With a thickness of just, 100 μm, UltraThineer veneers are said to be 3 times thinner than traditional veneers.
Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) announced its plans to launch UltraThineer veneers, a 3D printed, zirconia veneer said to be 3 times thinner than a standard veneer.
Produced using projection micro stereolithography (PμSL) 3D printing, the UltraThineer veneers are designed to make it possible to provide smile makeovers while preserving more of the patient's enamel.
Developed in collaboration with Peking University, the UltraThineer veneers are based on a complete workflow including the material, the production technology, and the finishing process that allows the fabrication of veneers as thin as 100 μm.
“The ultra-thin and strong 3D printed zirconia veneer technology can quickly and painlessly strengthen and protect the surface of teeth, prevent cold acidstimulation and wear, and signifi cantly improve appearance. More importantly, compared to conventional ceramic veneer technology, the entire process of toothreduction is eliminated,” Professor Sun Yuchun of Peking University School of Stomatology says in a press release.
The company expects UltraThineer veneers to be available in the spring of 2024, pending FDA review.