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Indian dentists visit VOCO Germany
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Answers to these and many other questions were provided to 11 dentists from various states of India directly at VOCO in Cuxhaven, Germany. During a tour of the premises the dentists got to know production and logistics and were convinced first hand that all VOCO products are produced exclusively at the company's headquarters.

 

In a training course, the dentists also learned more about the advantages of the products for dentists and patients. The theory was supplemented by practical exercises: In the dummy lab, dentists were able to use the globally unique composites Admira Fusion and VisCalor bulk and were given tips on ideal handling.

 

The enthusiasm of the participants and the positive development of the Indian market prove once more that innovation is a global driving force of growth. At the end of the successful conference, the guests spent a day in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg.

GrandioSO Light Flow – extremely flowable yet highly stable composite with extra-fine cannula
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GrandioSO Light Flow

Filling small cavities and the repair of defects are recurring tasks in the dental practice. The primary goal is minimally invasive treatment to minimise the loss of healthy tooth substance. For these precise applications, dentists require a highly flowable material which at the same time displays the familiar excellent physical properties and resilience of a packable restorative composite.

 

To meet this requirement, VOCO has now expanded the proven GrandioSO product range with a low-viscosity nano-hybrid composite – GrandioSO Light Flow. The new flowable composite is thin-flowing, precise and high-strength. Above all, the product’s assets lie in the possibility of targeted and precise application with an extra fine cannula, which is even finer than a periodontal probe. This makes it possible to avoid generating excess residues and save on material.

 

In addition, the product also impresses with superb physical properties despite its excellent flowability. For example, with a filler content of 76% by weight and a 3-point flexural strength of 151 MPa, it effortlessly attains values similar to those of a packable composite.

 

GrandioSO Light Flow thus represents an optimal addition for delicate and customised applications where top precision is key!

Structur CAD – the latest generation of temporary restorations
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Structur CAD

Looking for an aesthetic long-term temporary which delivers on its promises and can also be created quickly and easily? We offer the solution with Structur CAD, the composite for CAD/CAM-produced temporary restorations.

 

Structur CAD is a filled composite whose fillers ensure a high quality and thus a safe and reliable wearing period, in particular for long-term temporaries. As such, Structur CAD represents the latest generation of temporary restorations. This material class also offers a whole range of advantages for processing: Structur CAD has an outstanding edge stability after milling, in addition to which polishing is easy and takes next to no time. Its fluorescence is similar to that of natural teeth and contributes to the patient’s feeling of well-being when wearing the temporary. CAD/CAM-produced temporary restorations are precise, easy to reproduce and can be customised in exactly the same way as permanent restorations. And to round off the working process, luting can also be done to suit your requirements exactly – either with temporary luting cement or using an adhesive for longer wearing periods.

 

Structur CAD is available in shades A1, A2 and A3 as a size 40L block and as a disc with a thickness of 20 mm (diameter 98.4 mm).

V-Print cast – light-curing resin for the generative production of burn-out objects for casting and pressing processes
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V-Print cast

The casting and pressing technique often forms the basis for the fabrication of dental restorations. Patient-specific restorations are created as one-off pieces in a whole range of detailed working steps in the dental laboratory. Conventional wax-up is a very time-intensive process during this procedure.

 

If the resulting cast or pressed object is defective, the dental technician’s work is usually lost and the wax-up model of the restoration must be started from scratch.

 

Dental restorations can be designed to suit precise requirements using the CAD software. V-Print cast and 3D printing technology make it possible to fabricate burn-out objects which are precise and can be reproduced multiple times. This minimises the risk and time involved in case of a casting failure.

 

V-Print cast is a residue-free burning 3D printing material for the production of all types of objects for casting processes and pressed ceramics. Its high dimensional stability and edge stability allow reliable checking of the occlusion and of the lateral movements on the model. Even in the light-cured state, any necessary finishing can be carried out in a way which does not damage the instruments. Embedding is done with commercially available, phosphate-bonded bedding compounds. V-Print cast is suitable for conventional heating and for the speed casting method.

 

Like all V-Print printing materials, V-Print cast is also sedimentation-stable, thus allowing unsupervised overnight printing.

Cooperation VOCO / ASIGA
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Cooperation VOCO / ASIGA

As a global player in, among others, the field of dental composites, VOCO has established a cooperation with ASIGA, Australian-based manufacturer of 3D printers. In fact, the material settings of VOCO‘s V-Print printing materials were recently tested, approved and made available for Asiga’s Max UV 3D printer.

 

It’s a win-win-win situation. ASIGA has gained a competent partner for materials, and VOCO in turn a specialist in additive manufacturing. All in all, the valid combination of 3D printers and 3D printing materials is a big plus for the user. Customers of VOCO and Asiga benefit from a wider choice and can thus act with flexibility in their daily business.

Exactly as intended by VOCO and Asiga.

 

The following VOCO V-Print printing materials are available for the Asiga MAX UV:

 

V-Print splint     

  • Therapeutic splints
  • Auxiliary parts and functional parts for diagnostics
  • Bleaching splints (home bleaching)

 

V-Print model beige     

  • Dental working and presentation models

 

V-Print SG     

  • Dental drilling templates
GrandioSO Light Flow – extremely flowable yet highly stable composite with extra-fine cannula
Product News
GrandioSO Light Flow

Filling small cavities and the repair of defects are recurring tasks in the dental practice. The primary goal is minimally invasive treatment to minimise the loss of healthy tooth substance. For these precise applications, dentists require a highly flowable material which at the same time displays the familiar excellent physical properties and resilience of a packable restorative composite.

 

To meet this requirement, VOCO has now expanded the proven GrandioSO product range with a low-viscosity nano-hybrid composite – GrandioSO Light Flow. The new flowable composite is thin-flowing, precise and high-strength. Above all, the product’s assets lie in the possibility of targeted and precise application with an extra fine cannula, which is even finer than a periodontal probe. This makes it possible to avoid generating excess residues and save on material.

 

In addition, the product also impresses with superb physical properties despite its excellent flowability. For example, with a filler content of 76% by weight and a 3-point flexural strength of 151 MPa, it effortlessly attains values similar to those of a packable composite.

 

GrandioSO Light Flow thus represents an optimal addition for delicate and customised applications where top precision is key!

Structur CAD – the latest generation of temporary restorations
Product News
Structur CAD

Looking for an aesthetic long-term temporary which delivers on its promises and can also be created quickly and easily? We offer the solution with Structur CAD, the composite for CAD/CAM-produced temporary restorations.

 

Structur CAD is a filled composite whose fillers ensure a high quality and thus a safe and reliable wearing period, in particular for long-term temporaries. As such, Structur CAD represents the latest generation of temporary restorations. This material class also offers a whole range of advantages for processing: Structur CAD has an outstanding edge stability after milling, in addition to which polishing is easy and takes next to no time. Its fluorescence is similar to that of natural teeth and contributes to the patient’s feeling of well-being when wearing the temporary. CAD/CAM-produced temporary restorations are precise, easy to reproduce and can be customised in exactly the same way as permanent restorations. And to round off the working process, luting can also be done to suit your requirements exactly – either with temporary luting cement or using an adhesive for longer wearing periods.

 

Structur CAD is available in shades A1, A2 and A3 as a size 40L block and as a disc with a thickness of 20 mm (diameter 98.4 mm).

V-Print cast – light-curing resin for the generative production of burn-out objects for casting and pressing processes
Product News
V-Print cast

The casting and pressing technique often forms the basis for the fabrication of dental restorations. Patient-specific restorations are created as one-off pieces in a whole range of detailed working steps in the dental laboratory. Conventional wax-up is a very time-intensive process during this procedure.

 

If the resulting cast or pressed object is defective, the dental technician’s work is usually lost and the wax-up model of the restoration must be started from scratch.

 

Dental restorations can be designed to suit precise requirements using the CAD software. V-Print cast and 3D printing technology make it possible to fabricate burn-out objects which are precise and can be reproduced multiple times. This minimises the risk and time involved in case of a casting failure.

 

V-Print cast is a residue-free burning 3D printing material for the production of all types of objects for casting processes and pressed ceramics. Its high dimensional stability and edge stability allow reliable checking of the occlusion and of the lateral movements on the model. Even in the light-cured state, any necessary finishing can be carried out in a way which does not damage the instruments. Embedding is done with commercially available, phosphate-bonded bedding compounds. V-Print cast is suitable for conventional heating and for the speed casting method.

 

Like all V-Print printing materials, V-Print cast is also sedimentation-stable, thus allowing unsupervised overnight printing.

Cooperation VOCO / ASIGA
Product News
Cooperation VOCO / ASIGA

As a global player in, among others, the field of dental composites, VOCO has established a cooperation with ASIGA, Australian-based manufacturer of 3D printers. In fact, the material settings of VOCO‘s V-Print printing materials were recently tested, approved and made available for Asiga’s Max UV 3D printer.

 

It’s a win-win-win situation. ASIGA has gained a competent partner for materials, and VOCO in turn a specialist in additive manufacturing. All in all, the valid combination of 3D printers and 3D printing materials is a big plus for the user. Customers of VOCO and Asiga benefit from a wider choice and can thus act with flexibility in their daily business.

Exactly as intended by VOCO and Asiga.

 

The following VOCO V-Print printing materials are available for the Asiga MAX UV:

 

V-Print splint     

  • Therapeutic splints
  • Auxiliary parts and functional parts for diagnostics
  • Bleaching splints (home bleaching)

 

V-Print model beige     

  • Dental working and presentation models

 

V-Print SG     

  • Dental drilling templates
10 years of Amaris – 10 years of perfect dental aesthetics
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Amaris, the highly aesthetic composite from VOCO, made its début at the IDS in 2 Condition before treatment: Incisal fractures on teeth 11 and 21 Anterior region restorations produced using Amaris Beautiful teeth are a reason to smile! Perfect dental aesthetics with Amaris (cl

There is an ever-growing awareness of the importance of healthy and also attractive-looking teeth. Today, for many people, dental aesthetics are integral to a good quality of life. An increasing number of patients thus want non-visible, natural-looking high-end restorations, particularly in the anterior region. This trend goes hand-in-hand with a rise in demand for high-performance restoration materials. Such materials are not only expected to boast impressive physical properties but also, and in particular, outstanding handling. Amaris, which was presented by VOCO in 2007 at the IDS, is a composite with an innovative shade system which was specially developed for highly aesthetic restorations. This product ensures incredibly simple and convenient shade management for all users, whereby only a few shades are required. Amaris has won numerous awards, including from the renowned US testing institute, “The Dental Advisor”, due, in particular, to its shade concept.

 

11 shades instead of 33

Together, dentine and enamel define the overall appearance of the tooth. The Amaris shade system is also based on this natural principle. The most varied forms, shades and surfaces can be modelled quickly using a two-layer technique requiring just a base shade (Opaque) and an enamel shade (Translucent). Compared to other systems with more than 20 or, indeed, 30 shades, the Amaris system is made up of just 11 shades: Six base shades (O1, O2, O3, O4, O5, O Bleach), three enamel shades (Neutral, TN; Light, TL; Dark, TD) and two individual shades (Amaris Flow High Translucent, HT; Amaris Flow High Opaque, HO). The base and enamel shades can be combined in a variety of ways and thus ensure a high degree of flexibility when producing shades. The optional individual shades, Amaris Flow HT (High Translucent) and Amaris Flow HO (High Opaque), also allow further individual structures and special accents to be realised. HT is ideal, for example, for creating highly translucent incisal edges and HO for covering discoloured areas.

 

Simple shade management

The core is firstly built up using an opaque base shade. A covering layer of translucent enamel shade is then applied; with an optimal shade appearance, Amaris Translucent Neutral (TN) is used. If the shade appears to be too light, the covering layer is darkened using Amaris Translucent Dark (TD). If the shade appears too dark, Amaris Translucent Light (TL) is used. The final tooth shade can thus be achieved during layering; corrections, however, are still possible during restoration. To this end, any layers which were applied beforehand do not have to be removed. Despite their relative small number compared to other systems, the many possible combinations of the base and enamel shades included with this product enable the entire dentally relevant shade spectrum to be covered. This means that even the finest of nuances can be produced for successful restorations every time.

 

Natural teeth as the yardstick

The developers of Amaris were committed to achieving the closest possible alignment to the natural tooth. Dr Reinhard Maletz, Head of the Research and Development Department notes: “The Amaris concept is based on natural layering and shading and not on pre-set industrial standards. With Amaris, seamless shade transitions and harmonious adaptation to the surrounding dental hard tissue can be realised. The interplay between opacity and translucence in restorations produced using Amaris is based on natural teeth and thus an outstanding degree of light dynamics and fluorescence is guaranteed. Consequently they cannot be distinguished from natural teeth.”

 

Excellent physical parameters

Amaris also has excellent physical properties. The material has a high filler content (80% by weight) with just minimal polymerisation shrinkage (2.0% by volume). With its high surface hardness (99 MHV) and compressive strength (375 MPa), its great flexural strength (120 MPa) and diametral tensile strength (51 MPa) as well as its outstanding abrasion resistance (48 µm, 3-media abrasion) and low degree of water solubility (< 1 µg/mm3), Amaris is a guarantee for permanently stable restorations. Primarily conceived for the anterior region, thanks to its physical properties it is also suitable for the posterior region. Amaris can be used for a wide range of applications. The indications include aesthetic anterior region restorations of Classes III, IV and V, aesthetic posterior region restoration of Classes I, II and V, the reconstruction of traumatically damaged anterior teeth, direct and indirect composite veneers, the veneering of discoloured anterior teeth, form and shade corrections to improve aesthetics, the repair of highly aesthetic ceramic (e.g., facet repairs) as well as the splinting of anterior teeth.

 

Optimal handling properties

In addition to its innovative shade system, Amaris also impresses with its optimal handling properties. The material has a non-sticky, silky consistency and can be easily adapted and sculpted. Amaris allows very thin layers to be applied and finished, which means that even the finest of incisal edges can be created. The ambient and surgical light resistance of up to five minutes provides sufficient time for working, however, depending on the shade and layer thickness, the curing times range between just ten and forty seconds. Given its intelligent material composition, Amaris can be easily polished which, in turn, means a great and durable shine is ensured. The material can be used universally with all dentine adhesives.

 

Commercial forms with introductory set

Amaris is available in a variety of commercial forms, e.g., in sets and refills with syringes and caps. VOCO offers an introductory set to allow consumers to get to know this intelligent shade system. This set features four caps in the opaque shades O1, O2, O3, O4, O5 and in the translucent shades Light (TL), Neutral (TN) and Dark (TD). The set additionally comprises two syringes with the individual shades HT and HO as well as the Amaris shade guide. Amaris can be ideally combined with Amaris Gingiva, the highly aesthetic restorative material in gingival shades. As such, perfect results can be achieved where red-white aesthetics are indicated.

Indian dentists visit VOCO Germany
Event News
(Neu)

Answers to these and many other questions were provided to 11 dentists from various states of India directly at VOCO in Cuxhaven, Germany. During a tour of the premises the dentists got to know production and logistics and were convinced first hand that all VOCO products are produced exclusively at the company's headquarters.

 

In a training course, the dentists also learned more about the advantages of the products for dentists and patients. The theory was supplemented by practical exercises: In the dummy lab, dentists were able to use the globally unique composites Admira Fusion and VisCalor bulk and were given tips on ideal handling.

 

The enthusiasm of the participants and the positive development of the Indian market prove once more that innovation is a global driving force of growth. At the end of the successful conference, the guests spent a day in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg.