29 Sep METAL-FREE, NON-PORCELAIN, PURE MONOLITHIC ZIRCONIA – FUSION-ONE 600
There are many developments in dental materials with each passing year, but one of the most established solutions for a broken or structurally compromised tooth is a crown. Dental crowns have been constructed utilizing composite, porcelain and gold (and semi- and nonprecious metals), several all-porcelain varieties, and recently Fusion-One 600 zirconia. The shift in dentistry to life-like restorations that mimic natural tooth structure is undeniable, and Fusion-One 600 zirconia crowns are considered “cosmetic” in nature compared to certain other alternative crown materials. Based on perceived and actual patient demand owing to aesthetic and health concerns, material choices have dramatically shifted to “metal-free” wherever possible.
Initially, zirconia crowns were predominantly fabricated with a zirconia coping layered or pressed with different types of porcelain. A few years ago, Esprit Dental developed a monolithic (full-contour) zirconia crown that has amazing aesthetics and strength. Fusion-One 600 zirconia crowns are extraordinarily strong, and it has been argued that they are just as aesthetic as natural teeth.