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Printed ceramics make your smile!
The flawless precision and impressive material efficiency of LCM technology guarantee perfect finishes and satisfied patients for both dental restorations and dental implants.

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CeraFab S65 Medical




Hydroxy Apatite




Hydroxy Apatite

From patient-specific dental implants to mass customization: when it comes to dental applications, this printer offers almost unlimited possibilities for geometries and parts made of zirconia and lithium disilicate.

I am extremely impressed with the aesthetic quality and seamless fit of the crowns built using the Lithoz CeraFab S65 printer.

Dr. Alexey Unkovskiy, Dentist, specialist in prosthetics, Charité Berlin


3D printing of ultra-thin veneers made of lithium disilicate

An aesthetically appealing restoration of anterior teeth with thin ceramic veneers is considered one of the ultimate challenges in restorative dental prosthetics due to the required low ceramic layer thickness. 3D-printed lithium disilicate ceramics achieve the level of accuracy and excellent mechanical properties required for dental applications.

A virtual veneer preparation was performed on the maxillary anterior teeth of a 23 old female patient and the case has been produced on a CeraFab System S65 Medical with translucent lithium disilicate. The fit on the dies was highly accurate, and the aesthetic appearance of the veneers could be considered excellent. Especially noteworthy was the excellent appearance of the sharp-edged ultra-thin margins of the veneers. Additive manufacturing proved to be advantageous in this regard, as the milling of veneers would otherwise require the restoration margin to be initially reinforced and then cut back by hand.

This proof-of-concept case demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate ultra-thin lithium disilicate veneers in a very efficient and operator-friendly workflow using the Lithoz LCM procedure.

Read the full publication here.

Zygomatic implant

When it comes to the surgical treatment of complex bone defects caused by trauma, removal of tumors, infection or due congenital causes, the 3D printing of bioceramics offers the level of design freedom needed to achieve a perfect fit – such as with this hydroxy apatite zygomatic implant.

Via lithography-based ceramic manufacturing, both pore size and geometry can be tailored for optimal osteoconduction and osteointegration. The microporosity of these implants can also be defined by controlling the sintering parameters, adjusting the parts to the specific needs of each patient to achieve the optimal healing result.

LithaBone HA 480

Jaw bone augmentation

Bone atrophy (i.e. missing bone volume) in the jaw can be a result of improper or deferred replacement of missing teeth. As it prevents the treatment with dental implants, it is necessary to reconstitute the missing bone volume with suitable bone replacement materials. The best option is treatment with a 3D-printed bioresorbable augmentation.

Using LithaBone materials for 3D-printed bone augmentation have the advantage of a perfect fit and volume stability compared to conventional treatment options, which are commonly granulates, produced from animal sources.

At KLS Martin, who has been a major user of 3D-printed bone replacement implants since 2015, the new Lithoz material made a strong impression right away: "We've already had the opportunity to work with HA 480, and the results are outstanding: from the mechanical properties to the higher wall thicknesses to the size of the lattice structures, LithaBone HA 480 has convinced us of being a significant improvement over its predecessor." - Adem Aksu (Head of Biomaterials Development at KLS)

LithaBone HA 480

Dental burs

Ceramic surgical tools show significant advantages compared to conventional metal tools. Higher endurance, electrical insulation and no metal debris are just some of them, causing increasing demand. With Lithography-based Ceramic Manufacturing (LCM) 3D printing of high-performance ceramics unlocks previously unachievable properties – not only in complex geometry, but even more in terms of productivity.

These burs for applications like orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, CMF-surgery up to dental use made of Alumina-toughened Zirconia (ATZ) perfectly illustrate the limitless possibilities opened up via combining 3D-printed cutting geometries with the hardness and durability of ceramics. Over 100 burs can be built in one print run, while thanks to the ultra-precise material dosage of the Lithoz CeraFab System S65 Medical 3D printer almost no material is wasted, resulting in minimal production cost per unit, from single piece to series production.

LithaCon ATZ 980

Manufacturing complex dental implants using ceramic 3D printing

Dental implants are used as the basis for replacing teeth. With LCM technology, it is possible to manufacture even the most complex implants in large quantities with a high degree of precision while keeping costs low thanks to the highly efficient use of materials.

Zirconia or lithium disilicate are the materials of choice for crowns, dental bridges and veneers. Both can be processed with LCM to achieve perfect results with unparalleled fissure quality, feather margins up to 100 μm and significantly minimized manual finishing.

High-performance ceramics for dental implants

This endosseous dental implant can be used as a basic abutment to replace a missing tooth. With LCM technology, implants can be shaped in a very complex way. Existing standard designs (see illustration) can also be mass-produced with high strength and geometric fidelity.

Dental implants manufactured with LCM technology exhibit excellent surface quality even without post-processing ("as-fired"). The material used, 3 mol%-partially stabilized zirconia (3Y-TZP), offers excellent strength without compromising on aesthetics. Of course, materials such as ATZ (alumina-reinforced zirconia) and ZTA (zirconia-reinforced alumina) are also suitable for dental implants. Read article.

Biodegradable and bioinert ceramics for the jawbone

Critically large bone defects can be the result of severe trauma, such as comminuted fracture of the jaw or bone resection due to bone tumors. The challenge in treating such large defects is that the bone itself is unable to heal the defect without appropriate measures. Here, we present a dual approach in which both the cage made of high-strength zirconia, which adequately supports the healing phase, and the inner volume of the implant made of bioresorbable beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) are fabricated in a single 3D printing process.

The figure shows a use case in which β-TCP can be resorbed by the cells and replaced by newly formed bone. The zirconia cage can be left in place due to its excellent biocompatibility. 

Dental implants made of silicon nitride

Silicon nitride offers an exceptional combination of biocompatibility, antibacterial effect and maximum mechanical strength. With ceramic 3D printing, the limitations of using a milling drill for traditional machining no longer exist.

With the CeraFab System S65 Medical printer, which has been specially optimized for medical applications, and the use of the LithaNit 782 material, it is now possible to additively manufacture patient-specific dental implants and internal threads in series and with exact reproducibility.

From complex dental implants
to the mass customization of crowns
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CeraFab S65 Medical

From patient-specific dental implants to mass customization: when it comes to dental applications, this printer offers almost unlimited possibilities for geometries and parts made of zirconia and lithium disilicate.

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The aesthetically superior material of zirconia has been successfully used in dentistry for a long time due to its strength. LCM technology also enables an unprecedented level of detail and design freedom for implants, while still maintaining precision on an industrial scale.

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Hydroxyapatite / TCP

LithaBone provides a fascinating answer to the question of enabling fully regenerative healing. Its bioresorbability and osteoconductivity as a bone substitute material offers a unique alternative for jaw augmentations in the dental field.

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