polycarboxylate
  • Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX, 3M ESPE)

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).

Codes

  • D2750 Crown Porcelain fused to high noble
  • D2751 Crown Porcelain fused to non-precious
  • D2752 Crown Porcelain fused to semi-precious
  • D6750 Crown Porcelain fused to high noble (bridge units)
  • D6751 Crown Porcelain fused to non-precious (bridge units)
  • D6752 Crown Porcelain fused to semi-precious (bridge units).