VOCO introduces Admira® Fusion biocompatible nano-ORMOCER® direct universal restorative

December 10, 2015
Danielle Toth

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Information provided by VOCO America, Inc.

In the modern world of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, the all-ceramic crown restoration is said to be considered the pinnacle of quality as an indirect restoration for strength, esthetics and longevity.

In the modern world of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, the all-ceramic crown restoration is said to be considered the pinnacle of quality as an indirect restoration for strength, esthetics and longevity. 

VOCO reportedly presents an evolutionary step forward in the realm of direct restorative dental materials with the introduction of Admira® Fusion, said to be the world’s first all ceramic-based universal, direct restorative material. After almost two decades of intensive research and development, VOCO reportedly created the first-ever nano-ORMOCER® through the innovative fusion of VOCO’s proven nano-hybrid and ORMOCER® (ORganic MOdified CERamic) technologies. 

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Nano-hybrid technology reportedly was first introduced to the dental industry in 2003 when VOCO successfully launched Grandio, said to be the world’s first nano-hybrid composite. ORMOCER technology, developed by the German-based Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, reportedly has been embraced and implemented by many other industries with much success for its beneficial optical properties, scratch resistance, antistatic and antimicrobial behaviors.  hese benefits have created new levels of quality for industries utilizing medical technologies, electronics, optics, sensors and surface refinements. Today, VOCO has brought these two successful technologies together as a nano-ORMOCER in Admira Fusion designed to create new levels of quality within the dental industry.

As a nano-ORMOCER, Admira Fusion’s chemical base is formed by silicon oxide, making up both the glass fillers as well as the ceramic resin matrix, reportedly a first of its kind. This unique pure silicate technology is said to offer several remarkable advantages that include up to 50 percent lower polymerization shrinkage (1.25 percent by volume) than today’s conventional composites, as well as up to 50 percent lower shrinkage stress. Further physical properties enhanced by VOCO’s nano-ORMOCER technology are said to include extremely high color stability, elevated esthetics in translucency and opacity that allow it to adapt and blend well to surrounding tooth structure and high surface hardness and edge strength.

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The ORMOCERs used in the manufacturing of Admira Fusion reportedly make it highly biocompatible, as it contains none of today’s classic monomers (BisGMA [BPA], TEGDMA, UDMA, etc).The light-curing, radiopaque Admira® Fusion has an 84 percent (by weight) inorganic filler content said to give it excellent wear resistance. When combined with Admira® Fusion’s particularly high color stability, it is said to allow for universal use, meeting the highest demands in both the anterior and posterior regions. This very homogeneous material reportedly offers outstanding non-sticky handling and is compatible with all conventional bonding materials.

Further value is said to be realized with VOCO’s ISO-pak packaging of Admira Fusion capsules that offers airtight, individually sealed foils to maximize infection and humidity control. Available in 18 VITA shades in unit-dose capsules and syringes, Admira® Fusion’s nano-ORMOCER® technology truly represents the next generation in the world of universal direct restorative materials. 

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