Taking a look at some of the latest dental lab products from around the industry.
Ceramill Motion 3 is an intelligent hybrid machine designed to make fabricating dentures even more convenient and digital. At the same time, users benefit by being able to use a variety of materials and indications. The Ceramill Motion 3 is designed for wet and dry operation. Because the 5-axis milling machine operates autonomously, it can manufacture unsupervised during the night or also on weekends when connected to the AG.Live platform. Users have the option to access the machine remotely, can receive orders safely and quickly, and can monitor everything related to production and customer service.
What makes this digital denture system innovative:
The integrated analysis functions allow workflows in the laboratory to be analyzed and optimized on an ongoing basis. Guided CAD/CAM production and maintenance, an intuitive human-machine interface, and integrated radio frequency identification tools and holders ensure process reliability and facilitate the handling of tools and consumables. Innovative carving and sculpturing technology (C-Clamp) allows even the finest fissures to be milled into the front surface of the restoration with the Ceramill Motion 3.
CROWNTEC is a new-generation composite resin that can be used to additively manufacture biocompatible permanent restorations including crowns, inlays, onlays, veneers, and artificial teeth for dentures. This Class IIa material, which recently received 510(k) clearance, is offered in a variety of shades to match the patient’s teeth for a natural-looking esthetic. CROWNTEC is available to 3D Systems’ NextDent digital dentistry solution customers in the US, European Union, and other select markets in 5 shades including CROWNTEC, SW (bleach color), B1, A1, A2, and A3.
Why this composite resin is a strong option for a variety of dental devices:
CROWNTEC combines 3D Systems’ NextDent digital dentistry solution and Saremco Dental AG’s materials, enabling dental laboratories and practices to address a variety of indications with accuracy, repeatability, productivity, and lower total cost. Because of its digital dental quality, dental devices produced with CROWNTEC and the NextDent 5100 digital dentistry solution are 30% stronger than those produced using previous generation crown and bridge resins.
Desktop Health has launched its new family of dental 3D printers that uses digital light processing (DLP) technology for best fit and finish and Hyperprint™ technology that harnesses the power of heat and a closed-loop process. The Einstein™ series is meant to deliver accuracy and versatility. The series includes the Einstein, made for general dentists who wish to use chairside printing; Einstein Pro, made for small dental labs; and Einstein Pro XL, made for larger dental labs. The series is an important draw for practice owners who wish to offer more advanced technology for the office.
What makes this 3D printer series suitable for tech-savvy labs:
The Einstein series utilizes a variety of technologies to deliver accurate and versatile dental devices. From DLP to Hyperprint automated workflow, technology remains at the core of this series’ functions. It maintains full exocad integration as well as compatibility with 25 leading dental scanners. The Einstein series is also suitable for more than 60 validated biocompatible materials to make it a smooth integration for many dental labs.
This printer uses digital light processing technology, in which resins are polymerized using UV light. The light projector hardens the resin layer by layer. Primeprint as a 3D printing solution also automates the postprocessing of printed objects. This is Dentsply Sirona’s first new device specifically built to integrate into the digital universe the company is creating with its digital technology partner, Google Cloud, to connect the dental practice and dental lab across a vast array of procedures. The collaboration will generate new digital solutions for dentistry, powered by artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms at scale and supported by an integrated cloud solution.
Editor's Choice: Primeprint will have a consistent user interface and user experience across its devices and services, making it easy to integrate into any dental lab.
exocad has launched an online shop to provide another way for current DentalCAD perpetual license users to purchase upgrades or add-on modules, as well as installation and configuration support. This additional service is available to all customers of participating exocad resellers. exocad developed the online shop to offer customers and resellers greater purchasing flexibility and support options. Benefits include global access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; access to upgrades and add-on modules; ability to calculate the upgrade price for licenses online; and installation and upgrade service via the experienced exocad support team.
Trusana Premium 3D Printing Resin, a photopolymer liquid indicated for dentures, is durable and offers the enhanced esthetics that patients desire. Trusana Premium 3D Printing Resin has a lower percentage of water uptake than many resins on the market and is available in 6 shades—A1, A2, A3, B1, C1, and 51 (bleached)—for esthetic flexibility. Designed by scientists, Trusana features a patented chemistry that enables it to maintain necessary toughness in the face of water. It is validated for Asiga printers and SprintRay 3D printers.
KATANA Zirconia HTML PLUS is made using raw materials, allowing for high-speed sintering, translucency, and strength. It has a flexural strength of 1150 MPa and touts 45% translucency. The HTML in its name stands for high-translucent multilayered because it uses a multilayering technology that allows for natural esthetics in its design. The high-speed sintering feature is designed for single-day cases, quick remakes, or rush cases, and its final sintering process ensures accurate fit of restorations—reducing remanufacturing risk for no wasted time or materials.
The UltraCraft ChairSide + AirWash + AirCure combination is a lightweight desktop 3D printing system that provides efficiency, speed, and reliability. The solution is specifically optimized for dental practices and can go from scan to product within 30 minutes, depending on the application. After intraoral data are scanned and sent to the HeyGears Cloud for design, the system moves into printing operations. The UltraCraft ChairSide Pro is an industrial-grade desktop 3D printer designed for clinics or labs with multiple dental application needs. ChairSide Pro offers the same quality at a faster speed, and utilizes a matrix light source with an industrial-grade light engine for excellent resolution, a highly optimized separation strategy.
Editor's Choice: CapsulePrint in ChairSide integrates the resin tank, resin liquid, and material-adding mechanism in a single easy-to-use capsule, which saves a considerable amount of time during in-office 3D printing.
KeyDenture Try-In, Keystone Industries’ new 3D printing resin designed for manufacturing short-term trial dentures, is compatible with various printers and workflows, according to the manufacturer. It is a biocompatible class I, FDA-registered resin available in 3 shades (A1, B1, and BL4). The KeyDenture Try-In yields a wax-up with accuracy, surface luster, and color, as well as the correct measurements and fit the first time around. Necessary modifications can be redone and scanned at the dental laboratory, without the need for scan spray. The finished device is said to be odorless, tasteless, and free of methyl methacrylate, bisphenol A, and phthalates.
EasyRx Forms is a customizable form solution for users of the cloud-based Jenmar VisualDLP dental lab management software. It can be used to gather information and data and can be shared with staff and customers to collect feedback. EasyRx Forms is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and supports e-signatures for more secure data collection. Users can customize EasyRx Forms to suit their needs. EasyRx Forms are said to improve lab processes and streamline efficiency by gathering vital customer information and feedback in 1 secure location.
This highly esthetic zirconia formulation is designed for dental technicians seeking a restorative solution that delivers beautiful results. The new milling blanks offer greater translucency to address anterior indications and provide a combination of strength and translucency. With an average flexural strength of 980 MPa, BruxZir Esthetic Milling Blanks meet the class 5 requirement for dental ceramics (ISO 6872:2015) and are available in multiple thicknesses: 14 mm, 16 mm, 20 mm, and 25 mm. They can also be purchased in preshaded formulations equivalent to the 16 most popular shades from the VITA® shade system
The SIMPLEX 3D filament printer system from Renfert is indicated for orthodontic applications and printed models that don’t need any postprocessing, making it ideal for labs looking to save time and boost efficiency. The SIMPLEX 3D also touts environmentally friendly filaments and does not need resins. It does not require prior training and takes the digital data directly from scans to create a filament, 3D-printed model with the touch of a button.
Editor's Choice: Some of the SIMPLEX filaments are made from renewable, organic materials that don’t give off any fumes or emissions during the printing process, adding to the environmentally conscious SIMPLEX system.
Planmeca PlanMill 35—a new wet/dry chairside mill and 1 of 3 key components of the Planmeca FIT® CAD/CAM system—is ideal for practices looking to boost their single-visit dentistry. The second component of the system, Planmeca Emerald® S now features increased scanning speed and improved accuracy and ease of use. In addition, the Planmeca PlanCAD® software is more fully integrated into the Planmeca Romexis® platform for quicker crown design.