Captek is an internally reinforced gold material that exhibits the color, workability and nobility of pure gold along with the strength and stability of the platinum/palladium family of cast alloys. It is not a cast alloy. The composition is 83.9% gold, 5.3% platinum, 7.3% palladium, 2.8% silver, and <1% iridium/ruthenium/rhenium. All elements are high nobility and high purity. Captek is not only strong and stable, but, unlike traditional alloys, non-oxidizing and non-corrosive as well. This means that gray lines at the tissue are permanently eliminated.

The gingiva is not only unaffected by Captek, but has a positive effect. There is less gingivitis and recession around a Captek crown. Bacteria in the mouth can result in periodontal disease, bad breath, heart disease, lung infections and even a weakened immune system. Captek 'composite metal' restorations are actually clinically proven to minimize bacteria and plaque build-up by at least 71% vs. natural healthy tooth structure*, helping to maintain and often improve your overall oral health.

We are an Advanced Certified Captek laboratory.

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* Goodson JM, Shoher I, Imber S, et al. Reduced dental plaque accumulation on composite gold alloy margins. J Periodontal Res. 2001;36(4):252-259.