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Whats your everyday go to crown

Witht the changing of economics effecting both dental offices and labs. What are the dentists go to crowns these days, emax, zirconia, captek, pfm. We have seen a slight change from zirconia to Emax. PFM and captek still our biggest request.Here's a captek case we recently got post op pictures.RickSee More
Nov 20, 2010
Eng Joo Koh, RDT replied to Richard G Knecht's discussion Whats your everyday go to crown in the group Dental Laboratory
"PFM crowns still have their place, although crowns made with the zirconia substructure are becoming more popular. We use only gold alloy (51% to 75% Au content) for the PFM crowns but with the recent high price of Gold, I think zirconia material…"
Nov 19, 2010
Dean Mersky replied to Richard G Knecht's discussion Whats your everyday go to crown in the group Dental Laboratory
"Like all of you, I get to see all the different materials used at every different level and capability. To be perfectly honest, the all-ceramic materials offer very nice esthetics for many situations. But, they are limited in their scope or…"
Apr 27, 2010
Richard G Knecht replied to Richard G Knecht's discussion Whats your everyday go to crown in the group Dental Laboratory
Jan 22, 2010
Richard G Knecht replied to Richard G Knecht's discussion Whats your everyday go to crown in the group Dental Laboratory
"Russell, Nice to see you here. We have been doing mostly PFM lately and a few all ceramic. Anyone seeing an increase in work ? Seems my clients are getting pretty busy and the work is flowing pretty steady again. Here's a lava case i did a…"
Jan 21, 2010
Russell DeVreugd replied to Richard G Knecht's discussion Whats your everyday go to crown in the group Dental Laboratory
"HN PFM's are still the majority in my lab. However, I just finished a maxillary reconstruction of porcelain jackets from # 4- #13. Hand stacked the old fashioned way using d-SIGN porcelain on platinum foil substrate. # 3 & # 14 are PFMs…"
Jan 21, 2010
Dean Vincent replied to Richard G Knecht's discussion Whats your everyday go to crown in the group Dental Laboratory
"We are in the US in the Pacific NW and run a high aesthetic boutique lab. We do 90% ceramic restorations on HN - over the last two years, as the price of gold has risen we have seen the GPs opt for Zi over HN - fixed price, better aesthetics, strong…"
Jan 16, 2010
Vadim Vainer replied to Richard G Knecht's discussion Whats your everyday go to crown in the group Dental Laboratory
"Right now in our lab e.Max is 50%-55% of all restorations, 30% PFM's (HN), 10%-15% FGC (HN) and I would say a ~5% Zirconia crowns per month. From what I see, our Docs switching to e.Max very fast, not without our help of course. Got e.Max?"
Jan 4, 2010
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Jan 4, 2010
Jorge Garcia replied to Richard G Knecht's discussion Whats your everyday go to crown in the group Dental Laboratory
"Our lab is near Madrid, Spain We use CrCo Heraenium P from Heraeus Kulzer Ceramics are Heraceram for metal and Heraceram Zirconia for zirconia Jorge"
Dec 19, 2009
Ira N. Dickerman, CDT replied to Richard G Knecht's discussion Whats your everyday go to crown in the group Dental Laboratory
"What type of CrCo alloys are you woring with and where re you located Jorge? Also what ceramic materials are you baking on them?"
Dec 18, 2009
Richard G Knecht replied to Richard G Knecht's discussion Whats your everyday go to crown in the group Dental Laboratory
"Zirconia has slowed down to and this month I think we are doing like 3 units. Captek and PFM (noble and high noble) are pretty popular. Doing only a few emax though. Rick"
Dec 18, 2009
Jorge Garcia replied to Richard G Knecht's discussion Whats your everyday go to crown in the group Dental Laboratory
"Here zirconio slows down and docs are returning to CrCo because of price"
Dec 17, 2009
Ira N. Dickerman, CDT replied to Richard G Knecht's discussion Whats your everyday go to crown in the group Dental Laboratory
"Captek is popular but in the Northeast docs are still conservative and tend to go with PFM's. Not Np though Precious and semi precious. e.Max is gaining in popularity and the drs love both the fit and the esthetics of lithium disillicate"
Dec 15, 2009
Richard G Knecht replied to Ira N. Dickerman, CDT's discussion e.Max from Ivoclar in the group Esthetic Dentistry
"Doug, Although many cement these amd Ivoclar advocates this, I am not sure if cementing is the best choice for emax . THis is just a personal view though but have heard many dentist not recomend cementing. Rick"
Dec 15, 2009
Richard G Knecht left a comment for Giovanni Castellucci, DMD
"Thanks Giovanni"
Nov 24, 2009

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Years in Dental Industry
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At 12:24pm on November 24, 2009, Giovanni Castellucci, DMD said…
Hi Richard,
Welcome to WebDental! Please join some groups (laboratory?) and invite your dental friends and colleagues to become members. We look forward to your participation!
 
 
 

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