Formlabs, a leading 3D printing company, announces the expansion of its dental material offerings with the launch of Permanent Crown Resin and Soft Tissue Starter Pack.
The introduction of these new materials helps dental offices and labs further digitize restorative dentistry and offer patients 3D printed long-term restorations such as fillings, crowns (“caps”), bridges, and implants.
Historically, 3D printing permanent restorations were out of reach due to a lack of appropriate dental materials in the market that had the desired mechanical properties, accuracy and fit compared to milled or conventional materials. An increase in adoption and accessibility for 3D printing in dental over the last five years have opened the door to testing and validating cutting-edge indications.
Permanent Crown Resin, developed in partnership with BEGO, is a tooth-colored, ceramic-filled resin for 3D printing permanent single crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers.
Permanent Crown Resin provides users with:
● High strength, long-term restorations with an accurate and precise fit;
● Low water absorption and a smooth finish to decrease the tendency to age, discolor, or accumulate plaque
Formlabs’ Soft Tissue Starter Pack, which contains Formlabs Flexible 80A Resin and three color pigments, enables dental laboratories to create custom Soft Tissue Resin to print gingiva masks for implant models. With its reliable printing and consistent digital workflow, Soft Tissue Starter Pack enables dental users to plan implant-based restorations more accurately, minimizing chairside adjustment time and expanding what’s possible with 3D printing in dentistry.
The cutting-edge material will enable early adopting dental labs and practices to offer a digital approach to restorative dentistry. The recent launch of the reformulated Draft Resin enables the printer to build at four times faster printing speeds.
Since the launch of its dental unit, the Form 3B, the company has added 19 new formulations and four new indications of its dental materials. Every Formlabs dental material can be seamlessly interchanged and used on a single 3D printing platform, the Form 3B, enabling dental users to streamline and digitize their workflows