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The Nobel Biocare Procera® is a system developed for manufacturing of individualized dental restorations. Utilizing the latest scanning, CAD/CAM and manufacturing technologies, high accuracy and a perfect precision of fit is ensured. By combining the Procera® manufacturing technology with the use of alumina and zirconia ceramics, which are biocompatible materials with good mechanical properties, Nobel Biocare provides individualized, highly esthetical dental solutions.
Since the introduction in 1991, more than 7 million Procera® ceramic crowns have been produced.
Procera® Crowns, Bridges and Laminates
The Procera® Crown Titanium was the first restoration to be produced by the Procera® System. It was introduced already in 1984, and long-term studies evaluating its clinical performance have shown good results. Over the time, the use of the Procera® Crown Titanium has been replaced by the all-ceramic Procera® Crown Alumina and Procera® Crown Zirconia.
The Procera® Crown Alumina was introduced in 1991, and clinical long-term studies have shown cumulative success rates of 98 % after 5 years and 92 % after 10 years in function. Results from long-term studies have also revealed a good prognosis for Procera® Crown Alumina on posterior teeth. In addition, the good precision of fit of the Procera® Crown Alumina has been repeatedly reported.
Scans crowns, laminates and abutments ·
- Also scans bridges including longer bridges for both teeth and implant restorations with Procera® Implant Bridge ·
- Now also scans Procera® Implant Bridge in Titanium and Zirconia for widest range available ·
- The most precise scanner for Procera® Bridge designs within 30 mm height x 60 mm diameter disc
The Procera® Bridge Alumina was introduced in 1999. Tests have shown that the restorations exceed the biomechanical requirements for all-ceramic fixed partial dentures, and excellent esthetic and functional outcomes have been reported. The Procera® Bridge Alumina is available in up to 4 units and it intended for anterious regions.
The Procera® Crown Zirconia was introduced in 2001, and in 2004 the Procera® Bridge Zirconia was launched. Zirconia has a flexural strength and fracture toughness almost twice as high as that of alumina, which makes zirconia very resistant to masticatory forces, still with maintained exact precision of fit . The Procera® Bridge Zirconia is available in up to 14 units.
The Procera® Implant Bridge was introduced in 1996. Both full and partial bridge frameworks are available. Good precision of fit as well as good clinical performance has been reported 48, 58-69. A cumulative survival rate of 98% after 5 years' of function has been reported 67. The Procera® Implant Bridge Zirconia was introduced in 2007 and is available in up to 14 units. Clinical studies with the aim to evaluate the long-term performance of the Procera® Bridge Zirconia are ongoing.
Procera ® Laminates are thin (0.25-0.40 mm) alumina shells, used for patients with discolored anterior teeth, providing possibilities for excellent esthetics.
The Procera® Abutment Titanium was launched in 1998 and the Procera® Abutment Alumina and Procera® Abutment Zirconia were introduced on the market in 2002 and 2003, respectively. In vitro studies, case reports and prospective clinical studies have proven the good performance of these individualized abutments. Good esthetic results have been reported. The Procera® Abutment Alumina was completely replaced by the Procera® Abutment Zirconia in June 2005.
ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening.
ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening is the latest, most effective in-office tooth whitening procedure available. Our cliinic in Los Algodones, B.C. area, cosmetic dentists specialize in teeth whitening with the ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening procedure.
With ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening, our patients see results almost immediately. Unlike other teeth whitening procedures, with ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening, teeth are typically six to 10 shades lighter in one short office visit. After the ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening procedure, our patients receive an easy to use teeth whitening touch-up kit that they can use at home to retouch their teeth whenever stains begin to reappear.
With ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening and use of the home teeth whitening touch-up kit offered at our offices, your beautiful white teeth can last indefinitely.
How ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening works
This very safe teeth whitening procedure is easily performed in our offices. The ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening gel is applied to the enamel (the protective coating) of the tooth and heated with a special lamp. The heat breaks down the gel and releases oxygen into the teeth’s dentin (the main, hard part of the tooth). This oxygen bleaches the teeth without harming them.
After the ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening treatment, our patients are given a fluoride treatment. The results of this tooth whitening procedure are whiter teeth that are fundamentally free of coffee, tea, soft drink, wine, or tobacco stains!
Candidates for ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening
Most of our ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening patients experience no ill effects during this teeth whitening process. However, ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening is not for everyone. Women who are nursing or pregnant should not use this teeth whitening method. People who are sensitive to light should not undergo the ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening procedure. ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening is not for patients involved in photo-chemotherapy or diagnosed with melanoma. Patients taking over-the-counter or prescription light sensitive medications should talk to their doctors before using the ZOOM! 2™ Tooth Whitening system.