A look at some of the newest dental lab products from around the industry.
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Biomic Gum Stain
Biomic Gum Stain reshapes the gingival esthetic effect for dental technicians. The Biomic Gum kit is specially designed for gingival dyeing and esthetics, including 6 colors of pink with different depths to meet the particular requirements of dyeing to completely restore the gingiva’s natural color and vein color. Moreover, the ceramic powder has been mixed with the paste to create a high strength after sintering, which improves the antiwear performance while in clinical use. It satisfies the dyeing requirements for all kinds of ceramic restorations, such as zirconia, glass-ceramic, ceramic, and more, eliminating the need to find suitable gingival stains for different materials.
Why this stain deserves a look:
Biomic Gum Stain is a universal mixing paste that can be used with all pastes in the kit and different brands of pastes without restriction. This dramatically reduces the cost of use and gives dental technicians creative opportunities for esthetic effect of the gingiva. The different paste numbers correspond to different dyes, enabling the technician to quickly create a natural and realistic gingival and vessel effect. The easy-to-use stain is said to be one of the most recommended gingival esthetic solutions in dental laboratories in a number of countries.
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The Shop System
The Shop System™ is a turnkey metal 3D printing solution for dental laboratories. Said to be one of the world’s fastest metal binder jetting solutions, the system brings mass customization through 3D printing to the lab. Designed to reduce costs, the system prints up to 32 partials in less than 4 hours. It produces parts at the push of a button through its easy-to-use software interface and features engineered powders and default processing parameters to ensure quality and repeatability.
What’s special about this 3D printing solution:
With variable build sizes up to 16 L and a high-speed single-pass print carriage, this system is designed to produce high-quality end-use metal parts at up to 10 times the speed of other additive manufacturing technologies. With the modern machine shop in mind, the Shop System is built to fit seamlessly into your workflow. It is designed to produce parts with a superior surface finish and resolution versus laser-based 3D printing systems at a reduced cost.
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DLyte Desktop Dental
This machine is designed to be affordable and compact, making it suitable for any dental lab. The DLyte Desktop Dental allows an automated polishing process for cobalt chrome pieces and other quality metal surface treatments. Removable partial dentures can be casted, sintered, and milled with traceable and predictable results. Lab technicians can utilize the homogenous finish with DLyte Desktop Dental to eliminate the need for a multistep manual process. This is said to make things more effective and efficient overall in the lab. The machine has small dimensions and does not require any preexisting or compressed air installation.
Why this machine should catch your eye:
DLyte Desktop Dental works by first placing a 3-L container filled with solid electrolyte in the machine. It then clamps the parts to be polished onto the holder and finger and places it into the equipment. After that, technicians are able to select whichever program best suits their current need. DLyte Desktop Dental is available to order now.
Editor's Choice: It is equipped with an ultra HD camera; the highly sensitive industrial 3D sensor with blue light technology ensures outstanding depth of field and a scanning accuracy of 4 μm.
Ceramill Map 600+
The fully automatic Ceramill Map 600+, Amann Girrbach’s new scanner flagship for open articulator scanning, is designed to provide optimum precision for perfect restorations and optimally supports dental technicians in their work. The intelligent software algorithm automatically assigns the upper and lower jaws, thereby eliminating the vestibular scan, and up to 30% of the manual steps in the laboratory. Because of its integrated universal carrier plate for all common types of articulators, the Ceramill Map 600+ saves time-consuming plate changes, and the intelligent scan height control automatically moves the object to be scanned into the best possible scanning area.
Partial Denture Attachments
ERA RV Green and Purple
The ERA RV Male Attachment, now with green and purple extra oversized males, provides new options for long-time ERA patients. ERA attachments consist of a metal female component, which is intraorally fixed, and a replaceable, high-density nylon male anchored in the denture base. Smaller and more resilient, these attachments are designed to deliver greater overall performance. Directing more force away from the implants or attachment side, the ERA allows the prosthesis to remain tissue supported, generating less wear to both the attachment and the insert. This reportedly means greater comfort, stability, and ease of use for the patient. There are 4 types of ERA males.
Lucitone Digital Print Denture System
Dentsply Sirona continues to extend the Lucitone Digital Print Denture System with new material indications and planned print platform validations for Asiga and SprintRay. There are 4 expansions of the Lucitone Digital Print Denture System; 3 of these expansions are for the digital production of custom tooth arches and segments, including the addition of Lucitone Digital Value 3D Economy Tooth and Trial Placement Resin; DS Multilayer PMMA Discs for milling premium denture teeth; and the planned 2022 release of Lucitone Digital IPN, a printed premium denture tooth material.
3D printing software
Dental Module for Magics
The Dental Module for Magics software is designed to allow dental labs to fully automate their 3D printing preparation workflow for dental applications. Once dental CAD designs are uploaded, the software automates all the required printing preparation steps, such as labeling, nesting, and generating support structures. It is said to reduce task completion from hours to mere minutes. The module also provides advanced control over processing steps through customizable processing profiles; users can further refine automatically generated results or process applications.
Editor's Choice: The magnetic base keeps all components secure and in place while the entire Implant Buddy can be sterilized.
Implant Driver Kit
The Implant Buddy dental implant driver set includes both short and long drivers that are color coded for easy visibility, tapered driver tips for a stronger implant screw connection, and a convenient thumb knob that fits directly into torque drivers. The kit’s long and short prosthetic connections include straight screwdriver, Straight Systems; SCS screwdriver, Straumann; Dynamic angled access driver; UniGrip driver, Nobel Biocare; Hex 1.3 mm/.050 in, Lifecore, BioHorizons, Astra, Zimmer; Hex 1.2 mm/.048 in, Biomet 3i, Megagen, Hiossen; and Hex 0.9 mm/.035 in, Friadent, Ankylos, Biomet 3i cover screw. The short drivers have a total length of 23 mm and the long drivers have a total length of 39 mm.
3D Printing Resin Removal
PostProcess Resin Removal Solution
PostProcess’ Resin Removal Solution is now compatible with Carbon DPR 10. Carbon DPR 10 is a material that can be used in dental and orthodontic model production. Developed specifically for use in the Carbon Ecosystem, the PostProcess DEMI 910 is capable of automated resin removal for an entire build platform from a Carbon large-format L1 Printer or 2 build platforms from a Carbon high-resolution M2 Printer. The system is said to improve productivity for Carbon’s 3D printing systems as well as improving general usability and efficiency. PostProcess’ PLM-450-SUB is chemically compatible with Carbon DPR 10 resin for an efficient cleaning experience.
ArgenZ HT+ Multilayer
ArgenZ HT+ Multilayer pairs the company’s proprietary layer blending technology with the strength and consistent shade match of its proven high translucent plus material. The seamless blend of this homogenous 4Y zirconia allows dental technicians to create large cases that mirror the natural gradient of dentin and enamel. With 45% translucency and 1250 MPa, the zirconia is suitable for single units and full arch restorations. The material adds a high-strength multilayer zirconia option to a full line of dental zirconia products, which includes ArgenZ ST Multilayer. Both of these multilayer zirconias offer natural esthetics without layer lines or nesting challenges. Discs are available in 7 sizes.
UltraBerry, RedBerry, BlueBerry, and GoldenBerry
Specifically developed for use with zirconia and lithium disilicate restorative materials, these instruments are designed to leave a smooth surface during the contouring process. The Wagner diamond-infused spiral provides a flexing action that allows the instrument’s fingers to get into difficult occlusal areas. With the UltraBerry (coarse plus), RedBerry (coarse) BlueBerry (medium), and GoldenBerry (fine, high shine) instruments, lab technicians and clinicians can make final adjustments, refine occlusal anatomy, and create a high shine polish. They contour and shape aggressively yet leave a smooth finish. They are infused with a high concentration of uniquely shaped diamond particles that allows for more effective contouring.
Editor's Choice: The Programat CS6 furnace easily reproduces high-quality results thanks to its advanced firing technology.
Ivoclar Programat CS6
With the new Programat CS6 combination furnace, you can crystallize and sinter restorations faster than ever before with unsurpassed esthetic results. The new technology behind the Programat CS6 ensures each case is quickly and consistently completed. In addition to preinstalled programs for Ivoclar Vivadent materials, programs for third-party materials can be created independently and with ease. No matter which material you choose, the furnace is designed to speed up your workflow. Additional features include easy to refine or enhance restorations with multiple firing options; 10-year material guarantee, simple remakes, and a state-of-the-art crystallization tray.
Knockout Implant Tray
Described as very easy to use and without the need for a custom tray, the Knockout Implant Tray features a unique transparent design. There is no need for a verification jig with this open impression tray. The Implant Tray is made from recycled materials, and samples are available from the company. To use, just pop the tabs out with the handle of the dental mirror, and hold the handle at an angle.
Boil-Out / Polymerization Unit
WAPO-EX 8 PLUS
The WAPO-EX 8 PLUS enables the automatic boil out of up to 8 flask halves or the polymerization of up to 8 flasks in a clamp. The relevant parameters for this new combination boil-out and polymerization unit can be easily viewed on the touch screen. The input can be made intuitively. Additional features from this new Erio System product include the ability to adjust numerous parameters and options (such as a week timer) to individual requirements, a touch screen for fast and easy operation, quick exchange of both functions (boil out, polymerization), an easy-to-clean design, and no need for tools.
Designed for the ultrafast production of additively manufactured thermoformed dental models, dental removable dies, and other dental model applications, Nexa3D’s new xMODEL 2505 powered by BASF Forward AM is now commercially available. xMODEL 2505 printed on Nexa3D’s NXD 200 3D printer is said to deliver higher print accuracy, which brings the total cost per model down for dental prosthetics manufacturers by reducing their printing, postprocessing, and fitting time. This new material requires no finishing detergents, as the printed models can simply be washed with water. The collaboration between Nexa3D and BASF Forward AM leverages their combined capabilities to deliver faster additively manufactured solutions.