New Material Indications, Planned Print Platform Validations Key to Lucitone Digital Print Denture System Extension

New denture tooth materials and indications significantly expand Dentsply Sirona’s production capabilities of the Lucitone Digital Print Denture System enabling the production of nearly all full arch denture types.

Dentsply Sirona continues to extend the Lucitone Digital Print Denture System with new material indications and planned print platform validations for Asiga and SprintRay, it was announced Thursday while the company is holding DS World 2021 in Las Vegas.

The company announced 4 expansions of the Lucitone Digital Print Denture System, adding momentum to the digital transformation of the dental laboratory industry. Three 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.

Later this year, planned printer validations for the Lucitone Digital Print Denture System will include Asiga Max UV and PRO 4K and SprintRay Pro 95 and Pro 55 series printers. Lucitone Digital Value and DS Multilayer PMMA denture tooth workflows are validated and immediately available for Carbon M-Series printers.

These important updates provide dental laboratories greater flexibility to fully digitize their denture production with the superior strength Lucitone Digital Print Denture System. The forthcoming validation of Asiga and SprintRay printers will enable more labs to benefit from the enhanced capacity, throughput and simplicity of Dentsply Sirona printed dentures, delivering repeatable and precise results.

“This collaboration with Dentsply Sirona continues Asiga’s open-system vision to bring best-in-class, highly accurate, highly affordable printing technology to the dental industry,” says Justin Elsey, founder and managing director of Asiga. “Together, we are opening access to dental labs and their patients to a superior combination of printed denture materials and printer accuracy and consistency.”

The MAX series from Asiga features repeatable and precise desktop 3D printers, while the company’s PRO 4K is a larege format floor-standing 3D printer.

“At SprintRay, we strive to build products that work together to create opportunity for collaboration, innovation and, most importantly, outstanding clinical results,” says Amir Mansouri, CEO and Co-Founder. “Our cooperation with Dentsply Sirona embodies this vision by bringing together high-quality products to deliver first-class service to patients all the while empowering improved efficiency and production for dental practices and labs everywhere.”

“Until the introduction of the Lucitone Digital Print Denture System, printed dentures were not a viable option for dental labs,” shares Julie Mroziak, Vice President, Dentsply Sirona Digital Lab and Preventive Solutions. “Now, with the planned validation of Asiga and SprintRay printers for Lucitone Digital Print Denture, and more material options, labs can begin transitioning from analog denture procedures to the more efficient, digitally printed denture workflows. The digital acceleration of the removable lab industry is truly exciting, and a win-win for the lab, dentist and patient experience.”

With the versatile Dentsply Sirona Multilayer PMMA 98mm disc range, dental labs now can mill custom tooth arches or segments to digitally manage more challenging removable cases, including reduced vertical and Class II and Class III occlusions. The disc product line provides comprehensive shade choices, 17 in total, three-disc thicknesses, and delivers premium tooth esthetics.

Additionally, the dual-use Lucitone Digital Value 3D Economy Tooth & Trial Placement resin allows for printing try-in appliances and economy tooth arches and segments. This ready-to-print tooth material balances economic durability and esthetics. The material is available in 6 shades and suitable for all clinical classifications of full-arch denture cases.

The planned 2022 release of Lucitone Digital IPN will be Dentsply Sirona’s first printed premium denture tooth solution. This new material is expected to have exceptional wear characteristics and include 16 shades plus bleach options. The Lucitone Digital IPN material is designed to remove all barriers for dental laboratories’ migration to digital denture workflows.

The clinical and laboratory workflows are simple and easy for rapid integration. With these anticipated printer validations and material launches, laboratories of all sizes can better meet increasing volume demands, achieve greater profitability, and provide patients with an experience and denture that will make them smile in partnership with their dentist.