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Asiga launches UltraGLOSS 3D-printed polished splints that require no post-processing

Asiga’s UltraGLOSS 3D-printing technique eliminates the need for lengthy post-processing of dental appliances to achieve a glossy finish resulting in less chairside time. (Image: Asiga)


Wed. 15. March 2023


COLOGNE, Germany: 3D printing is a popular go-to manufacturing option for many different dental appliances. This is largely due to the speed and accuracy of 3D printing and the availability of a wide variety of end-use biocompatible dental 3D-printing materials. 3D-printed end-use splints, dentures, surgical guides, denture try-ins, crowns and more allow dental laboratories and clinics to improve the cost-efficiency of the appliances they create.

Asiga's stand at IDS 2023. (Image: DTI)

Once printed, the dental appliance is processed through a range of washing and polymerisation protocols outlined by the material manufacturer and then its surface is finished. Occlusal splints, for example, require surface polishing to bring them to an acceptable and presentable finish for the dentist and patient. Manual surface polishing can be time-consuming and can ultimately result in a manually altered appliance.

Asiga’s new UltraGLOSS technique allows for splints to be 3D-printed with a polished surface directly from the 3D printer. No special post-processing steps are required, as simply printing the splint using Asiga’s new UltraGLOSS material trays ensures a gloss finish, making it ready for direct issue to the patient. Thanks to UltraGLOSS, chairside 3D printing of polished occlusal splints is now achievable.

UltraGLOSS by Asiga is on display at IDS 2023 at the Asiga booth (H050–J051) in Hall 3.1.

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