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CAPTEK

 


The Captek Crown is the result of 30 years of research by an internationally renowned Prosthodontics and world-class dental technician, with the sole purpose of developing the best restoration to offer their own patients. This unique scientific breakthrough enables your dentist to deliver natural, long-lasting crowns and bridges that, most importantly, are healthier for your surrounding gums. 

For centuries, gold has been known as the preferred material for dental restorations. Captek's advanced technology combines all the advantages of high-purity gold, without sacrificing the strength of lower gold dental materials. Years of research and patient satisfaction have proven that Captek crowns are durable, accurate, resistant to harmful bacteria and plaque, and - what will be most obvious to you, the patient - attractive. Finally, compromises need not be made to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

Making of a Captek Crown

The High Esthetics, High Strength, High Temperature Stability, Resistance to Plaque, and Special Handling Properties of the Captek Material are achieved through the unique method in which the copings are fabricated. The natural phenomenon of Capillary Attraction is used as the casting or joining method of the hard particles and the resilient particles of metal present in the final coping. The result is a semi-resilient coping system that incorporates the best properties of the platinum group metals and the best properties of high purity gold. Never before has a crown understructure been made that incorporates so many desirable physical properties.

Technique:

Step 1: Die Preparation
Pour Master Model and Prepare Captek Refractory Die.
Step 2: P Application
The Captek P layer is built and fired.
Step 3: G Application
The Captek G is applied to the processed Captek P and fired.

Step 4: Finishing
The coping is divested and the margins are finished.
Step 5: Capbond Application
Capbond
is applied.
Step 6: Opaque Application
Two thin layers of opaque are now applied.

Benefits and Features

Beauty

Beautiful and Natural-Looking
A revitalized smile can increase your self-confidence and enhance feelings of well-being. Captek Crowns and Bridges are cosmetic, healthy and durable; an advanced material designed for the patient who demands the best.

Perfect for Achieving Vital, Attractive Tooth Color
The light-dispersion effects of Captek Crowns and Bridges are designed to mimic those of healthy natural tooth structure. Captek is also ideal for matching natural tooth color following whitening procedures.

Health

No Unsightly "Black Lines"
Captek's patented advanced gold material enables your dentist to provide you with a crown that will look natural at the gum line, eliminating any unsightly gray or black lines commonly associated with traditional crowns.

Reduces Plaque and Bacteria / Helps to Maintain General Health
Bacteria in the mouth can result in periodontal disease, bad breath, heart disease, lung infections and even a weakened immune system. Captek's advanced gold material reduces the accumulation of harmful bacteria at the gum line by 90% compared to natural tooth structure.

Strength

Captek Crowns and Bridges were proven to be exceptionally strong and durable. The exceptional physical properties of the advanced gold material are derived from the patented reinforcing internal structure of Captek. This structure is designed to reduce the stresses between the porcelain and Captek gold.

FAHRENHEIT TO CELSIUS CONVERSION CHART



Degrees Fahrenheit are coded in red and Degrees Celsius are coded in blue

100 38 350 177 600 316 850 454 1100 593 1350 732 1560 849 1810 988
110 43 360 182 610 321 860 460 1110 599 1360 738 1570 854 1820 993
120 49 370 188 620 327 870 466 1120 604 1370 743 1580 860 1830 999
130 54 380 193 630 332 880 471 1130 610 1380 749 1590 866 1840 1004
140 60 390 199 640 338 890 477 1140 616 1390 754 1600 871 1850 1010
150 66 400 204 650 343 900 482 1150 621 1400 760 1610 877 1860 1016
160 71 410 210 660 349 910 488 1160 627 1410 766 1620 882 1870 1021
170 77 420 216 670 354 920 493 1170 632 1420 771 1630 888 1880 1027
180 82 430 221 680 360 930 499 1180 638 1430 777 1640 893 1890 1032
190 88 440 227 690 366 940 504 1190 643 1440 782 1650 899 1900 1038
200 93 450 232 700 371 950 510 1200 649 1450 788 1660 904 1910 1043
210 99 460 238 710 377 960 516 1210 654 1460 793 1670 910 1920 1049
220 104 470 243 720 382 970 521 1220 660 1470 799 1680 916 1930 1054
230 110 480 249 730 388 980 527 1230 666 1480 804 1690 921 1940 1060
240 116 490 254 740 393 990 532 1240 671 1490 810 1700 927 1950 1066
250 121 500 260 750 399 1000 538 1250 677 1500 816 1710 932 1960 1071
260 127 510 266 760 404 1010 543 1260 682 1510 821 1720 938 1970 1077
270 132 520 271 770 410 1020 549 1270 688 1520 827 1730 943 1980 1082
280 138 530 277 780 416 1030 554 1280 693 1530 832 1740 949 1990 1088
290 143 540 282 790 421 1040 560 1290 699 1540 838 1750 954 2000 1093
300 149 550 288 800 427 1050 566 1300 704 1550 843 1760 960 2010 1099
310 154 560 293 810 432 1060 571 1310 710 1560 849 1770 971 2020 1104
320 160 570 299 820 438 1070 577 1320 716 1570 854 1780 977 2030 1110
330 166 580 304 830 443 1080 582 1330 721 1580 860 1790 982 2040 1116
340 171 590 310 840 449 1090 588 1340 727 1590 866 1800 988 2050 1121

Glossary of Terms

This glossary is intended to help you understand the terms used in the Captek technique.

CALIBRATION
The process of checking or determining the exact range of an instrument giving quantitative measurements. Calibration of the porcelain furnace is essential in producing Captek crowns. The furnace should be calibrated with pure gold since the processing temperature of Captek is close to the melting temperature of gold.

CAPBOND POWDER AND LIQUID
A powder and liquid which when mixed will provide a thin covering of gold material to enhance areas of Captek P that have been ground during adjustment. Application of Capbond will ensure a gold color consistent with areas that have not been ground.

CAPBOND MIXING JAR
A small jar with clear lid for mixing Capbond powder and Capbond liquid.

CAPCON LIQUID AND POWDER
A powder that is alloyed with gold, platinum and palladium. When mixed with its own special liquid and applied to areas between pontics and abutments as well as pontic surface areas it provides the same base material structure as Captek P. Capcon absorbs, through capillary attraction, the Capfil material in the same way Captek G is absorbed into Captek P, producing a gold connecting area that enhances the color of the pontic surface. Capcon is also used to enhance the buccal or labial pontic areas of Captek preformed pontics.

CAPCON MIXING DISH
A small dish with 2 wells; one for Capcon powder and one for Capcon liquid.

CAPFIL
Strips of gold alloy that join with Capcon to produce a strong gold alloy for connections in bridgework or for use in repairing Captek crowns.


CAPSIL
A highly accurate silicone duplicating material. It is used to create a mold into which refractory material (Capvest) can be poured to create refractory dies used in the Captek technique

CAPSIL RELIEF
A liquid that, when sprayed onto stone dies or a Capsil mold, reduces surface tension allowing Capsil or Capvest to flow freely, reducing bubbles and imperfections.

CAPTEK

A new technology employing the principle of capillary attraction to produce a gold composite metal alloy.

CAPTEK ADHESIVE
A liquid adhesive that is applied to Capvest refractory dies which aids the adhesion of Captek material to the die. It also enhances capillary attraction.

CAPTEK CALIBRATION GOLD
Gold strips which melt at 1970°f ( 1077°), enabling the user to accurately calibrate porcelain furnaces used in the Captek technique.

CAPTEK CAPILLARY ATTRACTION
The process of creating a composite alloy by chemically bonding two different materials through a network of capillaries producing a precision ceramo-metal casting.

CAPTEK G
A highly malleable gold material that is applied over Captek P. When processed, Captek G forms a composite high gold metal alloy through capillary attraction.

CAPTEK ADAPTING INSTRUMENT
An instrument with special tips that is used in applying Captek material. One end has a flat angle tip, the other end is rounded. Both are used to adapt, burnish and smooth Captek P and G materials.

CAPTEK P
A highly malleable gold, platinum and palladium alloy. When processed, it provides a three dimensional network of capillaries that will be filled by Captek G material forming a composite high gold metal alloy.

CAPTEK PONTIC WAX

A soft wax used to aid in the placement of Captek pontics prior to luting with sticky wax.


CAPTEK PONTICS
Specially designed pontics that are pre-cast in a ceramic alloy, and plated with pure gold.

CAPTEK REPAIR PASTE
A stable special paste mixture of gold, platinum and palladium alloy used to create the base metal structure for repairs or additions to Captek crowns. After processing, Capfil is used to create the high gold composite alloy for porcelain application.

CAPTEK SOLDERING INVESTMENT
Refractory soldering investment used in the construction of multiple unit bridgework.

CAPTEK TRIMMINGS MOLD
A mold containing three different size forms used in adapting Captek P trimmings to form lingual collars and studs for Captek.

CAPVEST
A refractory investment material specially formulated to provide accurate duplicate models and dies used to fabricate Captek restorations.

PURGE
The elimination of metal oxides and contaminates in porcelain furnaces by firing carbon, under vacuum, to 1925°(1050°c) for 10 minutes. This step is necessary if the furnace is used to fire alloys other than Captek.


REFRACTORY
A material which is designed to be stable under high temperatures and is used in the fabrication of Captek restorations.

TRIMMINGS
Excess pieces of Captek P or Captek G material which can be reused to create lingual collars, studs or to fill in small areas of Captek crowns.


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