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MATERIALS

Most dentists just claim to use the finest materials. We have actual proof that we do.

Did you know that the most important associate for a dentist is the laboratory technician?


When we need to get a larger project moulded from a unpliable material, for example gold, steel or porcelain, the work is outsourced to a laboratory located elsewhere. At this lab, their employees are specialists and knowledgeable about this type of work, plus they have the necessary machinery to produce the cast. When the cast is made and returned to the dentist, it must fit the teeth perfectly and the material must be first-class material.

 

The dentist and the laboratory technician have a joint responsibility that the laboratory uses materials of proven quality.

 

Gold abutment teeth from Asia, which some Danish dental surgeries offer at a low cost when constructing dental bridges, have unfortunately been shown to contain high amounts of remelted impure metals,  and in severe cases, they’re made of metal containing lead!

 

We guarantee that you won’t be experiencing this with us.

 

Below, you will find a detailed declaration of the prominent materials used at our clinic, alongside some informative videos:

This is a description of the world’s most unbreakable porcelain material, zirconium dioxide, also known as zirconia. “BruxZir” is a registered brand of zirconia that we use at this clinic – a known brand similar to BruxZir is LAVA, which is of equally high quality.

 

We can make a crown or bridge as monolithic (full contour) or as a core material in a posterior crown for premium esthetics.

 

This video presents the impressive durability of zirconia – here compared to porcelain fused metals, also known as PFM. Zirconia is particularly suited to the molars at the back of the mouth, where immense pressure can arise from grinding food.

IPS e.max

IPS e.max is made from lithium disilicate and is always made as a monolithic crown, meaning that it uses the same material from start to finish.

IPS e.max can be made with conventional press-/moulding technique (Press), as well as by milling it (CAD/CAM = Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing)

This video explains the CAM technique. The purple blocks are milled and adapt to the colour of the teeth when they are heated up later in the working process.

 

IPS e.max. is particularly well suited to mimic very opaque teeth. The material is ultra transparent and gives the finished crown a completely natural look.

This is a steel-metallic material, used as a core when covered with a layer of porcelain, for instance metal ceramics crowns and bridges. At our laboratory, an extraordinary new melting technique called Selective Laser Melting is used – this means that thanks to the laser, thin layers are gradually melted onto the metal.

 

This is also known as 3D printing of metal.

The following video presents the new SLM technique.

Metal ceramics is especially suited for surfaces where a flawless and eye-pleasing look is desirable, for instance on the front molars.

This is a gold mixture (alloy) of the highest quality available. Gold coverings for teeth can never be of a 100%, or 24 carat, quality. This would be too soft and wear away far too quickly.

 

This is why a gold mixture is always combined with other substances. Only prime metals can adapt seamlessly to the native durability of the teeth. The end result is a protective layer that wears down in the exact time expectancy of a natural tooth. Functionally speaking, you should always go for gold – there’s nothing better!

This video illustrates a new method, in which the gold is carved or milled from a surface to create a perfect crown for a filling.

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Our lab technicians can vouch for the quality of the materials mentioned above. We collaborate with the Danish laboratory KN and the Swedish TIC laboratory in Malmö.

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