Founded in 1977, HiTec Dental Ceramics Inc. is a full-service laboratory that designs natural restorations specializing in Lava, Empress, Erics, Procer, Sinfony and Captek. Based in Fremont, Calif., the laboratory is equipped with Lava milling machine and is an authorized 3M ESPE Lava Milling Center. Lava crowns and bridges from 3M ESPE combine strength and durability coupled with esthetics. IPS Empress all-ceramics provide aesthetic results and are completely metal-free restorations. The firm's implant department creates implant attachments that offer stable support to either fixed or removable teeth.