Porcelain Fused to Metal crown & bridge work is still incredibly popular. Dentists and dental technicians have used it for many, many years, due to its reliability, durability and predictability.
We supply PFM work supported by either: Precious, Semi-Precious or Non-Precious metal frameworks, to cover each patients particular requirements.
Our non-precious metal frameworks are produced here in the UK using the CAD/CAM Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DLSM) manufacturing process, ensuring a precise fit and making the most of your surgery time. A high quality medical grade Cr/Co is used and is Nickel, Cadmium and Beryllium free. An excellent and cost effective alternative to precious and semi-precious gold alloys.
e.max all ceramic
e.max all ceramic was designed with simplicity and versatility in mind. IPS e.max is the ultimate in metal-free esthetics and strength offering high-strength (400Mpa) materials for both the press and the CAD/CAM (380Mpa) technique.
IPS e.max offers the ideal balance of CAD/CAM technology and cutting-edge press technique.
The decision to use IPS e.max is made in order to take advantage of the unlimited possibilities of all-ceramics, no matter which technique you choose.
The nano-fluorapatite layering ceramic IPS e.max Ceram completes the all-ceramic system. This material is used to veneer all IPS e.max components, regardless if they are glass-ceramic or zirconium oxide.
A single, consistent layering ceramic scheme as well as predictable shade results allow you to offer your patients highly personalised and natural-looking restorations in even the most complex cases, independent of the frameworks material.
Zirconia has a long-standing reputation for quality, durability, biocompatibility and beauty in dental ceramics, and rightly so. The technology of this product is extremely advanced, with placed restoration dating back many years.
Zirconia of today has beautiful translucency, giving fantastic aesthetics as would be expected of state of the art restorations. Our Zirconia substructures are produced using CAD/CAM technology. The model cast from your impression is scanned and a digital design is individually created to produce the ideal substructure.
The Zirconia substructure is then multi-layer veneered, to give fantastic shade and aesthetic qualities. Ultralight also produce full contour Zirconia restorations. Again, a design is built up from a scan of the model cast from your impression.
The great advantage of these restorations is that, because there is no overlaying of porcelain, they are very chip and fracture resistant. They provide a great alternative to full cast gold restorations where a better aesthetic outcome is desired. They are also incredibly strong at around 1000Mpa.
New GC GRADIA is a unique light-cured Micro-Ceramic-Composite system for crowns, bridges, inlays and veneers, which compared to conventional composites gives restorations with a colour tone close to that of natural teeth. A product of GC research, GC GRADIA’s more natural tooth appearance has been achieved by developing its resin colour tones in conjunction with its application technique. This combined approach to development has created a system where the final restoration is of optimum hue, brightness and chroma, whilst minimising the paleness inherent with composites.
The result is a restoration with an opalescence comparable to porcelains and close to natural teeth which would previously have been impossible to attain using traditional composite materials. One of the great advantages of using this light-cured Micro-Ceramic-Composite is the ease with which it can be adjusted chair side. Because it is light cured, you are able to add to any areas you wish, or apply stains to individualise the restoration and simply light cure.
GC Gradia can be used for a wide range of anterior and posterior restorations such as:
Crowns, Bridges, Inlays, Onlays, Veneers, Jacket Crowns. It can also be veneered over metal sub structures on crown and bridgework instead of using porcelain. All in all, a material with a large area of application for use, and very forgiving and easy, should any alterations need to be made chair side, which is a huge advantage for the dentist.
For thousands of years, gold has been the material of choice in dental prosthetics. Even in today’s competitive market many dentists are selecting gold content alloys and will continue to do so for many years to come.
These dental restorations can last a patient’s lifetime. Gold restorations are completely biocompatible with gingival tissue and remarkably resistant to plaque.