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Spero Dental

A Boutique Dental Lab


High quality work, impeccable customer service!


Highest Quality Restorations.
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Welcome to Spero Dental Ceramics

Spero Dental Ceramics is a crown and bridge dental laboratory located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Established in 1976, Spero Dental Ceramics strives to do business with this simple thought in mind: consistently striving to fabricate high-quality restorations in a customer service oriented culture.

By receiving a high-quality restoration, along with reliable, friendly service, a dental practice is bound for success. As a small, quality driven laboratory -  enjoying, and sharing in the growth of your practice is fantastic.

Cosmetic Crown & Bridge Laboratory
We take pride in using only the best restorative systems, be it Zirconia, All-Ceramic, PFM’s, Gold Work or Implants. 

Spero Dental Ceramics is an Ivoclar certified laboratory in Theory, & Science of the IPS Empress® / IPS e.max® all-ceramic system.

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Our Services

Precision Attachments

Having extensive knowledge and experience with virtually all attachment systems, we can handle all of your precision and combination cases.

Full Zirconia


  • 1200 MPA flexural strength
  • Highly biocompatible
  • Low CTE
  • CAD/CAM milled for precise marginal fit
  • Tooth-colored material


  • Long-term reliability
  • Healthy tissue response
  • Synthetic ceramics for low wear


  • Indicated for bruxers because of its durability
  • Indicated for its ability to conceal dark colored preparations, endodontically treated teeth, post and cores, and implant abutments
  • Ideal for posterior crowns and bridges of any span
  • Also suitable for Maryland bridges and inlays/onlays


  • Not recommended for anterior crowns, bridges, or veneers in the esthetic zone due to opacity of the material


  • Incisal/Occlusal Reduction: 1.5 mm (2.0 mm for bridges)
  • Facial Reduction: 1.2 mm (1.5mm for bridges)
  • Cervial Reduction: 1.0 mm reduction with bevel or shoulder margin (knife edge margin is also suitable)


  • Cementation using standard cementation materials and technique

PFM Crowns & Bridges


  • Strong
  • Versatile
  • Used for over 60 years
  • Alloy options include high noble, noble (semi-precious) or non-precious alloy


  • Good marginal integrity
  • Strength and durability
  • Restoration lifespan can be 30 years or more with good oral hygiene practices
  • Tried and true certified alloys


  • Anterior/Posterior crowns
  • Bridges of any span
  • Implant crowns
  • Crowns under partials


  • Not recommended for restorations matching highly translucent teeth or all ceramic crowns on adjacent teeth
  • Not recommended for patients with specific alloy sensitivities


  • Incisal/Occlusal Reduction: 2mm
  • Facial/Lingual Reduction: 1.5 mm
  • Cervical Reduction: 1.2 mm


Conventional (standard) cementation procedure and materials



Captek™ is a unique technology for crowns and bridges; it offers dentists, laboratories and patients the beauty, health and longevity of gold crowns and bridgework. Its patented advanced gold material enables you to provide your patients with a crown that will look natural at the gum line, eliminating any dark gingival lines commonly associated with traditional crowns.


  • Superior strength, durability, and longevity to conventional PFM
  • Maximizes room for veneering porcelain and maximize esthetics with conservative tooth reduction
  • Captek™ crowns will not oxidize or ever exhibit a dark gingival line


  • Reflects and refracts light similarly to healthy dentin-enamel
  • Mimics natural healthy structures and adds a natural vitality into the final result
  • Captek material has a positive effect on the gingiva, promoting health and maintaining its natural appearance
  • 90% fewer bacteria in the sulcus than around natural healthy tooth structure


  • Anterior and posterior crowns and short- and long-span bridges
  • Indicated for dark colored preparations, endodontically treated teeth, over post and cores, and implant abutments


  • Contraindicated for veneers, inlays, and onlays


  • Margin placement can be at the tissue or .5 to 1mm below
  • Axial wall reduction: 1-1.5 mm
  • Taper: Less than 22 degrees
  • Height: Posterior 4 mm/Anterior 3 mm
  • Occlusal Reduction: 1.5 mm minimum
  • Cementation: Any traditional cement

Full Cast


  • Long-term wear characteristics
  • Full cast crowns can last for 30-40 years with good oral hygiene
  • Full cast gold is still one of the most wear friendly of dental materials and is extremely bio-compatible
  • Superior biocompatibility: gold crowns have been shown to have fewer pathogens due to highly polished, thin margin areas and the fact that the pathogens do not have an affinity for gold
  • Available in noble and high noble white and yellow alloys, and non-precious alloy


  • Longevity
  • Plaque resistance
  • High marginal integrity and durability


  • Not indicated for anterior restorations where high esthetics are required


  • Occlusal/Incisal Reduction: 1.5mm
  • Facial/Lingual Reduction: 1.2 mm
  • Cervical Reduction: 1.0 mm reduction; however, a knife edge marginal prep is acceptable


  • Indicated for single unit crowns, multi-unit bridges, inlays and onlays


  • Cementation using standard cementation materials & technique



With our 20 years of implant experience, Spero Dental Ceramics can help you with your implant needs.

  • Custom Abutments:
    • Titanium
    • Zirconia
    • Custom cast to abutments
    • Hybrid (titanium base/zirconia)
    • Screw Retainer Full Contour



IPS e.max® is an advanced pressed ceramic with even greater strength than the original Empress product. This next generation ceramic is formulated from lithium disilicate crystals, and can be used to create limited bridgework with moderate to heavy connectors. It is monolithic lithium disilicate porcelain that can be pressed or milled as full contour restoration, or cut back and layered with porcelain.


  • Extremely esthetic with beautiful translucent properties
  • Minimally invasive preparation for treatment that is gentle to the tooth structure
  • 400 MPa flexural strength
  • Lithium Disilicate glass crystals
  • Can build on enamel porcelains
  • Metal free


  • Natural variations of color and translucency
  • True-to-nature shade behaviour for highly esthetic solutions
  • Can be used anywhere in the mouth for single unit crown


  • Ideal for veneers, thin (no prep) veneers, anterior and posterior crowns, inlays/onlays, 3 unit anterior bridges, and 3 unit posterior bridges up to the second premolar as an abutment tooth


  • Bridge spans exceeding 3 units
  • Bridges beyond the second premolar as an abutment tooth
  • Not suitable for bruxers or patients with other occlusal dysfunction


  • For anterior crown: Reduction of 1.5-2.0mm at the incisal, 1.5mm lingual, 1.5-1.0mm facial, and 1mm-1.5mm at the cervical of the prep with a deep chamfer or shoulder finish
  • For veneers: 1.0-1.5mm facial reduction; thin veneers may require some reduction depending on the bulkiness or orientation of the tooth
  • For inlays and onlays: A shoulder margin with 1.5-2.0mm isthmus width is required, 1.5mm isthmus depth, and a 1.0-1.5mm isthmus floor


  • Cementation using standard cementation materials and technique or chemically bonded
  • For veneers and inlays, bonding is required and is also recommended for crowns and bridges to achieve maximum strength

IPS Empress

Leucite-reinforced porcelain


  • Leucite glass-ceramic with a flexural strength of 160 MPa
  • Highly esthetic, excellent translucency
  • Can be stained and glazed full contour or cut back and layered
  • Low wear


  • Very natural looking, translucency allows perfect match to natural dentition
  • Highly esthetic pressed and CAD/CAM-fabricated restorations
  • Natural chameleon effect for optimum shade match


  • Anterior crowns
  • Posterior crowns to the 2nd premolar
  • Veneers
  • Inlays
  • Onlays up to the 2nd premolar


  • Bridges of any span
  • Deep subgingival preps
  • Patients with severely worn (reduced) dentition
  • Bruxers or patients with limited occlusal vertical dimension


  • Incisal/Occlusal Reduction: 2.0 mm reduction
  • Facial & Lingual Reduction: 1.5mm
  • Cervical Reduction: 1.0mm with a deep chamfer or shoulder finish


  • Empress restorations must be bonded

Meet Our Expert Craftsman

Vern Spero, CDT

Certified Dental Technician

Why Choose Us

High-Quality Restorations


35 Years of


Never Late!


Reasonable & Affordable


Ivoclar Certified Laboratory


Patient Satisfaction


What Our Customers Say About Us

Spero Dental has been creating our ceramics for over 10 years and we are very happy with the quality, service and ease of ordering. Mr. Spero is an artist and my patients appreciate the look, and fit of his products.

Dentist Phoenix

Beautiful work, great service and incomparable craftsmanship. Spero’s service is unbeatable. We are very happy with Spero Dental Ceramics.

Dentist Texas

I have been sending my ceramics to Spero Dental for 15 years. Their craftsmanship is superb. I am very happy with the service and quality, and so are my patients.

Dentist Scottsdale

Our Credentials

Spero Dental Ceramics Associations

Contact Us

6302 East Corrine Drive,
Scottsdale, AZ 85254