TriLor material validated on vhf milling machines

October 23, 2020

This latest validation of a high-tech material expands options for next level dentistry.

German manufacturer vhf, which makes machines, tools and software for dental laboratories and same-day dentistry, just announced the successful validation of TriLor® on its high-performance milling machines: R5, S5, and K5+.

TriLor is a technopolymer matrix with multi-directional glass fiber reinforcement for permanent, esthetic restorations on implants.

The latest material validation will give vhf users the maximum choice of materials. Due to a high glass content, TriLor can be a challenge for some mills, but the vhf machines processed the material with ease and at a record time, the company states.

The strength of vhf lies in the fact that users get a complete and fine-tuned CAM system. Due to the well harmonized components—milling machines, milling tools and CAM software—all common dental materials, including TriLor, reportedly can be processed on vhf milling machines.

vhf has introduced a new milling tool specifically for the TriLor material, which allows for fast and precise processing. This tool is particularly suitable for highly abrasive materials such as TriLor as its diamond-cut geometry has been specifically engineered and optimized for this material. It is particularly low-wear and long lasting; therefore, economical. This interaction is designed to produce a much better surface finish using the vhf milling machines.

TriLor, developed by the Italian-based company Bioloren, is a new technopolymer consisting of thermo-hardening resin and a multi-directional reinforcement of fiberglass. Fiber-reinforced composites are materials that are used in aeronautics and many other fields where high strength and low weight are essential. Thanks to these characteristics, TriLor has superior advantages in restorative dentistry for fixed and implant supported prosthetics, largely due to the material’s ability to absorb forces and flex similar to natural bone, thereby potentially protecting the implant fixtures from failing.

According to the company, fatigue and resistance to fracture were scientifically tested by various universities. Other highlights of the material include its dimensional stability, metal free and bio-compatible, and it weighs three to five times less than metal and zirconia. It has earned FDA and CE certificates as a long-term prosthetics solution. Harvest Dental Products, who were driving the evaluation, exclusively distribute TriLor in North and South America.

Daniel Alter, MSc, MDT, CDT, who is also Professor of Restorative Dentistry, evaluated the restorations made of TriLor on vhf machines and says the milling results were impressive and that this collaboration is an advantage for all dental labs.