Full Cast

PFM (Porcelain-fused-to-metal)

Full Cast

Full-cast crowns have long been a popular choice due to their clinical success, biocompatibility, and ease of use. Durable yet gentle on opposing dentition, full cast provides ideal fit, form, and function.

CAD/CAM fabrication ensures a high-quality, consistent fit and finish. No other restoration matches the reliability and durability of full cast.

R-Dent Tip

If you want to give your patient the natural hues and warmth provided by gold castings, but you find the cost prohibitive, try our Yellow, Non-Precious full-cast option. It provides the gold tones without the cost of yellow gold alloy surcharge!

Indications

Full-cast gold crowns are indicated for crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, and bridges.

Contraindications

Full-cast gold crowns are contraindicated for partials and implants.

Preparation

Inlays and onlays can also be fabricated as a full-cast restoration. Feather-edge margin preparations are indicated for full-cast restorations, but any margin preparation may be used.

Cementation

Panavia 21 (Must be tin plated if precious metal is used)
Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)
Zinc Phosphate Polycarboxylate Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX, 3M ESPE)

Tech Notes

All castings are made with a metal alloy, be it non-precious, semi-precious or precious metals. Alloys are classified by their content.
Base – contents include non-precious, Chrome Cobalt or Titanium
Noble – consists of 25 percent precious alloy
High Noble – consists of 60 percent precious metal with at least 40 percent being gold
Alloy type refers to the hardness and/or softness of the material.
Type I – Extra soft
Type II – Soft
Type III– Hard
Type IV – Extra Hard (Rigid)
Non-Precious, Noble 20, White High Noble – Type IV – Very hard and rigid. These crowns are more difficult to adjust and re-polish than alloys with a high gold content.
Full Cast 40 – Type III – Yellow high noble alloy. Brand name currently used is Argenco 40 HN.
Full Cast 52 HN – Type III – Yellow high noble alloy. Brand name currently used is Argenco 52.
Full Cast 75- Type III – Yellow high noble and is an upgrade from full cast 52. The gold is slightly more yellow in color. Brand name currently used Argenco 75.

Codes

D2790 Crown Full-Cast High Noble Metal
D2791 Crown Full-Cast Predominantly Base Metal
D2792 Crown Full-Cast Noble Metal

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