June 25, 2010
For nearly fifteen years, VITA’s Titanium Porcelain (VITA Titankeramic) has offered the dental laboratory desirable handling characteristics, natural esthetics and accurate shade matching. The porcelain is easy to use, looks very natural in the mouth and offers many effect modifiers that can be used for shade adjustment or simulating color anomalies. Merging these practical porcelain features with the outstanding clinical properties of titanium alloy has created a powerful combination, ideal for labs looking to set themselves apart and dentists who want to offer the best restoration possible. “VITA Titanium Porcelain is matched to the specific properties of titanium, making it an excellent all-around choice for metal ceramic restorations,” explains Bernie Jaroslow, product marketing manager for Vident.
To the dentist, the lab and the patient, the clinical advantages of milled, medical grade titanium veneered with VITA Titanium Porcelain are many. The restoration is biocompatible, looks natural with fine-grained ceramic esthetics, is strong, yet lightweight and is radiolucent for the detection of secondary caries after cementation. Titanium is also corrosion resistant, has a neutral taste and offers a very low thermal conductivity.
Another advantage of VITA Titanium Porcelain is the ability to utilize the VITA 3D-MASTER® shade system and VITA Classical Shade Guide. The shade ranges cover virtually all tooth shades that occur in nature and are designed to provide systematic coverage of the entire tooth color space.
To further enhance the value of VITA Titanium Porcelain, VITA has recently partnered with Nobel Biocare. The combination of Nobel Biocare’s knowledge in CAD/CAM restorative solutions with VITA’s material expertise will provide even better prosthetics quality and treatment processes for both dental professionals and patients. VITA’s veneering portfolio is fully compatible with NobelProcera’s products (alumina, zirconia, titanium and cobalt-chrome frameworks) and offers an ideal match for consistent high quality tooth restorations. Both companies will combine their leading training and education competencies to offer customized training programs for veneering, denture prosthetics, treatment planning, preparation and placement techniques.
Vident has been a provider of innovative dental products since 1985 and is the North American subsidiary of VITA, manufacturer of the internationally recognized Vita Classical Shade Guide, Vita 3D-Master Shade System, VITA Easyshade and quality VITA restorative materials. For information on VITA’s Titanium Porcelain and other quality products, call 800-828-3839 or visit www.vident.com.