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What materials are used in indirect dental restorations?

The following materials are used in indirect dental restorations:
  • All-porcelain (ceramic): Porcelain, ceramic or glass-like fillings and crowns.
  • Porcelain fused to metal: Porcelain is fused to an underlying metal structure to provide strength to a filling, crown or bridge.
  • Gold alloys (high noble): Alloy of gold, copper and other metals resulting in a strong, effective filling, crown or bridge.
  • Base metal alloys (non-noble): Alloys of non-noble metals with silver appearance resulting in high strength crowns and bridges.

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