OCT 2016

Short Overview in the Properties of Metal Free Materials

Strength or beauty? Today's Dental technology market is overwhelmed with metal free products. Most popular are restorations made of lithium disilicate (e.g. Emax), tetragonal and cubic zirconia. Emax is an absolutely beautiful product with unbeatable esthetics. has been manufacturing Emax restorations for more than a decade with great success.

The disadvantage of this product is due to its moderate flexural strength (360-400MPa) and need for aggressive tooth preparation (1.5 -2 mm occlusal and 1-1.5 mm proximal reduction). Furthermore, for masking capabilities and/or using [...]