December 17, 2015
by Oral Health
The World’s First ALL CERAMIC-based Direct Restorative
In the modern world of cosmetic and restorative dentistry the ALL-CERAMIC crown restoration is considered the pinnacle of quality as an indirect restoration for strength, esthetics and longevity. Today VOCO presents an evolutionary step forward in the realm of direct restorative dental materials with the introduction of Admira® Fusion, the world’s first ALL CERAMIC-based universal, direct restorative material. After almost two decades of intensive research and development, VOCO has created the first ever nano-ORMOCER® through the innovative “FUSION” of VOCO’s proven Nano-Hybrid and ORMOCER® (ORganic MOdified CERamic) technologies.
Nano-Hybrid technology was first introduced to the dental industry in 2003 when VOCO successfully launched Grandio the world’s first Nano-Hybrid composite. ORMOCER® technology, developed by the German based Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, has been embraced and implemented by many other industries with much success for its beneficial optical properties, scratch resistance, anti-static and anti-microbial behaviors. These benefits have created new levels of quality for industries utilizing medical technologies, electronics, optics, sensors, and surface refinements. Today VOCO has brought these two successful technologies together as a nano-ORMOCER in Admira Fusion to create new levels of quality within the dental industry.
As a nano-ORMOCER® Admira Fusion’s chemical base is formed by silicon oxide, making up both the glass fillers as well as the ceramic resin matrix, a first of its kind. This unique “Pure Silicate Technology” offers several remarkable advantages that include up to 50% lower polymerization shrinkage (1.25% by volume) than today’s conventional composites, as well as up to 50% lower shrinkage stress. Further physical properties enhanced by VOCO’s nano-ORMOCER® technology include extremely high color stability, elevated esthetics in translucency and opacity that allow it to adapt and blend well to surrounding tooth structure, as well as high surface hardness and edge strength.
The ORMOCER®s used in the manufacturing of Admira® Fusion makes it highly biocompatible, as it contains none of today’s classic monomers (BisGMA [BPA], TEGDMA, UDMA, etc). The light-curing, radiopaque Admira® Fusion has an 84 % (by weight) inorganic filler content giving it excellent wear resistance, which when combined with Admira® Fusion’s particularly high color stability allows for its universal use meeting the highest demands in both the anterior and posterior regions. This very homogeneous material offers outstanding non-sticky handling and is compatible with all conventional bonding materials.
Further value is realized with VOCO’s ISO-pak packaging of Admira Fusion capsules that offers air-tight, individually sealed foils to maximize infection & humidity control. Available in 18 VITA shades in unit-dose capsules and syringes, Admira® Fusion’s nano-ORMOCER® technology truly represents the next generation in the world of universal direct restorative materials.
For more information, please visit: www.vocoamerica.com.