All Ceramics

Artisan Dental Laboratory designs and fabricates the finest all ceramic restorations. We understand the importance of blending your patient’s restoration with surrounding dentition to produce a natural looking restorative product so that your patient is satisfied with their new lifelike smile.

Lava Plus - 5 Days In Lab

The most translucent monolithic Zirconia crown among leading competitors, Lava Plus™ offers unprecedented beauty and significantly higher translucency without compromising strength. Lava Plus™ has a unique shading technology for consistent color throughout the restoration ensuring predictable and precise results.

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Minimal preparation, bridges, bruxism, metal allergies.

Bevel preps, custom shades.

D2740 Crown – Porcelain/Ceramic Substrate
D6245 Pontic Porcelain/Ceramic
D6740 Abutment Crown Porcelain/Ceramic

Shoulder preparation not needed. A mild champfer or a feather edge margin is good. 1mm buccal, lingual and occlusal reduction is ideal, but can go to .5mm in some areas, when reduction is limited. Minimum occlusal reduction of 0.5 mm; 1 mm is ideal. Adjustments and polishing: Adjust Full-contour zirconia crowns and bridges using water and air spray to keep the restoration cool and to avoid micro-fractures with a fine grit diamond. If using air only, use the lightest touch possible when making adjustments. A football-shaped bur is the most effective for occlusal and lingual surfaces (on anterior teeth); a tapered bur is the ideal choice for buccal and lingual surfaces. Polish Full-contour zirconia restorations with the porcelain polishing system of your choice.

Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX or RelyX Unicem, 3M ESPE)
Maxcem Elite (Kerr)
Panavia F 2.0 (Kuraray) -ideal for short, tapered preparations
Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)


Layered Lava Plus - 5 Days In Lab

The Lava™ brand is SO HOT that dentists are asking for it by name! Lava™ is an innovative CAD/CAM system that has taken cosmetic dentistry to a new level. Lava™ combines the beauty of all ceramics with the superior strength of Zirconia and the precision fit of a milled framework. Lava™ has the unique ability with its 8 framework shades to capture all the nuances of natural dentition.

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Single crowns, bridges up to 8 units, implants, dark preps, hypoallergenic

Long-span bridges over 9 units, feather or bevel preps.

D2740 Crown - porcelain / ceramic substrate

The ideal preparation for PFZs is a chamfer margin preparation. If a porcelain labial margin is prescribed, then a shoulder margin preparation is required.
Feather-edge margin preparations are indicated for full-cast restorations.

Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX or RelyX Unicem, 3M ESPE)
Maxcem Elite (Kerr)
Panavia F 2.0 (Kuraray) -ideal for short, tapered preparations
Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)


Z 360 - 5 Days In Lab

Ideal for bruxism and grinding, Z 360 is a fully contoured Zirconia crown and bridge restoration with no porcelain overlay. CAD/CAM technology ensures precise marginal fit while Z 360’s glazed finish inhibits plaque and enhances its esthetic value. Ideally suited for the posterior when parafunctional wear is a patient concern.

Z 360

Minimal preparation, bridges, bruxism, metal allergies.

Bevel preps, anteriors, custom shades.

D2740 Crown – Porcelain/Ceramic Substrate
D6245 Pontic Porcelain/Ceramic
D6740 Abutment Crown Porcelain/Ceramic

Shoulder preparation not needed. A mild champfer or a feather edge margin is good. 1mm buccal, lingual and occlusal reduction is ideal, but can go to .5mm in some areas, when reduction is limited.
Minimum occlusal reduction of 0.5 mm; 1 mm is ideal.
Adjustments and polishing: Adjust Full-contour zirconia crowns and bridges using water and air spray to keep the restoration cool and to avoid micro-fractures with a fine grit diamond. If using air only, use the lightest touch possible when making adjustments. A football-shaped bur is the most effective for occlusal and lingual surfaces (on anterior teeth); a tapered bur is the ideal choice for buccal and lingual surfaces.
Polish Full-contour zirconia restorations with the porcelain polishing system of your choice.

Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX or RelyX Unicem, 3M ESPE)
Maxcem Elite (Kerr)
Panavia F 2.0 (Kuraray) -ideal for short, tapered preparations
Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)


Layered Z 360 - 5 Days In Lab

Prescribe Layered Z 360 Zirconia when all ceramic esthetics, affordability and the clinical strength of medical grade Zirconia are concerns. CAD/CAM design ensures a precision fit while conventional preparation and cementation allow for ease of delivery. Indicated for single units to 6-unit bridges, Crystal Zirconia is an excellent choice for masking dark underlying preparations and eliminating dark gingival lines.

Layered Z 360

Single crowns, implant crowns, up to 6 unit bridges, hypoallergenic, dark preps.

ong span bridges over 6 units, feather or bevel preps.

D2740 Crown - porcelain / ceramic substrate

The ideal preparation for PFZs is a chamfer margin preparation. If a porcelain labial margin is prescribed, then a shoulder margin preparation is required.
Feather-edge margin preparations are indicated for full-cast restorations.

Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX or RelyX Unicem, 3M ESPE)
Maxcem Elite (Kerr)
Panavia F 2.0 (Kuraray) -ideal for short, tapered preparations
Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)


STZ Anterior - 5 Days In Lab

A full zirconia crown ideal for the anterior region. This is a highly transulcent crown through the optimized monostructure of the zirconia. Can be used for bruxism, clenching and grinding. No chipping and kind to the opposing dentitian. Great alternative to e.max®.

STZ Anterior

Minimal preparation, bridges, bruxism, metal allergies.

Bevel preps, custom shades.

D2740 Crown – Porcelain/Ceramic Substrate
D6245 Pontic Porcelain/Ceramic
D6740 Abutment Crown Porcelain/Ceramic

Shoulder preparation not needed. A mild champfer or a feather edge margin is good. 1mm buccal, lingual and occlusal reduction is ideal, but can go to .5mm in some areas, when reduction is limited.
Minimum occlusal reduction of 0.5 mm; 1 mm is ideal.
Adjustments and polishing: Adjust Full-contour zirconia crowns and bridges using water and air spray to keep the restoration cool and to avoid micro-fractures with a fine grit diamond. If using air only, use the lightest touch possible when making adjustments. A football-shaped bur is the most effective for occlusal and lingual surfaces (on anterior teeth); a tapered bur is the ideal choice for buccal and lingual surfaces.
Polish Full-contour zirconia restorations with the porcelain polishing system of your choice.

Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX or RelyX Unicem, 3M ESPE)
Maxcem Elite (Kerr)
Panavia F 2.0 (Kuraray) -ideal for short, tapered preparations
Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)


IPS e.max® - 6 Days In Lab

To meet the demands of the growing popularity of cosmetic dentistry, Ivoclar created e.max® Press. This all ceramic crown system enables clinicians to provide their patients the beauty of Empress® with twice the strength. By utilizing Lithium discilicate, e.max® Press has expanded the strength and indications of Empress®.

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Highly esthetic and translucent applications, up to 3-unit anterior bridges.

Parafunctional activity (severe bruxing and clenching), bridges, feather and bevel preps.

D2740 Crown
D2610 Inlay for 1 surface
D2620 Inlay for 2 surfaces
D2630 Inlay for 3 surfaces
D2962 Labial Veneer
D2783 Crown 3/4 Porcelain Ceramic (does not include veneers)

Anterior full-coverage crowns require a chamfer or shoulder margin. A circular shoulder is prepared with rounded inner edges or a chamfer at an angle of 10-30°: the width of the shoulder/chamfer is approx. 1 mm. Facial reduction is 1.5 – 2 mm; 1 – 1.5 mm lingual contact clearance. Incisal reduction is 1.5 – 2 mm with rounded internal line angles, and an incisal edge at least 1mm wide to permit optimum milling of the incisal edge during CAD/CAM processing.
Posterior full-coverage crown requires a chamfer or shoulder margin. A circular shoulder is prepared with rounded inner edges or a chamfer at an angle of 10-30°: the width of the shoulder/chamfer is approx. 1 mm. Occlusal reduction is 1.5 – 2 mm: axial reduction (buccal, lingual and interproximal) is 1.5 mm with rounded internal line angles.

IPS e.max® layered – can be either cemented using a resin reinforced glass ionimer such as Relyx Luting cement. Or bonded using a resin cement, when extra strength is needed due to lack of retention on the prep, use a resin cement such as Relyx Unicem or Relyx Ultimate.


IPS Empress - 6 Days In Lab

As the leader in pressable ceramics, Empress® Esthetic has enjoyed a long history of outstanding clinical success. Its light scattering and chameleon effect has the ability to mimic the beauty of natural dentition. IPS Empress® was enhanced in 2004 and renamed IPS Empress® Esthetic. In total the product has enjoyed nearly 20 years of exceptional cosmetic results (40 million restorations and counting)!

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Most highly esthetic and translucent applications, veneers, crowns, inlays/onlays

Parafunctional activity (severe bruxing and clenching), dark preps, metal post and core, feather and bevel preps.

D2740 Crown
D2610 Inlay for 1 surface
D2620 Inlay for 2 surfaces
D2630 Inlay for 3 surfaces
D2962 Labial Veneer
D2783 Crown 3/4 Porcelain Ceramic (does not include veneers)

IPS Empress should not be used on patients with malfunctional occlusion such as bruxers or clenchers. IPS Empress should not be used as abutments for cast partials. IPS Empress® should not be used in situations when preparation requirements cannot be achieved. IPS Empress® veneer is not to be used in the case of correcting severe stain situations such as tetracycline.
Anterior full-coverage crowns require a chamfer with 1.5 – 2 mm facial reduction, 1 – 1.5 mm lingual contact clearance, 1.5 – 2 mm incisal reduction 1 – 1.5 mm reduction at the gingival margin with rounded internal line angles; or a shoulder with 1 mm lingual reduction, 2 mm incisal reduction, 1.5 mm labial reduction, 1 mm 360° rounded shoulder.
Posterior full-coverage crowns require a chamfer margin with 1.5 – 2 mm occlusal reduction, 1.5 mm buccal and lingual reduction with rounded internal line angles; or a shoulder with 1.5 – 2 mm occlusal reduction, 1.5 mm buccal and lingual reduction and 1 – 1.5 mm gingival margin reduction with rounded internal line angles.
Inlays and onlays require 1.5 – 2 mm isthmus width, 1 – 1.5 mm wide gingival floor with rounded internal line angles and butt joint margins.
Veneers require a uniform preparation and lingual reduction to increase strength. A medium-grit round-ended diamond is used to join the depth cut grooves to establish a uniform preparation and porcelain thickness of at least 1 mm. The diamond is angled to eliminate undercuts and establish a butt joint on the lingual aspect of the preparation. The incisal edge should be rounded to eliminate sharp line angles.
Chamfer Margins – Correct preparation of the chamfer margins interproximally allows the appropriate bulk of porcelain.
A Slice Preparation – This technique enables the ceramist to close the space and avoid unnatural lingual contours.

Adhesive bonding/dual cure materials including:
Variolink (Ivoclar Vivadent)
Choice (Bisco, Inc.)
Insure (Cosmedent, Inc.)