Vident introduces VITA ENAMIC

April 11, 2013

An entirely new category of CAD/CAM material, VITA ENAMIC® is the first hybrid dental ceramic in the world with a dual-network structure that combines the best properties of ceramic and composite materials.

An entirely new category of CAD/CAM material, VITA ENAMIC® is the first hybrid dental ceramic in the world with a dual-network structure that combines the best properties of ceramic and composite materials.

The dominant ceramic network structure and the reinforcing polymer network structure of VITA Enamic are fully merged with one another, similar to the way that steel reinforces concrete. With the dual ceramic-polymer network, the new composite incorporates the benefits of ceramic and composite materials in one revolutionary new product. Materials science testing shows that VITA Enamic offers exceptionally high fracture load capacity, while also ensuring extraordinary levels of elasticity and integrated crack prevention.

VITA Enamic features significantly less brittleness than a pure dental ceramic as well as abrasion properties superior to that of conventional composite materials, resulting in characteristics similar to those of natural dentition. VITA Enamic is extremely resistant to the shear and compressive forces of the jaw and natural teeth, allowing the material to be used for a variety of applications.

Enamic CAD/CAM blocks, which are classed as a ceramic for insurance purposes, are not only suitable for fabricating inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns for anterior and posterior applications and crowns over implants, but due to reduced wall thickness, can be used for minimally-invasive restorations such as no-prep veneers and restorations in areas where space is limited.

VITA Enamic is also highly reliable and offers greater precision, improved edge stability and, as a result, finer, more accurate outcomes than what’s possible with conventional dental ceramics. With the corresponding polishing set from VITA, the material can be quickly polished to a high, esthetic shine. Glazing using light polymerization is also an option. Natural shade nuances can be achieved using one of six light-curing stains. The hybrid ceramic is already at full strength and can be used directly following milling and does not require further processing.

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