This product roundup provides information on some of today’s top digital material choices, and also ways to easily make the transition to digital materials, including matching the digital material to your workflow.
Once you have decided to incorporate a digital workflow into your practice, there is no shortage of options of digital dental materials to choose from. Although choosing which one to use and why depends on the case being treated and the technology being used, the good news is that manufacturers continue to develop new materials and enhance the options available.
Dentists performing in-office milling with CAD/CAM dentistry are limited to using restorative materials that are available in the blocks that fit into their milling machines. They may also be limited to using blocks with mandrels that connect to their specific milling machine. Additionally, for some materials, such as zirconia, the clinician may be required to use a specific furnace to sinter their restoration once it has been milled. That said it is good to be aware of the many restorative materials available in block form to be milled in-office.
Today’s materials do not ask you to choose between esthetics and strength.
In the past, lithium disilicate was the material of choice, but it would occasionally break. Zirconia offered strength in those days but did not look great in the esthetic zone. But manufacturers have stepped up in recent years, and dentists now can reach for esthetic zirconia materials that provide strength and improved esthetics. Between better shade matching and the appearance of translucency, esthetic zirconia products allow clinicians today a little more leeway about the type of materials they use and where they are used, in some cases.
VOCO’s line of CAD/CAM products for the dentist and lab represent the cutting edge of biomimetic dental material science.
The nanoceramic Grandio blocs and discs offer toothlike physical properties in flex, strength, and esthetics, with a drastically shortened workflow.
Structur CAD, the world’s first all-composite CAD/CAM temporary material, is formulated to provide better performance and esthetics than PMMA, at a lower cost. Structur CAD can be added to or repaired with common bonding agents and composites, unlike PMMA.
The expanding VOCO 3D Printing resin catalog includes V-Print Splint, V-Print SG, and V-Print Model.
IPS e.max CAD is a lithium disilicate glass-ceramic for CAD/CAM applications.
It is suitable for the efficient fabrication of full-contour restorations and known for its versatile application options, comprehensive range of restoration types, and for its high strength of 530 MPa.
The material can be used to fashion full-contour crowns of only 1-mm thickness, which are subsequently seated with the adhesive technique.
It combines high esthetics with user-friendliness and covers a comprehensive spectrum of indications.
Tried-and-tested, coordinated cementation materials complement the system.
CAD/CAM zirconia block is optimized for the fast-sintering CEREC SpeedFire furnace. The block offers an optimal blend of high strength and esthetics, in addition to a fast sintering time.
It is available in 8 shades and 2 block sizes designed for crowns and 3-unit bridges to match the VITA classical shades.
Featuring a high flexural strength of 1000 MPa (fast fired), it also requires a low minimum wall thickness of just 0.8 mm, enabling less invasive preparations and preserving more tooth structure. 3M Chairside Zirconia’s fracture toughness upholds stringent ISO standards
This new zirconia block is to be used with the CEREC system. The collaboration of Kuraray’s materials technology and Dentsply Sirona’s advanced-technology equipment now makes it possible to fabricate full zirconia restorations in approximately 35 minutes.
The multilayered block consists of 4 layers of zirconia in gradated shades, which allows the chairside fabrication of natural-tooth-colored restorations, and eliminates challenges in staining.
KATANA™ Cleaner is a universal cleaner with MDP salt and a pH of 4.5 for intra- and extraoral application.
CEREC Tessera blocks are an advanced lithium disilicate ceramic for the CEREC workflow designed to accelerate the entire manufacturing process by shortening the glaze firing time–a crown can be fired in the CEREC SpeedFire in just 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
High-strength glass ceramics are frequently used by dentists when fabricating a restoration largely because of their esthetics; patients often want restorations that are nearly identical to their natural teeth. Lithium disilicates play an important role in this group of materials, with results that are convincing in all regions of the mouth and because they can be used for CAD/CAM-fabricated restorations; ie, in CEREC Primemill.
BRILLIANT Crios is a reinforced composite block for permanent restorations. The material combines all the advantages of an innovative submicron hybrid composite material with those of a CAD/CAM fabrication process for reliable, esthetic, and fast restorations without a separate firing process.
Consistently controlled fabrication with constant thermal curing gives the reinforced composite excellent mechanical properties.
Two sizes and 2 translucencies with 13 shades offer a broad range for daily use. BRILLIANT Crios is the ideal choice for single tooth restorations, both in the anterior and the posterior region. It includes all conventional indications such as inlays, onlays, crowns, and veneers.
The material is composed of 61% zirconium silicate, a densely packed nanofiller that forms a skeleton that uniformly absorbs masticatory forces and promotes resistance to breakdown phenomena.
Milled quickly and precisely, and polished to a high gloss in a very short time, it is ideal for both anterior and posterior restorations, implant-supported cases, and long-term provisionals due to the high flexural strength of 191 MPa and Vickers hardness of 66 Hv0.2.
Dentition like light transmission makes this optimally balanced hybrid ceramic ideal for the production of highly esthetic anterior restorations. It can also be used to create posterior restorations, absorbing occlusal stress.
This trusted, complete 3D printing workflow is for the broadest range of applications with certified NextDent 3D printing materials.
The end-to-end digital workflow includes easy-to-use 3D Sprint™ software for automated part placement.
3D Systems’ NextDent 5100 facilitates high-speed 3D printing for dental devices and fixtures.
Combine it with other 3D Systems dental solution components to create a comprehensive and trusted workflow, including the LC-3D Mixer for optimal stirring of materials and the LC-3D Print Box for UV postcuring.