At the beginning of June, BEGO, the dental company from Bremen, Germany, and the 3D printer manufacturer Asiga announced a cooperation in the field of dental 3D printing, enabling Asiga customers to use BEGO materials.
With more than 20 years of experience, especially in the field of dental 3D printing and as a specialist for all dental technology processes, BEGO offers a complete 3D printing portfolio. In addition to resins for the 3D printing of dental models, CAD/Cast partial denture frames, drilling templates and individual impression trays, the BEGO portfolio also includes tooth-colored materials for the 3D printing of temporary and permanent dental restorations.
The tooth-colored BEGO materials, VarseoSmile Temp and VarseoSmile Crown plus, have recently been qualified for the MAX UV from the Australian 3D printer manufacturer Asiga. “Asiga customers can now access 3D printing materials from the well established and globally recognized dental company BEGO. We are delighted to provide compatibility for two BEGO materials that are certified class IIa and ready for integration into a clinical workflow”, says Graham Turner, Director Global Operations at Asiga.
VarseoSmile Temp, the resin for 3D printing of temporary crowns and bridges, inlays, onlays and veneers, is available in the VITA* classical shades A2, A3, C2 and is suitable for both short and long-term temporary restorations – suitable for a wearing period of up to one year. VarseoSmile Crown plus is the world’s first approved tooth-colored, ceramic-filled hybrid material for 3D printing of permanent single crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers. It enables a safe, fast and cost-effective form of patient care and is available in seven VITA classical shades (A1, A2, A3, B1, B3, C2, D3). “Printed restorations made from VarseoSmile Crown plus are characterized, among other things, by their excellent aesthetics, low tendency to age and discolor, and a high level of comfort for the patient. The material was scientifically validated by renowned universities and institutes”, explains Thomas Kwiedor, Head of Business Development 3D Printing at BEGO.
The Asiga MAX UV 3D printer is one of the world’s most advanced lab 3D printers and offers exceptional productivity in a small footprint. With its high precision, the Asiga MAX is especially suitable for the high accuracy requirements of the dental field.
Qualifying VarseoSmile Temp and VarseoSmile Crown plus for the Asiga MAX UV 3D printer is only the beginning: BEGO is working on qualifying further materials for Asiga 3D printers. The aim is to make the BEGO Varseo materials portfolio accessible to a wider range of users. A compatibility overview of 3D printers and BEGO 3D printing materials can be viewed and will continuously be expanded over time.
VarseoSmile Temp and VarseoSmile Crown plus are available in the EU and EFTA countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland). VarseoSmile Temp has already been approved in other countries like the US as well. Both materials are planned to be launched in the US market shortly.
All information about the BEGO 3D printing materials is available here.
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