IPS d.SIGN® Porcelain from Ivoclar
For Dental Crowns
IPS d.SIGN® Porcelain is a
revolutionary, patented, “Fluorapitite-Leucite Glass-Ceramic.” It has some
unique properties that enhance its esthetics and its wear characteristics.
The unique crystal shape mimics enamel.
It can be used with PFM crowns and bridges to produce
bright colors and high translucency. Many dentists are reluctant to reduce
the amount of tooth that laboratory technicians would like in order to
give them room to produce vitality in a PFM restoration. IPS d.SIGN®
Porcelain can help because it's fluorapatite crystals scatter light better
than conventional feldspathic porcelains. An opaque layer may not be
required over the metal, thus giving the technician more room for the
porcelain and creating the appearance of greater depth in the restoration.
IPS d.SIGN® Porcelain also has superior wear
characteristics. It is similar to enamel in this regard. For those of you
that haven't considered the wear on opposing teeth from conventional PFM
restorations, look at your patients a little more closely. It's a real
problem. Since IPS d.SIGN® Porcelain wears the same as enamel, you will
not be destroying the opposing dentition when you place these
restorations. This is especially significant in the maxillary anterior
region, where many mandibular incisors see excessive wear.
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