A Comprehensive Guide to Dandy's Zirconia Restorations

As a zirconia dental lab, Dandy's zirconia crowns and bridges are renowned for their exceptional strength due to the unique properties of zirconia, a ceramic material known for its high resistance to fracture and wear, making it an ideal choice for dentists.

 

Dandy's Zirconia Offerings

Dandy offers three types of zirconia crowns with various strengths, durability, and aesthetics.

Aesthetic Zirconia

  • Full-contour anterior or posterior crowns
  • Offering greater translucency than monolithic yet less than PFZ.

Monolithic Zirconia

  • Posterior crowns for bruxers and bridges up to an entire arch.
  • Most opaque selection.

Porcelain Fused to Zirconia (PFZ)

  • Single- to full-arch restorations
  • Ideal cases include:
    • Deep shoulder preparation
    • Dark stumps with high translucency aesthetics.

Zirconia Material Characteristics

Characteristic Aesthetic Zirconia Monolithic Zirconia Porcelain Fused to Zirconia (PFZ)
Strength

>900 MPa

~1350 MPa

 

Core: 1350 MPa milled or 400 MPa pressed

Layered Porcelain: 80 to 120 MPa 

Construction 4Y 3Y 3Y Core
Material shades

Vita Classical 16

Vita Classical 16

Vita Classical 16

Stump shades IPS Natural Die IPS Natural Die IPS Natural Die
Constraints: Pontic No more than one pontic consecutively None None
Constraints: Span None <=24 mm <=24 mm
Translucency Medium Least highest

 

Zirconia Preparation Guidelines

Guideline Aesthetic Zirconia Monolithic Zirconia Porcelain Fused to Zirconia (PFZ)
Margin type Shoulder or Chamfer Shoulder or Chamfer Shoulder or Chamfer
Occlusal Clearance 1.5 mm 1.5 mm 2.0 mm
Axial Wall Reduction 1.2 mm  1.2 mm  1.5 mm
Margin Thickness 1.0 mm 1.0 mm 1.0mm

 

American Dental Associates (ADA) Codes

  • D2740: Crown Porcelain/Ceramic Substrate
  • D6245: Pontic Porcelain/Ceramic
  • D6740: Abutment Crown Porcelain/Ceramic
  • D2610: Inlay, porcelain or ceramic, one surface
  • D2620: Inlay, porcelain or ceramic; two surface
  • D2630: Inlay, porcelain or ceramic; three or more surface
  • D2642: Onlay, porcelain or ceramic, one surface
  • D2643: Onlay, porcelain or ceramic, one surface
  • D2644: Onlay, porcelain or ceramic, one surface
  • D2962: Labial veneer (porcelain laminate)—laboratory

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Links to Material Safety Data Sheets for Dandy's Zirconia offerings.

Zirconia Material Safety Data Sheet

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