Our main business focuses on products and services for the dental industry: high-quality precious metal alloys, the world’s leading electroforming system, the AGC®, as well as the ZENO CAD/CAM system which caters for the highest aesthetic requirements and dental ceramic veneers and structural ceramics as well as PMMA.
Another key business area encompasses the production of semi-finished precious metal products for technical and decorative applications, brazing alloys and special alloys. Precious metal electrolytes and services in the precious metal refining, recovery and disposal sectors form a further key business area.
Technical expertise combined with the flexibility of a medium-sized enterprise will ensure that this 135 year old family business continues its long tradition of success.
Sometimes called “white steel,” zirconia is a ceramic material that has been used to create substructures in cosmetic dentistry to give crowns and bridges a whiter brighter more translucent quality. Zirconia is 100% biocompatible and is the preferred material for numerous medical applications including strong long-lasting artificial hip joints.
Why is Translucency Important? In the past, most crowns and bridges have been Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM). These restorations, built on a dark metal alloy base, tend to look opaque and monochromatic, with a darker grayness at the gum line. All ceramic dental restorations made with Crystal Zirconia match the appearance and translucency of natural teeth.
Is Crystal Really Stronger than Steel? In lab tests, Crystal Zirconia crowns and bridges were TWICE as strong as PFM (Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal) restorations, and up to FIVE times stronger than other all-ceramic restorations used in dentistry. There simply is NO dental material stronger than CRYSTAL Zirconia.
What Does "Biocompatible" Mean? CRYSTAL Zirconia is 100% biocompatible and because the body does not reject zirconia, this material is the preferred modern material for medical applications. Unlike amalgams and metal alloys used in the dentistry in the past, the body accepts zirconia as a natural material, so you don’t have to worry about allergies or adverse reactions.
Made in the USA! CRSTAL Zirconia is manufactured in the USA, made from FDA-Registered Yttrium stabilized Zirconia. A quality-control IDENTceram certificate is included with your restoration for your dental chart which documents the authenticity and composition of the ceramic materials used in your dental restorations.
3Shape D700 scanner
The 3Shape D700 scanner features a rotation homing function and a greater scan volume. All
surface points are fully registered by moving the work through all three spatial axes. The
software automatically identifies any areas that have not been scanned and scans the missing
areas again from a different angle. The cut model is fixed to the scanner adapter with
modelling clay. The data is processed by the scanner so that it can be modelled using the
3Shape DentalDesigner™ CAD program.
Crowns and bridges based on CRYSTAL Zirconia are the strongest and most aesthetically
translucent restorations available in dentistry today -- up to five times stronger than all-
porcelain restorations, nothing looks more like natural teeth. Crystal Zirconia blocks and discs
are made using Cold Isostatic Pressing with Tosoh Zirconia powders, the world's largest
manufacturer of zirconia used in medical applications.
High Strength Formula (1250 MPa)
High Translucency (3.6 x 10 Lux)
Lifetime Coping Breakage Warranty
FDA Registered Material.
ZENO 4030 M1
The ZENO 4030 M1 milling machine is equivalent to the ZENO 4820. It is suitable for the
production of dental applications
The substructure ceramic materials ZENO ZrBridge and ZENO AlCrown+ are sintered in the
ZENO Fire. During firing the substructures shrink to their final dimensions. Only after sintering do the
substructures attain their high strength and tooth-like colour.
Pls. click on the image to see marginal gap study.
0828 In-Vitro Vertical Marginal Gap Comparison of CAD/CAM Zirconium Copings
A.J.T. SHANNON, F. QIAN, P. TAN, and D. GRATTON, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
Objectives: Limited data exists regarding dental CAD/CAM system accuracy and precision. This study evaluated the vertical marginal gap of zirconium-oxide copings from contemporary CAD/CAM systems.