Approved DAMAS for North America
We believe gold is the premier material for posterior dental restorations.
We believe when comparing gold alloy's characteristics: hardness, antagonistic wear, malleability, biocompatibility, ease of cementation and removal, as well as the longest standing positive track record of any material ever used in restoring posterior teeth compared to any other prosthetic material; gold cannot be beat as a restorative material choice.
Strategy Milling believes in challenging what has become the status quo. Other materials are inexpensive to produce in their "raw" form, however, that does not override our belief that if a characteristic comparison were to be made between these other materials and gold; they would fall short.
A 2012 nationwide survey of dentists showed that just fewer than 81% believe gold is the best material for restoring posterior teeth.
We realized a unique opportunity in the marketplace as a precious metals milling company with a high dental IQ among its staff, and began to think differently about how we could challenge the competition for posterior restorations. How could we play a role in restoring a timeless restoration to its proper standing in the marketplace? As we observe the increase in digitization of dental processes, which enable laboratories to manufacture more efficiently and at lower cost; during the simultaneous increase of precious metal prices, it begs the question, "How can we facilitate a shift to bring this great product back to the position it formerly held as an incredibly successful material of choice?"
Approximately 30 different milling machines were investigated then distilled to three companies. We interviewed these mill manufacturers to determine the best equipment for the job, as well as the best company to support our business model needs. We decided on Roeders.
Wanting robust, high precision mills, we purchased three Roeders RXD5 machines. Wanting automation to handle lights out operation for up to 72 hours, we added Roeders RCS-1 Automation Robots and Magazines to each mill. We needed a supply of gold discs to mill and spent 15 months in research and development creating a one of a kind proprietary process that produces relatively porosity-free gold pucks of different thicknesses, in-house for our own consumption. Strategy Milling employs the necessary tools to monitor, maintain and test our alloys with laser and inductively coupled spectrograph technology. These technologies and our trained staff are what allow us to quickly evaluate any lot of metal, determine its elemental makeup vs. its standard, make any adjustments necessary, and consistently produce the next lot of alloy for the mills.
It makes sense that usage of palladium alloy substructures and gold crown restorations would decline, as gold prices grow higher, thus becoming prohibitive for doctors to prescribe. Now labs have an alternative that has never been seen before, the Direct CAD/CAM all-gold crown.
As long as gold crowns are still being produced in the marketplace, and there is a proven resource that has invested in the best technology available to provide more economical product, a Direct CAD/CAM Gold crown makes great sense if one needs to be fabricated.
We are Strategy Milling, the only large-scale, commercially viable source for Direct CAD/CAM milled gold crowns and noble palladium ceramic alloy substructures in the world.