Resins Expand Library of Materials for 3-D Printing Dental Devices

Richard Gawel


FormLabs has added three resins to its library of dental materials for 3-D printing.

Dental LT Clear Resin (V2) is a second-generation, long-term biocompatible material for splints and occlusal guards. Durable and resistant, this color-corrected material prints clear, polishes to high optical transparency, and resists discoloration over time for a finished appliance, FormLabs says.

Custom Tray Resin is designed for direct printing of custom trays used for taking highly accurate definitive impressions, making it ideal for crown and bridge, implant, dentures, and comprehensive cases, the company says. This fast-printing resin creates one tray in less than an hour, reducing labor time and enabling higher throughput, according to FormLabs.

Available in four VITA shades and developed in partnership with BEGO, Temporary CB Resin is designed for directly printing temporary crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers. The durable resin can produce up to seven unit bridges and temporary restorations for up to 12 months of use, FormLabs says. It also enables a digital workflow for collaborative processes between the dental technician, dentist, and patient, the company says.

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