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Obsidian® Pressed to Metal vs. Conventional PFM – August 2016

In this inaugural installment, we are excited to showcase Obsidian® Pressed to Metal, the latest in dental restoratives that is changing the way doctors view bilayer restorations. We have collected a number of resources that focus on its high chip resistance, lifelike esthetics, and strength five times that of conventional feldspathic porcelains.

– Neil Park, DMD
Vice President of Clinical Affairs


Chairside Live: Science Behind It All

Jim Glidewell discusses the innovative science behind the strength of this revolutionary PFM.

Hammering Down the Competition

See how an anterior Obsidian Lithium Silicate Ceramic Pressed to Metal crown and three of the leading PFM brands stand up against our sledgehammer.


The results are in ... see how Obsidian performs after a 30-month clinical evaluation.

View Report.


Obsidian: A Restorative Solution Inspired by Stone-Age Technology

by Christopher Newcomb, Scientific Researcher – Learn the story behind the development and name of the highly esthetic, multi-indication restorative material Obsidian lithium silicate ceramic.

Central Details: Renewing a Smile with an Esthetic Obsidian Crown

by Anamaria Muresan, DMD, ME, CDT – See how an Obsidian Pressed to Metal crown is used to restore an existing PFM that had darkened margins and did not match the adjacent natural dentition.

Achieving Lifelike Restorations in the Esthetic Zone

by Siamak Abai, DDS, MMedSc – Using Obsidian Pressed to Metal to restore an anterior implant case produced five times the strength of traditional PFMs.

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