Amann Girrbach has recently celebrated the anniversaries of zirconia blocks and Zolid brand, with the announcement that customers will receive a ten-year warranty on all Zolid materials as of immediate. At the same time, the company will be hosting various webinars on zirconia throughout the year under the hashtag #nosurprisezirconia.
Amann Girrbach was one of the first companies to start manufacturing zirconia for dentures. Fifteen years ago, the company produced zirconia blocks for the fabrication of dentures for the first time. Due to the rising demand for increasingly aesthetic zirconias and the desire for more cost-effectiveness and process reliability, Amann Girrbach introduced the Zolid brand five years later.
With Zolid, computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) blanks that achieved aesthetics without requiring complex veneering processes were available to users.
Since then, the company has been continuously developing the corresponding materials and processing methods. Meanwhile, blanks such as the Zolid Gen-X allow for life-like restorations with integrated colour gradients in 16 Vita shades.
In the context of quality assurance, Amann Girrbach reported that only optimal raw materials are processed using strict test methods and certified processes. For instance, the company is certified in accordance with the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR), thus supporting users in complying with MDR obligations.
“This year we are celebrating two special anniversaries that once again demonstrate that we at Amann Girrbach are constantly driving the boundaries of technical possibilities forward,” said Melanie Röschmann, director of Global Business unit – Consumables at Amann Girrbach. “At the same time, we are taking this opportunity to underline our quality promise with a 10-year warranty on all Zolid materials. We view ourselves as a holistic system provider and support our customers along the entire customer journey.
“With this in mind, we will also be focusing more on training and education in the coming years with regard to zirconia. This year, we will be kicking off with a series of webinars on the subject of working with zirconia.”