Captek nanotechnology makes it possible to quickly produce crowns and bridges that are designed for long-term wear without corrosion or breakage. For years, Captek has been the choice for restorative dentists who want to deliver patients an aesthetically appealing tooth restoration that is exceptionally resistant to damage and oxidation. In fact, Captek is created with a more than 84 percent gold alloy composition and reinforced with platinum and palladium. That means that Captek restorations are not only strong, but they will also never produce unsightly grey or black margins.
Did you know…
that Captek’s unique composition also prevents the build-up of plaque? Patients who have Captek restorations are less likely to experience gingival complications that are possible with other types of restorations. The gold alloy used to create Captek copings has been shown to minimize bacterial accretion along the gum line by 90 percent in comparison to natural teeth. The result is a lower risk of dental caries and periodontal disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Captek crowns and bridges right for me?
Only your dental provider can tell you whether Captek restorations are right for you. However, you should ask about Captek if you have subgingival margins or are at a high risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease.
What should I expect when being fitted for a Captek crown or bridge?
Your dentist will prepare your teeth or implant for the Captek crown or bridge. An upper and lower impression will be taken and sent to the dental lab along with your bite registration and surrounding tooth shade. Captek restorations are usually ready in just days, at which time you’ll return for a final fitting.
Will I need to follow any special instructions after receiving my Captek crown or bridge?
You may experience some mild sensitivity near the treatment site after being fit for a Captek crown or bridge. However, your Captek crown or bridge will be composed of porcelain bonded to platinum and palladium-infused gold that will be very strong, dense and resistant to fractures.