Carbon, Dentsply Sirona Collaborate on Digital Denture Materials

Carbon has announced its collaboration with Dentsply Sirona to deliver a printable denture material system to the market.

Carbon has partnered with Dentsply Sirona, a manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, to deliver denture materials for Carbon digital 3D printing production. According to the companies, the majority of digital denture fabrication still uses traditional production methods. Dentsply Sirona and Carbon have committed to bringing to market the first premium printable denture material system. The system is expected to provide significant advancements in terms of material benefits, laboratory process and patient function.

“We’re very excited to increase laboratory efficiency and elevate state-of-art materials for removable appliance fabrication in the 3D dental printing space,” says Julie Mroziak, vice president lab, Dentsply Sirona.

Leveraging Carbon’s printers and Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology for high-resolution output and high-throughput capacity, along with Dentsply Sirona’s access to CAD/CAM software from Lucitone, IPN and inLab, the materials are expected to establish a paradigm shift in terms of strength, aesthetics and laboratory efficiencies for 3D-printed dentures.

“Together, we will be able to offer the marketplace a complete digital denture solution,” says Brian Ganey, general manager of Carbon’s dental business. “With Carbon as the leading digital manufacturer in digital dentistry and Dentsply Sirona’s global leadership in removable appliances, we can deliver an offering that benefits both the dental laboratory and the patient.”

Carbon offers a revolutionary alternative to 3D printing, using light and oxygen to rapidly produce high-quality, end-use products from a pool of resin. Its family of 3D printers based on Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology, coupled with its software and materials, will deliver a digital manufacturing solution for all dental production needs, says the company.

The Dentsply Sirona denture materials for Carbon digital manufacturing solutions are slated to be available in the United States in 2019.

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