VITA Suprinity is a significant advancement in the field of glass ceramics which all dentists concerned with crowns, bridges and implants may wish to familiarise themselves with. Incredibly, VITA have managed to successfully develop a hybrid material consisting of lithium silicate that is enriched with zirconia (approx. 10% by weight). The result is the world’s first reinforced lithium silicate ceramic. Logic would dictate that this somewhat perfect marriage is about to change everything (again!).
This provides for the following benefits for you and your patient:
Excellent load capacity:
Thanks to excellent mechanical load capacity, VITA Suprinity ensures high reliability and long-term clinical success.
The result of continuous load tests and the Weibull modulus show that VITA Suprinity offers durable restorations and a maximum level of reliability.
Compared to lithium disilicate ceramics, VITA Suprinity reveals improved edge stability after milling with Sirona’s MC XL system. As a result, restorations with higher precision are guaranteed.
Thanks to the excellent translucency, fluorescence and opalescence, aesthetically pleasing results can be achieved with VITA Suprinity. Plus, the natural play of colours can be perfectly reproduced with VITA VM 11 veneering material.
Source: VITA Zahnfabrik (2014) – Retrieved from www.vita-zahnfabrik.com on 28/01/2014
VITA Suprinity is indicated for anterior and posterior crowns, veneering structures on implants, veneers, inlays and onlays. It is available in high translucency (HT) and translucent (T) and OM1 in the VITA SYSTEM 3D-MASTER shade as well as in 7 VITA classical shades: A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B2, C2 and D2.
The end product can be characterised and the cut-back technique can be applied by using VITA VM11 porcelain if required.
VITA Suprinity is not available as a pressed ceramic and can only be milled by a Sirona milling machine. Here at Ceramic Studio, we have the latest scanning, milling and sintering equipment as well as the latest computer-aided-design software. You do not need to have an intraoral scanner to take advantage of this new technology. The majority of our work is still from conventional impressions.
If you do have an intraoral scanner and wish to send your impressions digitally you can search for “Ceramic Studio Belmont” in the Sirona Connect portal and add us as a Favourite Laboratory. Chris here is always willing to provide assistance with this should need some guidance so never hesitate to call us on (03) 52 44 4545.
All the best!
Images Courtesy of VITA Zahnfabrik (2014)