Collaboration to Yield Materials for 3-D Printed Dentures

Dentistry Today


Dentsply Sirona and Carbon will collaborate to bring to market the first premium printable denture material system that will provide significant advances in material benefits, laboratory process, and patient function, according to the companies, with availability expected in the United States later in 2019.

“We’re very excited to team with Carbon to deliver a total seamless workflow for increasing laboratory efficiency and elevate state-of-art materials for removable appliance fabrication in the 3-D dental printing space,” said Julie Mroziak, vice president lab, at Dentsply Sirona.

Leveraging Carbon’s printers and Digital Light Synthesis technology for high-resolution output and high-throughput capacity, the new Dentsply Sirona materials will establish a paradigm shift in strength, aesthetics, and laboratory efficiencies for 3-D printed dentures, the companies say.

“With Carbon as the leading digital manufacturer in digital dentistry and Dentsply Sirona’s global leadership in removable appliances, we can deliver an unmatched offering that benefits both the dental laboratory and the patient,” said Brian Ganey, general manager of Carbon’s dental business. 

Carbon’s alternative to 3-D printing uses light and oxygen to rapidly produce high-quality, end-use products from a pool of resin, the companies report. Its family of 3-D printers, software, and materials deliver a complete manufacturing solution for all dental production needs, the companies add. 

Plus, Carbon’s solutions are designed to significantly improve efficiency and accuracy as well as reduce time from design to manufacture. They also provide part traceability and serialization with a unique ID that can be engraved or embossed on any part to ensure product performance and patient safety.

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