We would like to take a moment to spotlight one of our more popular products; the GatorZ Crown. GatorZ Crowns are made with an aesthetically pleasing yet functional zirconia material. While this is not the strongest material we offer, it is measured at 850 MPA (which is considered a very strong tensile strength rating). We use a multilayer puck that allows us to regulate the amount of translucency and adjust shade balance. Please note that GatorZ Crowns can be applied to anterior as well as posterior areas. For strength and aesthetics, go for GatorZ Crowns!
The weather was perfect and the beaches were breath taking, but Gator Ceramics wasn't in Miami, Florida to sunbathe and frolic in the surf. Nobel Biocare was hosting their 2017 Implant Symposium, "Shaping the Future of Patient Care", at the Fontainebleau Resort and we were there to learn. This 3-day event featured some of the world’s leading experts and speakers across all facets of dentistry and strongly emphasized the present and future of implant dentistry. From the latest developments in digital technology, to hands on training programs and in depth scientific presentations, this was truly an event dedicated to addressing the needs of our patients. Gator Ceramics looks forward to incorporating all that we learned to make a greater impact in the lives of our customers.
8/22/17 - Fixed Hybrids: Acrylic Vs. Zirconia
Implant retained hybrid dentures have become a common restorative option for edentulous patients seeking a fixed solution. Fixed hybrids have commonly utilized a milled titanium bar, over layered with acrylic and denture teeth. Unfortunately, these restorations are not without their limitations. Often, these patients have tremendous parafunctional habits that routinely result in chipped or broken teeth. It is not uncommon for the entire restoration to be completely re-acrylized in a relatively short amount of time. As a result, the zirconia option is quickly becoming the restoration of choice to address these concerns.