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IPS d.SIGN® Porcelain from Ivoclar Vivadent
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.

Visit www.dsignlabs.com for more information.

 

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