FDA Approves Material for 3-D Printed Dentures

Dentistry Today


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EnvisionTEC’s E-Denture material for the 3-D printing of dentures. Combined with its FDA-approved E-Dent 100 and 400 materials for the direct printing of restorations that simulate teeth, EnvisionTEC is now the only 3-D printing company worldwide that offers a complete digital denture workflow solution, according to the company.

“This new material expands EnvisionTEC’s already industry-leading dental materials library,” said company CEO Al Siblani. “Even more importantly, E-Denture gives our 3-D printer owners the ability to print even more materials.”

E-Dent is currently offered in 4 natural shades. Dental labs and dentists can combine a pink 3-D printed denture base and tooth restoration into a denture that patients can wear for long-term use. Both E-Denture and E-Dent can be 3-D printed on EnvisionTEC’s Vida desktop and Perfactory production machines. Owners of those machines already can 3-D print a variety of dental parts with EnvisionTEC materials: 

  • Dental or orthodontic models (E-Model and E-Appliance); 
  • Castable crowns, bridges, and partial denture frameworks (Press E-Cast and E-Partial); 
  • Bit splints or night guards (E-Guard); 
  • Surgical guides (Clear Guide and E-Guide Tint);
  • Indirect bonding trays for orthodontic bracket placement (E-IDB);
  • Flexible ginigiva masks (E-Gum).

E-Denture will be available for limited distribution in the third quarter.

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