A modified layering technique to enhance fluorescence in glass-infiltrated aluminum oxide ceramic restorations: Case report

Futoshi Komine, Markus B. Blatz, Shogo Yamamoto, Hideo Matsumura

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Fluorescence, opalescence, and translucency are critical for restorative materials to mimic the optical properties and appearance of natural teeth. This case report describes the restoration of multiple anterior teeth with CAD/CAM-fabricated glass-infiltrated aluminum oxide ceramic (In-Ceram Alumina, Vita Zahnfabrik) crowns and illustrates the technical steps to achieve an adequate amount of fluorescence in the ceramic veneering material. CAD/CAM aluminum oxide ceramic copings and frameworks can be predictable and successful when replacing missing tooth structure and imitating optical properties of natural teeth. A modified layering technique enhances fluorescence within the veneering ceramic and provides an esthetic appearance of glass-infiltrated aluminum oxide ceramic restorations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalQuintessence international
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008



  • Ceramic
  • Crown
  • Fluorescence
  • Glass-infiltrated ceramic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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