Dental Axess has continued to expand its portfolio of milling partners, adding new interfaces to local and international production facilities that can be accessed by its customers.
"The 3Shape Dental System, through Dental Axess, is one of the few CAD/CAM providers that has chosen and adhered to the path of open architecture," said Dental Axess director Belinda Muggleton. "The open system supported and optimized by Dental Axess allows 3Shape users in Australia and New Zealand to send their digital designs onward for production to local and international milling partners through a fully integrated and certified approach.
"This provides users the freedom to choose the most optimal production partners in relation to result, quality, competition and own business models."
To date, Dental Axess has established production interfaces with:
- 3M ESPE Lava;
- Dentmill Australia;
- Glidewell Laboratories;
- Zfx Australia; and
- A wide range of in-house milling and printing solutions.
3M ESPE Lava
The partnership with 3M ESPE provides Dental Axess 3Shape customers seamless access to the highly regarded Lava product portfolio. The collaboration enables 3Shape design output to be produced in Lava Zirconia through selected Authorized Lava Milling Centres in Australia and New Zealand. According to the company, the 3M ESPE collaboration is in complete harmony with Dental Axess's goal to create versatile business models that integrate smoothly with a variety of quality manufacturing solutions to benefit dental laboratories of any size.
Swedish company Biomain has development and production facilities in Helsingborg and is now represented in 16 countries around the world. Biomain is a market-leading specialist in the field of customized prosthetics and has developed a unique patented solution for angled screw channels for implant retained bridges under the strong I-Bridge brand.
The unique I-Bridge is available in cobalt chrome, titanium and zirconia for the market's leading implant systems.
Dental Axess customers have the choice of either sending a 3Shape design file to Biomain or they can send in the model together with a wax-up to Dental Axess who will facilitate production.
Dentmill Australia provides Dental Axess 3Shape customers the opportunity for precision dental solutions through a purpose built, state-of-the-art milling centre. Located in Melbourne, Dentmill Australia offers a wide range of dental options, which include full contoured translucent mono-lithic zirconia, 3D resin printing, PMMA materials, pressed Lithium-Disilicate, cobalt chrome and the uniqueness of full contoured NPG gold coloured restorations.
The Dentmill Australia team has been involved in CAD/CAM technology for many years and provides an ongoing commitment to product development. Dental Axess 3Shape customers are assured of personalised, prompt and reliable service.
Dental Axess is excited to announce the collaboration with Glidewell Laboratories in Newport Beach, USA.
Glidewell is a leading provider of customized products including developing the award winning BruxZir Solid Zirconia.
BruxZir is a solid, monolithic zirconia crown and is fabricated using CAD/CAM technology and has quickly gained the attention of the dental community due primarily to its strength and superior aesthetics.
Seamless integration allows Dental Axess 3Shape customers to source BruxZir directly from the developer at a competitive price.
The previously announced partnership between Zfx and Dental Axess offers premium quality, locally based milling solutions ensuring quick, reliable turnaround times and high levels of personalized service. The collaboration enables immediate and seamless integration between 3Shape users and the Zfx milling system.
One system multiple solutions
"Dental Axess takes an unbiased approach to bring more laboratories of varying sizes and types into the world of CAD/CAM. We're very excited to have established a great portfolio of milling partners and while the choice is vast, our customers can look forward to a flexible, powerful, optimized system that will raise both business value and production gains," Ms Muggleton said.
Table 1. Overview of materials and indications
|Zirconia - High|
|B D G L Z|
|B D G L Z|
|B D Z|
|B G L Z|
|IPS e.max - Milled|
IPS e.max - Pressed
| || || |
|Titanium||B Z||B Z||B Z||G Z||B Z||Z|| |
|Cobalt Chrome||B D Z||B D Z||B D Z||Z||B Z||Z|| |
|Non-Precious Gold||D||D||D|| || || || |
|PMMA||D Z||D Z||D Z||Z||Z|| || |
|Burn-out Plastic||D Z||D Z||D Z||Z||Z||Z|| |
B=Biomain D=Dentmill Australia G=Glidewell Laboratories L=3M ESPE Lava Z=Zfx Australia