SprintRay, a leading 3D printing company, has announced the launch of OnX Tough 2, the first and only 3D printing resin to receive clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for fixed, implant-supported denture prosthetics. This groundbreaking achievement is set to revolutionize the dental industry by enabling dentists to create high-quality, same-day smiles using 3D printing technology.
OnX Tough 2 is a vital component of a streamlined 3D printing chairside process that allows dental professionals to produce full arch, fixed denture restorations. These restorations are known for their exceptional toughness and lifelike translucency, offering improved stability, function, and patient satisfaction compared to traditional removable dentures.
With OnX Tough 2 and the SprintRay ecosystem, dentists can now 3D print up to 10 fixed dentures in just 30 minutes, significantly reducing fabrication time and the number of patient visits. This development is particularly significant as the demand for implant-supported dental prosthetics is projected to reach $11.54 billion in 2023.
Dr. Amir Mansouri, CEO and co-founder of SprintRay, highlighted the motivation behind this breakthrough, stating that the traditional processes for fixed, implant-supported dentures are time-consuming and involve multiple patient visits. The company aimed to develop a chairside approach that would offer same-day restorations meeting the highest clinical standards.
OnX Tough 2 was developed using proprietary NanoFusion technology, which incorporates ceramic in the formulation to enhance the structural integrity of the restorations. This makes them exceptionally durable and suitable for demanding dental applications such as implant-supported dentures. The resin is available in shades Bleach, A1, and A2, and incorporates new pigments that improve shade matching and color stability. The fixed dentures produced with OnX Tough 2 also exhibit optimal radiopacity, making them ideal for imaging diagnostics and treatment planning.
Dr. Keith Klaus, an expert in restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry, emphasized the significance of this development, noting that FDA-cleared OnX Tough 2 and the streamlined 3D printing chairside workflow mark a watershed moment in the dental industry, simplifying the process and enhancing accessibility and convenience for providers and patients.
SprintRay plans to provide more details about this groundbreaking technology at the upcoming American Academy of Implant Dentistry Conference, taking place from November 1 to November 4. For those interested in learning more about OnX Tough 2, visit sprintray.com. This innovative resin is set to transform the way dentists create fixed denture restorations, offering improved efficiency and patient outcomes.