SILADENT adds PEEK polymer-based JUVORA™ Dental Disc to portfolio of CAD/CAM dental materials

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom, 17 September 2015

Juvora Dental Disc

The progressive dental products company SILADENT Dr. Böhme & Schöps GmbH, enhances its CAD/CAM portfolio with a high-quality PEEK1) polymer-based solution. To make a reliable non-metallic option available to its customers, Germany based SILADENT has chosen to collaborate with the market-leading supplier JUVORA. The company´s JUVORATM Dental Disc is made entirely of a medical-grade PEEK with over 15 years of clinical heritage. The new solution is suitable for the digital manufacture of fixed and removable prosthetics, such as implant-supported superstructures, fixed and removable restorations and also crowns and bridges, including secondary and telescopic crowns.

“The wide range of indications for this excellent material continues to surprise and win over increasing numbers of users," said Markus Rehse, Managing Director at SILADENT. "The CAD/CAM market in Europe is growing very quickly, and we fully expect the share of the medical-grade PEEK polymer to steadily increase.” According to the Millenium Research Group the global dental CAD/CAM market will see accelerating market growth, reaching a value surpassing $760 million in 2022.2)

SILADENT philosophy is to offer their customers technical advantage, through product specialists and distinctive quality products. The prospects for the new high-quality solutions are looking good. This high performance polymer alternative to metal is extremely resistant to wear, abrasion and corrosion. Its bone-like modulus of elasticity also ensures that it remains very strong and flexible. “As our CAD/CAM portfolio of premium milling consumables has been lacking a high-performance PEEK up until now, we consciously decided on JUVORA, where the base polymer has over 15 years of proven successful experience in orthopaedics with over five million implants globally,” explained Rehse.

Greater comfort for patients

This excellent combination of characteristics also makes the alternative dental prosthesis a hit with patients: In mouth comfort 99% of patients rate JUVORA prosthetics as “good” or “very good”, and the overall chewing feeling is rated by 95% of patients in those top categories.3) In addition, the high performance polymer provides significantly more shock absorption than metals (26 times that of titanium), and this may help to address the effects of bruxism/parafunctions. 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. 
Specially developed for CAD/CAM technology, the JUVORA Dental Disc is now sold exclusively through dealers and is based on the very pure, biocompatible PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymer from Invibio™ Biomaterial Solutions.
Further information is available at www.siladent.com

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1) “PEEK“ is the abbreviation for polyetheretherketone, a high-performance polymer from the PAEK (polyaryletherketone) family.
2) http://mrg.net/News-and-Events/Press-Releases/The-Global-Dental-CAD-CAM-System-Market-062414.aspx
3) 92 patient reviews between July 2013 and August 2014

About SILADENT Dr. Böhme & Schöps GmbH
SILADENT Dr. Böhme & Schöps GmbH is a family owned company, founded in 1924. The German company is one of the leading European manufacturer of dental gypsum, duplicating materials, investments and abrasives. The company is specialised in the model creation, duplicating and casting technique and milling technology as well. SILADENT offers also a wide range of consumable products around the CAD-CAM technique under the product brand “BioStar” and milling systems under the brand “SilaMill”. SILADENT combines outstanding technical expertise with an excellent product range.  

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