A round-up of dental laboratory furnaces.
Any dental lab working with ceramic materials is familiar with the stress that ensues once a furnace starts its cycle. Whether firing ceramics, sintering zirconia or pressing glass ceramics, dental lab furnaces are a closed system that is relied on to perform to precise specifications in order to achieve optimal results. If something goes wrong within the furnace, it might not be recognized until it is too late to save the restoration.
The good news is modern furnaces are designed for reliability and reproducibility, and many of the latest systems feature a range of automatic processes, sensors and indicators to produce quality results in less time, every time. Furnaces are designed for regular use and firing cycles can be easily customized to achieve designed results with any material. Here are some of the furnaces available to dental labs.
VITA VACUMAT® 6000 M
Ceramill Therm 3
LHT 02/17 LB Speed
Vario Press 300.eZr