Jul 3, 2017 | By Tess

EnvisionTEC, a 3D printer manufacturer with expertise in dental 3D printing technologies, has received FDA approval for its E-Denture 3D printing material. The new material was developed for the production of realistic removable dentures.

E-Denture, which is available in four different lifelike shades, is the latest addition to EnvisionTEC’s “digital denture workflow solution.” In fact, the new material—in combination with the company’s E-Dent 100 and E-Dent 400 materials—signals the completion of EnvisionTEC’s digital dental workflow. According to the Dearborn, Michigan-based company, it is the only 3D printing company to offer this.

“This new material expands EnvisionTEC’s already industry-leading dental materials library,” commented EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani. “Even more importantly, E-Denture gives our 3D printer owners the ability to print even more materials.”

The new 3D printing material is compatible with EnvisionTEC’s Vida desktop 3D printers and Perfactory production systems. With it, the company says that dental professionals can efficiently manufacture long-term dentures that combine a “pink 3D printed denture base and tooth restoration.”

To be available for “limited distribution” in the third quarter, E-Denture joins EnvisionTEC’s already extensive dental 3D printing offering, which includes: E-Model and E-Appliance, used for dental or orthodontic models; Press-E-Cast and E-Partial, for printing castable crowns, bridges, and partial denture frameworks; E-Guard, for night guards or bite splints; Clear Guide and E-Guide Tint, which are used for printing surgical guides; E-IDB, for making indirect bonding trays for orthodontic bracket placement; and E-GUM, which is used for printing flexible gingiva masks.

Earlier this year, EnvisionTEC announced its newest resin 3D printer for the dental industry, the Vida cDLM. The 3D printer, which was showcased at LMT Lab Day in early March and will soon be commercially launched, integrates the company’s innovative Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM) technology. According to EnvisionTEC, cDLM is a “twist” on standard DLP technology that offers faster build speeds, higher accuracy prints, and reduces the need for supports.

Other dental 3D printers in EnvisionTEC’s offering include the Vida Hi-Res, the Vida Hi-Res Crown & Bridge, and the Vida Hi-Res DSP.

Within the field of dentistry, 3D printing is becoming an increasingly vital technology. Perhaps more than any other medical field (currently, at least), additive manufacturing has helped dental professionals to up their game by offering faster production times for dental implants and tools, as well as a higher degree of customization for patients.



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