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GC Initial®

GC Initial®

Complete Ceramic System

Consists of six ceramics in one integrated product line with one color system. No longer does the ceramist have to spend valuable time learning to use a myriad of different ceramics from an array of manufacturers to create the variety of restorations which may be needed to complete a case.

GC Initial®

Product Information

GC Initial® can create metal-ceramic restorations all the way to full-ceramic. Each GC Initial® ceramic is adapted to meet the needs of its particular fabrication process and framework, such as its coefficient of thermal expansion (or CTE). Stress cracks and fractures are therefore avoided, which assures strong bonding, adhesion and retention. With GC Initial®, you need to master only one layering technique and one shade system. The Initial ceramic system allows you to use the identical processing method for all components using a single shade system. You don't have to re-adjust to other unaccustomed layering techniques or layering systems. GC Initial® gives you more essential time to be creative. It doesn’t matter if you are working with full ceramic, metal-based, titanium or zirconium oxide or aluminum oxide frameworks; this system has its own components when low-fusing technology or the ceramic pressing techniques are used. GC Initial® is also ideally suited for use with the proven sintering technique. GC Initial® MC is used for the first coating on investment dies. Your work can then be completed easily and efficiently with the "low-fusing" component, GC Initial® LF. 

To extend the unparalleled shading system of GC Initial®, we've introduced GC Initial® Bleach Shades with a unique color set that allows for matching even the lightest tooth shades. They are available as separate sets, each containing different components. When adding them together, you can increasingly create aesthetic restorations.

With the same shading system and build-up technique, GC Initial® requires a short-learning curve and can easily be adapted by high volume labs or tooth design boutiques, regardless of the substructure or framework. This product was developed for maximum technique tolerance, which is very forgiving and has extremely low shrinkage.

Why choose GC Initial®?

  • One system 

    • Six ceramics in one system; works for all substructures

    • For Metal-Ceramic, Low Fusing Techniques, Titanium Frameworks, Zirconium Oxide Frameworks or Pressed Ceramics 

  • One build-up

    • Easy to crossmatch restorations

    • Superb color matching, even in very thin layers

    • Same technique no matter which Initial Ceramic is used

    • Simplify the build-up procedure and contributing to the life-like aesthetics

    • Layers of the restoration can be constructed in a manner very similar to the structural layers in a natural tooth helping 

  • One choice

    • Natural beauty and function

    • Easy to handle and extremely stable

    • It is simple to contour and very technique-tolerant

    • Ceramic color and optical properties will not change, even after several firings

    • Surface can be easily polished for a realistic mirror reflection and a natural glossy sheen

    • Whatever the indication or fabrication process employed, it is very simple to make a beautiful, natural-looking restoration

    • It has very low ceramic shrinkage, which saves time and provides high firing stability for shaping form and creating shadings

    • Highest quality optical properties such as diffuse reflection, fluorescence, opalescence and translucency mimic those of the natural tooth

    • The structure of GC Initial® ceramic also has excellent physical properties so final restorations are exceedingly durable and fully functional