Esthetic, Metal Free Zirconia Dental Crowns for Children Now Available Worldwide
Posted on July 24, 2012
LOOMIS, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—EZ Pedo, Inc., has announced that its complete line of prefabricated crowns for all 20 baby teeth is now available globally by prescription to pediatric and other licensed dentists through an online ordering system.
EZ Pedo co-founders, Jeffrey P. Fisher, DDS, and John P. Hansen, DDS, brought to market the dental industry’s first non-toxic, metal-free Zirconia crowns for children in 2008 – the first breakthrough in crown technology since the introduction of stainless steel crowns 50 years ago. Zirconia is a certified biocompatible ceramic specifically designed for medical use.
“Metal teeth are not esthetically pleasing. Stainless steel crowns contain nickel as a hardening agent, and subsequent advances in pre-veneered esthetic crowns continue to add nickel,” said Fisher. “However, nickel can produce toxic side effects, such as localized tissue irritation, and can trigger metal allergies in some patients. Our crowns are made using durable 100% Zirconia, one of the strongest ceramics on earth. They are natural looking, can be tinted to match teeth color, have a realistic translucent quality, and come with normal tooth contours.”
EZ Pedo was the first company to market this revolutionary product in the US and Europe with both CE (European Commission Enterprise) and ISO compliance for the marketing of Zirconia pediatric crowns. A valid CE marking indicates that EZ Pedo products have been certified to the standard MDD 93/42 EEC Medical Device Directive. EZ Pedo crowns also comply with ISO 13485:003 guidelines, certified by SNCH of Luxembourg, for the design and manufacture of medical devices.
“Our crowns are the result of four years of research, lab tests and field trials and are currently being used by more than 450 dentists,” said Hansen. “We are ramping up production in 2012 to make them available worldwide. EZ Pedo also provides dentists with training materials and video instruction on how to effectively apply Zirconia crowns. Parents and dentists agree that this is the best esthetic choice on the market today.”