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Lithium Disilicate: A Viable Replacement for Traditional PFM's

Lithium disilicate for PFMSby Dr. John Cranham

As time has gone by, the general population has continued to put pressure on the profession to create lifelike dental restorations that have enough longevity to justify the cost. While several materials have hit the market in the last few years, evidence suggests that lithium disilicate has the strength, durability and esthetics to make it the logical replacement to the time tested porcelain fused to metal crown.

In this whitepaper, Dr. Cranham goes through a case using the philosophy taught in The Dawson Academy's dental courses.

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John C. Cranham, DDS has an esthetic oriented practice in Chesapeake, Virginia. An honors graduate of the Medical College of Virginia in 1988, Dr. Cranham maintains a strong relationship with his alma mater as an Associate Clinical Professor. He is an internationally recognized speaker on the Esthetic Principles of Dentistry, Contemporary Occlusal Concepts, Treatment Planning, Restoration Selection, Digital Photography, Laboratory Communication, and Happiness and Fulfillment in dentistry. As a published author, Dr. Cranham has a strong commitment to developing sound educational programs that exceed the needs of today’s dental professional. He is an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Dental Association, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and The American Equilibration Society. Dr. Cranham is co-chair of Advanstar Dental Media’s CE Advisory Board (Advanstar is the publisher of Dental Products Report). Dr. Cranham is the Clinical Director of The Dawson Academy where he is involved with many of the lecture and hands-on courses within the curriculum. As an active educator, he has provided over 650 days of continuing education for dental professionals throughout the world.