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Ceramic Bridgework

Occasionally, an all-ceramic restoration that is stronger than stacked porcelain is required to achieve the ideal esthetic goals. Pressed ceramic restorations are ideal in these situations. They can be used for veneers, full crowns and anterior bridges (when a 4.0 mm x 4.0 mm connector is achieved).

Pressed ceramics do well in situations when greater than 2.0 mm of unsupported ceramics exist. It is also possible to place veneers next to crowns of the same material and achieve a beautiful esthetic result. It is important to note that when planning an esthetic rehabilitation, it is never a good idea to place differing porcelains next to one another since the optical properties of the ceramic materials differ. However, when an all-ceramic crown is placed next to a veneer, pressed ceramic materials work extremely well.