Hamamatsu, Japan – Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of dental milling devices worldwide, announced that its latest DWX-51D and DWX-4W dental mills have been validated by VITA Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) for use with the company’s dental prosthetic materials, including VITA ENAMIC®, VITA SUPRINITY® and VITABLOCS® Mark II.
“Dental materials from VITA, including hybrid ceramic and glass ceramic type materials, are becoming increasingly popular with dental technicians, dentists and their patients due to their superb aesthetic appearance, strength and shortened processing time required,” said Takuro Hosome, manager of dental business development for Roland DG. “The certification provides not only an endorsement for the excellent accuracy and quality of dental prosthetics produced with our milling machines, but also peace of mind to our customers and prospects that our devices meet the high quality standards set by VITA.”
The certification has been given for milling VITA ENAMIC® with the DWX-51D equipped with ZDB-100D/50D/30D milling burs developed specifically for milling dental hybrid type materials. Introduced in 2015, the DWX-51D 5-axis dry mill is capable of producing copings, crowns, full bridges and abutments and other prosthetics from materials such as zirconia, wax, PMMA, composite resin, PEEK and gypsum with unparalleled speed and precision. Also launched in 2015, the DWX-4W, the company’s first wet mill which was especially designed for milling glass ceramics and composite resins, is certified to mill VITA ENAMIC®, VITA SUPRINITY® and VITABLOCS® Mark II. The DWX-4W features 4-axis milling and a 4-station automatic tool changer (ATC) for changing grinding burs automatically as needed without interrupting production.
“Our DWX series dental mills were purposely built using an open architecture design in order to integrate into an existing workflow with commercially available dental CAD/CAM software and hardware,” said Hosome. “This feature allows us to partner with exciting dental companies like VITA to ensure that our customers always have access to the latest, most advanced prosthetic materials rather than being locked in to a single source.”
Patrick Bayer, Head of Global Cooperation Management of VITA, said, “We are proud to provide the Roland DG users with high quality VITA CAD/CAM material solutions. The combination of the validated Roland DG milling machines and the innovative VITA CAD/CAM materials ensure the best results for the patients.”
VITA ENAMIC® is a hybrid ceramic material that combines the high load capacity and aesthetics of a dental ceramic with the elasticity of a composite. It is finished without firing, which reduces labour and production time. VITA SUPRINITY® is high-strength, zirconia-reinforced glass ceramic acclaimed for its high load capacity. It also boasts brilliant aesthetics based on integrated translucency, opalescence and fluorescence. With optimised edge stability due to fine-grained configuration, it can be used for prosthetics which require precision. VITABLOCS® Mark II is a feldspathic glass ceramic with more than 25 years of clinical experience providing excellent bonding to the tooth structure.