Kulzer has entered into an agreement with DENTCA to launch a web-based denture design platform that will allow Kulzer’s customers to design a denture online, download the design file, and print the denture, significantly saving time and improving accuracy, according to the companies. Kulzer and DENTCA are both Mitsui Chemicals companies.
With Kulzer’s Pala Design Studio design platform, lab technicians can design a denture case in less than 20 minutes, which is a fraction of the time it would take with conventional dentures, Kulzer says. The technology also lets practices require only two visits from their patients, compared to up to five visits with conventional dentures.
Also, Kulzer’s cara Print 4.0 3-D printer yields smoother, more homogenous surfaces than other 3-D printers, the company says. Its precision in the z axis and the finely tuned parameters for each material mean that dental professionals can position appliances in almost any direction and always achieve the perfect fit, Kulzer adds.
The Pala Design Studio will be launched at the LMT Lab Day show, February 21 to February 23 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. While it initially will be used for 3-D printed denture design, Kulzer says that it also has potential in milling dentures, all-on-4 designs, and splint and night-guard designs, as well as orthodontic applications.