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Although ceramics have grown in popularity and new systems continue to be developed and introduced, metal remains a popular choice for many clinical scenarios. Paired with a new generation of dental porcelains, noble metal alloys can be used to achieve truly impressive results. Porcelain fused to noble alloys provides outstanding strength and the newer generation of dental porcelains allows. EP Dental Laboratory skilled ceramists to create results that challenge the human eye while simultaneously achieving the most in terms of strength.

CERAMOMETAL (PFM)

Metal disguised by the beauty of porcelain

The versatility of PFM restorations makes it the number one choice for select cases. EP Dental Laboratory ceramists create the ideal porcelain interface for the proper shade, refraction of light and a surface finish that mimics nature. Layered and pressed to metal options available.

Advantages/Benefits

 

  • Strength & longevity
  • Natural-looking
  • Enhanced aesthetics
  • Long-span bridges
  • Proven track record
Indications

 

  • Crown & bridge restorations
  • Conservative adhesive bridges
  • PFM custom implant abutments
  • PFM dowel cores
Cementation

 

  • Traditional cementation or adhesive bonding

4-13 PFM’s

METAL

Where strength must prevail

EP Dental Laboratory can be your comprehensive source from proper diagnosis and treatment planning to predictable placement and delivery of implant restorations. Our experienced team has the expertise to help choose the right implant restoration for each individual case. Prosthodontist consultations available

Advantages/Benefits

 

  • High biocompatability
  • Functional success
  • Exceptional fit & longevity
  • Proven track record
Indications

 

  • Crown & bridge
  • Custom implant abutments
  • Dowel cores
Cementation

 

  • Traditional cementation or adhesive bonding

IMPLANTS

Today’s choice for tooth replacement

EP Dental Laboratory can be your comprehensive source from proper diagnosis and treatment planning to predictable placement and delivery of implant restorations. Our experienced team has the expertise to help choose the right implant restoration for each individual case. Prosthodontist consultations available.

PFM Custom abutment
Complex implant prostheses
Custom shaded abutmet
Implant Veneers

Ceramometal types/brands:

a) High noble cast

  • Benchmark C (Jelenko) Used for most ceramometal crowns and bridges.
  • Jelfine 52 (Jelenko) is the original gold-platinum alloy used for ceramometal. Used for crowns and bridges when a more yellow alloy is desired.
  • GoldTech Bio 2000 (Argen) is a 99+% gold alloy used when an extreme yellow color is desired for enhanced esthetic results. Note that because of the soft nature of this alloy a 360 ceramic margin must be used. Indicated for esthetic single units or short anterior bridges.

b) Complex noble alloys

  • Captek is a gold palladium alloy that is bright yellow and may enhance esthetic results. It is very biocompatible and can be used for crowns and bridges.

c) Non-noble alloys

Rexillium V (Pentron) is a nickel chrome alloy that can be used for any ceramometal restoration. Commonly it is used for bonded bridges

ii. Cast Metal Restorations

a) High & non-noble alloys

  • Firmilay (Jelenko) is used for inlays, onlays, crowns, and bridges.
  • Rexillium V is used for cast dowel cores

iii. Composite over metal restorations

a) Non-noble alloys

  • Rexillium V is recommended for all composite over metal restorations like inlay retained bridges and anterior veneer bridges. Indirect composite over Rexilliun V is a good choice for long span bridges or long term temporaries.

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Esthetic Professionals, located in Tarzana, California, is a unique dental practice. In addition to offering a comprehensive selection of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry treatments for the benefit of our patients, we provide fellow dentists with hands-on education and laboratory services. With 30 employees, over 18 faculty members, and a 16,000 square foot facility, we are well-equipped to offer patients and professionals alike unparalleled service and care. Esthetic Professionals serves Los Angeles, California and the surrounding communities.

 

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