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Revolutionary Material, Revolutionary Esthetics

Below are the positives and negatives of the various materials our dental lab uses.

  • Pressable Ceramics - The process of melting porcelain into the form of a crown.
    + The ultimate in esthetics. (more translucency, better color matches)
     -  Not as durable as PFM’s. (no metal understructure)

Authentic® - Authentic is a leucite-reinforced pressed ceramic with a low melting temperature. Thanks to its natural looking co-loration, it fits in perfectly with its oral surroundings. More Info: www.microstarcorp.com

IPS Empress® Esthetics and IPS Eris® - As more artistically-driven fabrication techniques developed, it was found that restorations could be further enhanced by taking the neutral translucent IPS Empress® and IPS Eris® and layering porcelain on top of them. The end results are true-to-life 3-Dimensional effects. More Info: www.ivoclarvivadent.us.com

  • Porcelain Fused to Metal - The building of porcelain on metal substructures
    + Very durable. (has a high level of flexibility, color stability, impact strength, as porcelain is stronger than your natural teeth)
    + Still great esthetics.
    + Can cover wide areas, perfect for bridges.
    - Not as much transluancy.


Brite Gold® - Exhibits a warm golden yellow color for a natural, aesthetic shade effect of the veneer and the required hardness for easy polishing. More Info: www.ivoclarvivadent.us.com

Endurance® - Ideal for cases with multiple-units. For an alloy to endure the stress of many units, it's best to have a combination of high strength, high hardness, and a high solidus temperature for easy soldering. More Info: www.jensenindustries.com

Bio-C® - Alloys have been developed for patients who are allergic to conventional dental alloys. To permit restorations which are as inert as possible in the mouth, Bio Alloys maximize gold and platinum content. These are the two most noble, and least orally reactive, elements. Further, Bio Alloys limit the use of other elements to the minimum necessary for adequate physical properties. More Info: www.sterngold.com

Tilite® Omega - Non-Precious metal made to be cost effective and through tests has been proven to have the greatest compressive strength with the least amount of thickness. More Info: www.talladium.com


Creation Porcelain System® - Possesses unique qualities that mimic the characteristics of natural teeth. Restorations made from Creation® appear vital and lifelike. More Info: www.jensenindustries.com

IPS d.SIGN® - The fluorapatite-leucite glass-ceramic IPS d.SIGN combines efficiency and creativity in metal-ceramic applications. The brightness of the material as well as its ability to transmit light has been copied from natural teeth. More Info: www.ivoclarvivadent.us.com

  • Composite Crown
    - The indirect composite that combines strength, beauty and versatility.
    + Very adaptable to opposing teeth.
    + Great for inlays and onlays, veneers, and single units.
    - Cannot do large span bridges

Sinfony™ - Excellent for inlays/onlays, veneers and full crowns, Sinfony indirect lab composite has been proven in tests to be as strong as or stronger than other popular brands and to possess inherent advantages in flexibility, impact strength, and color stability. More Info: www.3MESPE.com

  • Gold Crown - Gold based alloy cast and polished to resemble a natural tooth
    + Soft gold makes for a comfortable fit. (great for inlay abutments, veneer crowns and short-span bridges)
    + Last forever.
    + Contoured like a natural tooth and blends in with natural colors.
    - Does not match shades of teeth. (gold color)

JRVT® - Has an unusually rich-yellow color and it polishes to a mirror-like luster Used for inlays, onlays, crowns, and short-span bridges. More Info: www.jensenindustries.com

Wilcast 58® - Provides superior strength for full cast crown with flexibility necessary for laboratory work and in mouth contact bite contact. This metal also has a beautiful, rich, gold color. High Noble Type II. More Info: www.crowndentalworks.com/gold_content.html

Rajah® - A 58% gold alloy that exhibits excellent marginal integrity. Recommended for inlay abutments, veneer crowns and fixed short-span bridges. Formulated with a microfine grain structure. More Info: www.heraeus-kulzer-us.com

Important patient information:
Identalloy is a national standard for alloys to be used in dental prosthesis. Due to allergens caused by foreign elements, it is important to be aware of what metals are to be used by your dentist. Be sure to ask your dentist what metal he intends to use with you, the following are the National Categories of metals.


High Noble - Nobel Metal of 60%or greater precious metal content. At least 40% must be gold. (Highest quality metal; AAA Dental uses these metals unless otherwise requested)

Noble - Noble metal content of at least 25% precious metal content.

Predominantly Base - Noble metal content is less than 25% precious metal content. (Although most commonly used, lowest quality metal)

Noble metals include gold, platinum and palladium. Look for these trade marks to identify certified Identalloy materials.

Important doctor formation: Identalloy
Recent controversies about materials used in dentistry have heightened patient awareness of all dental procedures. The dentist’s responsibility for the overall health of the patients is more crucial than ever before-and this responsibility includes the ability to communicate accurate information concerning the contents of dental materials. The obligation to document content is urgent, and that makes free Identalloy certificates more valuable than ever. Professional practice standards dictate that you are responsible for the alloys that you use. Simply noting your choice of PFM or High Gold” in patients files or on laboratory work authorizations may not provide sufficient documentation in the event of legal action. Your best protection lies in detailed records of what you request and what you receive. Participating companies provide Identalloy documentation with all of their alloys, at no charge to you. When your laboratory fills your order, a label is affixed to your invoice, giving the name and composition of the alloy used. File the invoice, and you can document the alloy used in any case at any time. Any questions about Identalloy call 1-908-390-8861.

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