Vident offers two new restorative products

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Vident has expanded its line of machinable ceramics with Vitablocs RealLife, the first ceramic block offering 3D aesthetics for anterior chairside restorations, according to the company.

Vitablocs RealLife maximizes the potential of Cerec technology beyond posterior teeth, Vident said. Using Sirona Cerec or inLab 3D V3.80 software, the technology enables users to change the position of the restoration in the block as needed to reproduce the individual requirements for translucency, chroma, and lightness. The restoration can be moved in all three spatial directions for design flexibility, and a highly aesthetic result can be created with a click of the mouse, reducing design time, according to Vident.

Vitablocs RealLife machinable ceramic. Image courtesy of Vident.Vitablocs RealLife machinable ceramic. Image courtesy of Vident.
Vitablocs RealLife machinable ceramic. Image courtesy of Vident.

RealLife Vitablocs are composed of the same 4-micron particle size feldspar ceramic as Vitablocs Mark II/TriLuxe, with good polishing properties and abrasion resistance and reduced wear on grinding tools, margin chipping, and polishing time.

In related news, Vident claims that its new Rapid Layer Technology is revolutionizing the way bridge restorations are produced. The manufacture of fully anatomical bridge restorations consisting of a framework and a veneer are now possible with the combination of CAD/CAM technology and the new Rapid Layer Technology.

The new process bonds the TriLuxe forte polychromatic ceramic to the Vita YZ substructure with an adhesive luting composite, creating a long-lasting bond between the substructure and veneering ceramic for an aesthetic bridge restoration with long-term durability, according to Vident.

Using precolored LLI Vita YZ blocks reduces the need for coloring liquid and provides enhanced aesthetics with increased color saturation and fluorescence. Vita's Rapid Layer Technology software automatically calculates the milling data for both the full contour veneering ceramic and the zirconia substructure, and the reduced zirconia substructure acts as a support for the veneering structure to enhance stability and avoid chipping, Vident noted.

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