A look at some of the new dental lab product offerings this month.
The TRIOS 5 Wireless intraoral scanner is designed to make it easier for dental professionals to go digital. TRIOS 5 Wireless makes scanning smoother and faster with its ScanAssist intelligent alignment technology housed in a redesigned, compact, hygienically optimized scanner aiming to deliver the highest standard in imaging performance and infection control. With more than 50 improvements in ease of use and design, it is 3Shape’s smallest, lightest scanner to date and is balanced to fit comfortably in any hand. Additionally, the scanner delivers an unprecedented level of simplicity. An LED ring and haptic sensory feedback guide you while you scan to make digital impression taking smoother and faster.
Why this intraoral scanner is designed to work for everyone:
TRIOS 5 Wireless features ScanAssist technology, which minimizes misalignment and distortion in 3D models. This allows dental professionals to scan patients or models in any direction, enabling the creation of a customizable scan path that works best for each user.
This new mill features an automatic 6-disc changer with 50% faster exchange and a 15-station automatic tool changer called Intelligent Tool Control. The DWX-53DC features a new 4-mm tool, allowing 30% faster roughing of PMMA than 3-mm tools. The mill contains a camera that works with VPanel and DGSHAPE Cloud software, combining these features to create a sleek, sturdy, streamlined product, according to the manufacturer. The DWX-53DC is designed with lab space in mind, making it suitable for smaller spaces. It also features automatic machine calibration, automatic air pressure control, and a replaceable spindle.
What makes this mill great for any dental lab:
This dry mill from Roland DGA is optimized to fit small or large spaces. The 5-axis positioning allows high performance that can be a boon for dental labs looking to bring in new patients. Its integration with the DGSHAPE Cloud software creates a streamlined workflow suitable for any dental lab’s milling needs.
Rodin Sculpture Resin from Pac-Dent is a new 3D printing resin that touts strength and enhanced esthetics for a variety of restorative indications. It is offered in 6 Vita shades including A1, A2, A3, B1, BL3/Bleach, and C2, each formulated using the CIELab® color spectral testing method for optimal shade matching. It is designed to be fracture-resistant like traditional ceramic restorations and can be polished with traditional tools and techniques, easily fitting into any dental lab’s workflow. Rodin Sculpture resin is FDA cleared and biocompatibility certified.
Why this material is optimal for restorative indications:
Rodin Sculpture touts a high radiopacity, meaning it is easily seen in radiographs. Its high contrast in x-ray images makes it easier for dentists to view permanent restorations and to better serve patients. Rodin Sculpture resin is said to be the only printed dental material with this kind of high radiopacity, giving the dental lab using it an advantage as well as a strong marketing tool to attract new patients.
With its 4.2 upgrade of the Ceramill Mind and Ceramill Match software, Amann Girrbach is offering dentists and dental technicians new opportunities for in-house fabrication of restorations. Titanium materials can be processed in-house with the Ceramill Matik, which results in external cost savings of up to 40%, according to the manufacturer. Another feature is the innovative speed-lining mode. With the aid of specifically developed tools, users of the Ceramill Matik, Ceramill Motion 3, and Ceramill Motion 2 can “cut-grind” hard block materials at full speed. Also, the planning of dentures can now be performed directly on the implant and without abutments—regardless of whether single crowns, multipart bars and bridges, or full dental arches are involved.
VITA North America has launched 17 new shades and 5 new tooth moulds for its VITA System 3D-MASTER® denture teeth line. VITAPAN Excell is designed to offer the kind of clarity patients desire while being durable. It is constructed of microfiller-reinforced polymer (MRP), and is indicated for full, partial, and implant-retained anterior dentures. MRP is wear-resistant and demonstrates high abrasion stability, according to the company. New moulds and shades offer a greater variety of options.
This addition to the LOCATOR implant system requires no abutment, less bone reduction, and less chair time than traditional, screw-retained restorations. Clinicians can now provide a fixed full-arch solution driven by flexibility with the goal of affordable, permanent teeth. Clinicians can offer staged treatment planning—removable overdentures today followed by fixed full-arch solutions tomorrow, simply by switching out the LOCATOR inserts and housings in the existing prosthesis and fabricating a new prosthesis later. LOCATOR FIXED is designed to address the challenge of tooth loss and make full-arch fixed dentistry more attainable for patients.
The Quantum Protector is a workstation protector designed to keep things clean and safe for dental lab technicians. It effectively reduces noise, keeps dust contained, and maintains a safe environment for lab technicians to perform tasks. It makes grinding zirconia safer, with lights and mirrors for optimal viewing and a scrap drawer for cleaning and disposal. There is an electrical outlet built into the back of the workstation so it can be placed optimally in any dental lab space. It was developed by lab technicians to ensure its features were optimal for daily workflows.
Zubler has updated its VARIO line of ceramic ovens with a new touch display allowing quick information loading and retrieval. The VARIO 230 and 230ZR will feature the new display, designed to offer easier navigation and more efficient, comfortable operation. The 230 line also boasts Z-120 technology, which lets the 120-mm diameter firing chamber heat homogeneously and at consistent temperatures across the firing tray. The 230 line features Z-Dry mode for optimal predrying to avoid cracks and blisters. Additionally, the VARIO 230ZR features TTC mode.
SprintRay Crown by BEGO is a ceramic-filled hybrid material for 3D-printing permanent single crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. It is formulated to deliver excellent fit and reproducible results, allowing dental professionals to provide budget-friendly custom restorations. The new resin offers great marginal integrity and is easy to handle and polish. It also is formulated for radiographic visibility. The material cost can be as low as $2 per crown with a print time of less than an hour.
DS Core, an open, cloud-based platform operated by Dentsply Sirona, integrates the whole workflow of digital dentistry across devices, services, and technologies. It is developed in collaboration with Google Cloud and gives dentists the power to do more, so they can focus on patients and more easily collaborate with labs, partners, and specialists. The company also has 2 new service offerings: DS Core Create and DS Core Care. DS Core Create integrates smoothly with the company’s new Primeprint Solution. DS Core Care is a comprehensive, integrated, and easy-to-understand equipment service and support solution.
This easy-to-use, accurate, compact, and lightweight intraoral scanner provides a flexible workflow with open files, letting the output be shared among the dental team. With a USB cable connection and full touch screen support, the NeoScan 1000 can be shared between operatories. NeoScan’s handle is ergonomically designed; weighing just 198 g, this scanner will not cause discomfort when held for a long period. The scanner achieves a 16 × 14-mm high-definition field of view. Its true-color images help clinicians to distinguish tooth structure and soft tissue, so that margin lines and undercut areas can be easily identified. With a motion-capture feature and buttons on the handpiece, clinicians can complete the process of scanning, optimizing, and exporting without touching the computer.
Imagine USA has announced its new digital dental solution: the OPEN Go Digital Mill system. This digital dental workflow covers all hardware, software, and training needed to scan and mill restorations, including same-day crowns, inlays, onlays, veneers, and others. The Go Digital Mill joins the Imagine OPEN family, which also includes in-house printing. This new CAD/CAM system from Imagine USA operates on an open system, giving doctors a unique flexibility for efficient, in-house restorations. This digital milling system is available now.
SHOFU Dental Corporation has introduced a new line of restorative abrasive kits. These include a Composite Polishing Kit CA, a Porcelain & Enamel Polishing Kit CA, an Amalgam & Metal Polishing Kit FG, an Amalgam & Metal Polishing Kit CA, an Acrylic Polishing Kit HP, and a Zirconia Polishing Kit CA. Each kit contains components relevant to the needs of the indicated procedures. These kits are designed for a variety of restorative materials and deliver predictable, esthetic results.