Yet another successful validation of a hi-tech material for next level dentistry
Ammerbuch/Hauppauge, October 20, 2020: vhf is pleased to announce the successful validation of TriLor® on its high-performance milling machines: R5, S5, and K5+. TriLor® is a technopolymer matrix with multi-directional glass fiber reinforcement for permanent, esthetic restorations on implants.
The CEO of vhf Inc. Nicolas Rohde, PhD, is proud to announce the validation: “I am very excited about this sophisticated new material. vhf prides itself on giving its users the maximum choice of materials. Because of its high glass content, TriLor® can be a challenge for some mills, but the vhf machines processed the material with ease and at a record time. Once again, we proved that high quality components and a sturdy build do pay off.”
The strength of vhf lies in the fact that users get a complete and fine-tuned CAM system. Due to the perfectly harmonized components – milling machines, milling tools and CAM software – all common dental materials, including TriLor®, can be processed on vhf milling machines.
vhf has introduced a new milling tool specifically for the TriLor® material, which allows for fast and precise processing. This new tool is particularly suitable for highly abrasive materials such as TriLor® as its diamond-cut geometry has been specifically engineered and optimized for this material. It is particularly low-wear and long lasting; therefore, outstandingly economical. As a result of this perfectly coordinated interaction, a much better surface finish can be achieved using the vhf milling machines.
TriLor®, developed by the Italian-based company Bioloren, is a new technopolymer consisting of thermo-hardening resin and a multi-directional reinforcement of fiberglass. Fiber-reinforced composites are materials that are used in aeronautics and many other fields where high strength and low weight are essential. Thanks to these characteristics, TriLor® has superior advantages in Restorative Dental for fixed and implant supported prosthetics, largely due to the material’s ability to absorb forces and flex similar to natural bone, thereby potentially protecting the implant fixtures from failing. Fatigue and resistance to fracture were scientifically tested by various universities. Other highlights of the material is its dimensional stability, metal free and bio-compatible, and it weighs three to five times less than metal and zirconia. TriLor® has earned FDA and CE certificates as a long-term prosthetics solution. Harvest Dental Products, who were driving the evaluation, exclusively distribute TriLor® in North and South America. Sasha Der Avanessian, CEO of Harvest, points out: “We are excited that vhf now validated TriLor® as new material for its milling machines. Both, vhf and Bioloren offer innovative products that fit perfectly to the Harvest philosophy. Our vision is to be a brand of passionate innovations seeking to refresh and revitalize the dental segment by simplifying everyday lab life.”
Daniel Alter, MSc, MDT, CDT, who is also Professor of Restorative Dentistry, evaluated the restorations made of TriLor® on vhf machines: “As an advocate to the dental laboratory profession, I am always excited about new materials and this evaluation really stands out. The results are milled beautifully, a great proof of collaboration and an advantage for all dental labs!”