Ceramic-Based Material Offers Half the Shrinkage

Richard Gawel


VOCO’s Admira Fusion is the world’s first all ceramic-based, universal, direct restorative material, according to the company. Its fillers and matrix are based purely upon silicon oxide. This offers several advantages that include up to 50% lower polymerization shrinkage (1.25% by volume) than today’s conventional composites, as well as up to 50% lower shrinkage stress, VOCO said.

Also, Admira Fusion features extremely high color stability, a perfect balance of translucency, and opacity for enhanced aesthetics, as well as high surface hardness and edge strength, the company said. The ORMOCERs (ORganically-MOdified CERamics) in Admira Fusion make it highly biocompatible, as it contains no classic monomers and is 100% BPA-free, VOCO continued.

Admira Fusion additionally has an 84% (by weight) filler content, giving it excellent wear resistance that, when combined with Admira Fusion’s high color stability, allows for universal use in the anterior and posterior regions, the company said. It is available in multiple shades and opacities.

For more information, call (888) 658-2584, email infousa@voco.com, or visit vocoamerica.com.

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