Veneers made completely out of porcelain without the use of metals have come up to expectations through recent years. The advantage of this kind of prosthesis is that it caters to growing aesthetic demands.
These days the use of state-of-the-art CAD/CAM (computer controlled) technology is gaining more and more ground. This technology uses absolutely metal-free aluminum-oxide ceramics and zirconium-oxide ceramics.
Compared to other ceramics, zirconium ceramics possess greatly outstanding mechanical attributes and lasting durability. A mere 0.3 mm thickness of it is adequate to withstand chewing force, thus a very small amount of tooth material has to be filed off the patient’s tooth by the dentist.