International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Year 2000
Volume 20 , Issue 2

Pages: 151 - 161

The Procera AllCeram System

Peter Ottl, Dr Med Dent/Andree Piwowarczyk, Dr Med Dent/Hans-Christoph Lauer, Dr Med Dent/Ernst A. Hegenbarth, Master Dental Technician

The Procera AllCeram system is indicated for manufacturing all-ceramic crowns for single-tooth restorations in the anterior and posterior regions. In addition, it is possible to create metal-free superstructures on CeraOne abutments from the Brånemark implant system or crowns on individually prepared aluminum oxide abutments (CerAdapt). The Procera copings, which are manufactured using computer-aided design/manufacturing technology, are characterized by very good mechanical properties. Ceramic veneers tailored to the copings offer excellent esthetics, favorable abrasion behavior, and an ideal surface structure for noninflammatory apposition of the periodontal or periimplant tissues. The present article offers an overview of previous scientific studies, describes clinical and laboratory procedures, and presents case reports.