Dental restorations and dental prostheses have evolved over the years. The range of materials available has increased, and their quality has improved.
Nowadays, porcelain has become one of the best materials when it comes to creating highly-aesthetic restorations. Moreover, reinforced porcelains can be used to manufacture metal-free crowns and bridges. It can also be used to create veneers that mimic the tooth's natural light reflection.
Due to their physical properties, dental porcelain requires a dental porcelain furnace to turn the material into a restoration.
What Is A Dental Porcelain Furnace?
A dental porcelain furnace is a specialized machine that laboratory technicians use to process dental porcelain.
It consists of a refractory firing chamber that heats up to prepare the porcelain. Moreover, this chamber creates a vacuum effect to process the porcelain.
Dental porcelain furnaces are equipped with internal fans that help control the temperature. These fans are essential as they prevent any damage that could happen due to overheating.
The machine is also equipped with a control panel. This allows the laboratory technician to control the machine's settings, such as the timer and temperature.
Lastly, it possesses a platform where the porcelain is placed. Usually, this platform rises to enter the furnace directly on top of it.