Full-Contour Zirconia

Our full-contour zirconia restorations are available in both posterior and anterior by special request. Our skilled technicians fabricate these monolithic zirconia restorations out of high-quality materials. We ensure every case is fulfilled with posterior-level strength and extreme lifelike esthetics for the anterior. Full-contour zirconia offers the highest flexural strength of any all-ceramic. We carefully choose our zirconia materials for esthetic translucency and high durability that will be suitable for both the posterior and anterior.

A Full-Contour Zirconia Restoration for Every Case

We created our three product lines to fulfill our mission of being a dental laboratory that is accessible for a wide variety of dentists. Whether you are in need of an economically priced crown or high-end cosmetic restoration, Louvre Dental Laboratory has the full-contour zirconia solution for you.

The Vignette Series

A Vignette full-contour zirconia restoration receives stain and glaze, utilizes our value design library, and is milled to full-contour.

The Classic Series

A Classic full-contour zirconia restoration is designed with beautiful morphology and function in mind. This full contour zirconia can be microlayered for increased esthetics.

The Masterpiece Series

Our Masterpiece series is not available in full-contour zirconia

Indications

Full-contour zirconia is so versatile, it can be used in almost any situation from singles, bridges with any combination of abutments and pontics, inlay bridges, Maryland type bridges and screw-retained implants. Also an esthetic alternative to a PFM with metal occlusion due to limited space.

When esthetic expectations are high and it is important that the restorations match surrounding natural dentition or other existing restorations. If bonding is necessary to retain the restoration, bond strength is weaker and less predictable than other ceramics.

Shoulder preparation not needed. A mild chamfer or a feather-edge margin is good. 1mm buccal, lingual, and occlusal reduction is ideal, but can go to .5mm in some areas when reduction is limited. Minimum occlusal reduction of 0.5 mm; 1 mm is ideal. Adjustments and polishing: Adjust full-contour zirconia crowns and bridges using water and air spray to keep the restoration cool and to avoid microfractures with a fine grit diamond. If using air only, use the lightest touch possible when making adjustments. A football-shaped bur is the most effective for occlusal and lingual surfaces (on anterior teeth); a tapered bur is the ideal choice for buccal and lingual surfaces. Polish full-contour zirconia restorations with the porcelain polishing system of your choice.

Full-contour zirconia may be cemented using a resin reinforced glass ionomer such as RelyX Luting cement. When a greater bond is needed due to the lack of a retentive preparation, use resin cement like RelyX Unicam or RelyX Ultimate. Before cementing all full-contour zirconia crowns, the interior surface of the crown needs to be cleaned with Ivoclean (Ivoclar Vivadent - Amherst, NY). This is critical in assuring maximum bond strength.

Solid zirconia requires a cast gold type preparation. If adjustments are needed, use zirconia specific diamonds and rubber wheels polishing with diamond paste.

  • D2740 Crown – Porcelain/Ceramic Substrate
  • D6245 Pontic Porcelain/Ceramic
  • D6740 Abutment Crown Porcelain/Ceramic