All-ceramic restorations are made of metal-free, tooth-colored biocompatible materials with increased strength and durability, with optical properties similar to natural teeth for a lifelike aesthetic appearance.
All-ceramic veneers: thin layers of ceramic that are bonded over the front surface of the teeth. They require just a minimal preparation (reduction) of the outer surface of the tooth to produce a natural result. Indications for veneers are: discolored teeth, tooth gaps, chipped or fractured teeth and minor tooth misalignment.
All-ceramic crowns/bridges: restorations made entirely of full thickness high quality ceramic material. Crowns are mainly indicated for heavily restored, discolored or misshapen teeth. Bridges are used to fill a gap created by one or more missing teeth with anchoring on the neighboring teeth. Their superior aesthetics is based on their ability to permit better light transmission through the body of the tooth, as well as the absence of metal show through or metal edge.
All-ceramic single crowns and bridges can also be supported by dental implants.
All-ceramic inlays/onlays: the conservative alternative for crowns on posterior teeth with large fillings. Inlays are fitted between the cusps of the teeth and onlays are designed to fit over them. Βoth types of restoration are procedures of minimally invasive dentistry, meaning they are designed to preserve as much remaining natural tooth structure as possible.