Non-metallic dental prosthetics: Amann Girrbach adds high-performance JUVORA polymer to its CAD/CAM range

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom, 09 March 2015

Non-metallic dental prosthetics

Dental laboratories using Amann Girrbach´s CAD/CAM systems now have a premium alternative to metal dental prosthetics at their disposal. The company, a leading supplier of digital dental prosthetics, is including the PEEK from JUVORA™ in its range of CAD/CAM-compatible products. The name of the new product is ‘Ceramill PEEK’, and it is manufactured exclusively by the British company JUVORA, which also developed the JUVORA Dental Disc. 

The new polymer solution is suitable for the digital manufacture of fixed and removable dentures, such as implant-supported superstructures, attachment or screw-retained restorations and also crowns and bridges including secondary and telescope crowns. “Thanks to partnering with JUVORA, we can now offer our customers a high-quality solution for non-metallic dental prosthetics under our own brand ‘Ceramill PEEK’, says Thomas Stiefenhofer, Product Manager at Amann Girrbach. “The decision in favour of JUVORA is primarily due to the safety aspect, i.e. the 15 years of clinical history of the material”.

Efficiency and accuracy during CAD/CAM-manufacture / High comfort for patients

Lynne Todd, director of JUVORA comments: “I’m delighted that Amann Girrbach, renowned as a leading innovator in dental CAD/CAM, has selected JUVORA for their ‘Ceramill PEEK’ product. As a high quality, innovative product that was specially designed to be used in digital technology, JUVORA is the only dental PAEK made from material with a 15 year clinical history in the PAEK high performance polymer family area, and therefore ideal to complement the Ceramill product range and creates a new opportunity for them to offer a metal-free solution for removable restorations and crowns and bridges.”

Dental laboratories take advantage of improved efficiency including time-savings and accuracy during CAD/CAM manufacture. Todd adds: “For patients the unique combination of strength and light weight feels more comfortable in the mouth than their previous metal one.” 94% of patients* rate its wearing and chewing comfort as either ‘good’ or ‘very good’. As the high performance polymer provides significantly more shock absorption than metals (26 times more than titanium), it may help to address the effects of certain conditions such as bruxism/parafunction and comfort. The German Dental Association estimates up to 10% of men and up to 15% of women in Germany are affected by these conditions, especially in the age group between 35 and 45 years.

The high-purity JUVORA with proven bio-compatibility was specially developed for CAD/CAM technology. High resistance to wear, abrasion and corrosion ensures that the material has a long service life and its bone-like modulus of elasticity ensures that it remains very strong and flexible. JUVORA is sourced exclusively for the dental market from Invibio™ Biomaterial Solutions, and is the only PEEK that has been used successfully in human medical devices for 15 years.

JUVORA presents its premium alternative to non-metallic dental prosthetics at the IDS, the world’s biggest dental exhibition on 10-14 March in Cologne, Germany (Hall 4.1 Booth # E014).

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*Thirty-three patient reviews between July and August 2013

About Amann Girrbach Amann Girrbach AG, headquartered in Koblach/Austria, is a pioneer in dental CAD/CAM technology and one of the leading innovators and preferred full-service providers in digital dental prosthetics. With its high degree of expertise in development and commitment to customer orientation, the ambitious company from Vorarlberg, Austria, creates sophisticated system solutions for tomorrow's practice routine.

Maximum customer satisfaction and a constantly increasing number of partners in over 90 countries worldwide speaks for itself. Amann Girrbach AG has long since proved itself in the global dental sector as a guarantee for the highest quality innovative material, excellent quality products and sophisticated system solutions.

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