PFZ (Porcelain Fused to Zirconia),

Metal Free

PFZ dental restorations provide the perfect solution for patients who are seeking a lifelike, high-quality restoration. Porcelain fused to zirconia construction gives extra strength and durability – far more than traditional porcelain or acrylic restorations. Thanks to the natural translucency of zirconia, patients can achieve a realistic, natural tooth appearance. Furthermore, PFZ restorations have no discoloration or dark lines along the gingiva – providing a pristine experience for your patients! Your patients will be sure to appreciate the quality and aesthetics rendered through PFZ dental restoration!

Porcelain fused to zirconia provides the best of both worlds.  Porcelain's translucency and characteristics without the worry of dark metal showing through near the margins.


ADA Codes

  • D2740 crown – porcelain/ceramic substrate
  • D6245 pontic – porcelain/ceramic (bridge units)
  • D6740 crown – porcelain/ceramic (bridge units)


  • Hypoallergenic
  • Biocompatible
  • Improved Esthetics over PFMs
  • Requires Conventional Cementation


A CAD/CAM substitute for traditional PFM, our porcelain-fused-to-zirconia can be used for anterior and posterior crowns, crowns over implants, and bridges of up to fourteen units.


  • Attachment cases
  • Cases with less than 1 mm clearance
  • Bruxism
  • Patients who have broken a PFM crown
  • Cases that require bonding


The ideal preparation for PFZs is a chamfer margin preparation. If a porcelain labial margin is prescribed, then a shoulder margin preparation is required.


  • Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX or RelyX Unicem, 3M ESPE)
  • Maxcem Scannaire (Kerr)
  • Panavia F 2.0 (Kuraray) - ideal for short, tapered preparations
  • Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)


If an adjustment is required on the ceramic, use a fine diamond with water and air to keep the crown cool. To contour the ceramic, polish with a pink rubber wheel and diamond polishing paste (Brasseler, Shofu, Vident).