The reputation of our Crown & Bridge Department is second to none for precise fit, marginal integrity and proper design of frameworks. We are dedicated to provide top quality restorations which translates into reduced chair times, higher profit margins and greater patient satisfaction.
Our Crown & Bridge Department technicians have been trained extensively in the design of metal substructures and they excel at creating passively fitting restorations with sealed margins. All restorations are made on dies that are trimmed under magnification.
The substructures can be fabricated from your choice of four alloys: Captek®, precious, semi-precious or non-precious.
Our metal-free CAD/CAM designed and precision-milled zirconia substructures are made with Crystal® Diamond Zirconia, Cercon®, Procera® and IPS e.max® lithium disilicate. We fabricate IPS e.max® and press PFM’s and PFZ’s, including a full range of crown and bridge work such as full-cast crowns, bridges, veneers, ZOE temporaries, inlays, onlays and precision-milled attachments.
Steven J. Blake, Manager of our Crown and Bridge Department, started with Friendship in 1981. After 20 years of hands-on experience as a technician in multiple departments within the lab, he became Manager of both our Crown & Bridge and Quality Control Departments and has served in this multi-managerial position ever since. He is a dedicated, hard-working perfectionist with the drive to always excel.
Matthew Bergen, C.D.T. joined our team in 2010. He co-manages our Metal Department with Steven Blake.
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