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Table. 3.

Table. 3.

Manufacturer’s recommendation for minimum connector size of all-ceramic FPDs

Material Trade name Minimum connector size (for 3-unit FDP) Recommendation
Anterior Posterior
Lithium disilicate e.max CAD 16 mm2 Height > Width
e.max Press 16 mm2 Up to premolar
Pontic span ant (11 mm),
canine-premolar (9 mm)
Amber Mill - Up to premolar
Pontic span ant (11 mm),
canine-premolar (9 mm)
3Y-TZP Katana ML&HT 7 mm2 9 mm2
3M Lava Plus 7 mm2 9 mm2
Cercon ht 6 mm2 9 mm2
4Y-PSZ Katana STML 12 mm2 16 mm2 Up to premolar
5Y-PSZ Katana UTML 12 mm2 16 mm2 Up to premolar
3M Lava Esthetic 12 mm2 14 mm2
Cercon xt 12 mm2 16 mm2 Up to premolar

FDP, fixed dental prosthesis; 3Y-TZP, 3 mol% yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal; 4Y-PSZ, 4 mol% yttria partially stabilized zirconia; 5Y-PSZ, 5 mol% yttria partially stabilized zirconia.

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