Zirconia-reinforced materials are a new trend, and expanded options for pre-colored zirconia and ceramics for full contour restorations offer both efficiency and esthetics. Plus, a new type of material:...See more a biocompatible, millable resin on which the final restoration can be built; there's no need for casting or pressing.
Vident introduced VITA Enamic, a hybrid dental ceramic combining the properties of ceramic and composite materials. Its dominant ceramic structure and reinforcing polymer network offer high fracture load...See more capacity, high levels of elasticity and integrated crack prevention. "This innovative material has the potential to revolutionize what clinicians think about their CAD/CAM material choices and accelerate their CAD/CAM adoption rate. The simple mill, polish and place process of Enamic dramatically reduces chairtime and improves productivity," said Fred Ketcho, CEO. "And the fantastic clinical properties for which VITA is known makes Enamic a powerful addition to our stable of CAD/CAM products." Available exclusively through Patterson Dental, Enamic CAD/CAM blocks can be milled using the Sirona CEREC and inLab systems and are suitable for fabricating inlays, onlays, veneers, anterior and posterior crowns, crowns over implants, as well as minimally invasive restorations such as no-prep veneers and restorations in areas where space is limited. The material—classified as a ceramic for insurance purposes—is available in block size EM-14, as well as in 3D-Master shades 0M1, 1M1, 1M2, 2M2 and 3M2 in two degrees of translucency. It can be quickly polished to a high shine and doesn't require further processing; natural shade nuances can be achieved using one of six light-curing stains. For more information, call 800-828-3839 or visit www.vident.com.
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