Crystallizing glasses

Glass ceramics for dental applications

From the blank to the formed denture.
© Fraunhofer / Piotr Banczerowski

From the blank to the formed denture.

The winning team of Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC: Dr. Jörn Probst and Dr. Bernhard Durschang (right). The researchers developed a dental prosthesis and were awarded the Fraunhofer "Technology for People" prize.
© Fraunhofer / Piotr Banczerowski

The winning team of Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC: Dr. Jörn Probst and Dr. Bernhard Durschang (right). The researchers developed a dental prosthesis and were awarded the Fraunhofer "Technology for People" prize.

Until the development of Fraunhofer-ISC solution, glass ceramics were considered exhausted. High-strength dental glass ceramic for chairside procedures.
© Fraunhofer / Piotr Banczerowski

Until the development of Fraunhofer-ISC solution, glass ceramics were considered exhausted. High-strength dental glass ceramic for chairside procedures.

The glass group of Fraunhofer ISC has many years of experience in the development of glass ceramics, for example for dental applications. Special material properties can be realized in a glass ceramic material. Both the material development and the development of the manufacturing process take place in the certified area, taking into account the guidelines and QM measures required for medical products.

Development of glasses and glass ceramics for

  • CAD/CAM applications
  • Pressing process
  • Laser milling
  • High temperature veneers
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Features & Benefits

  • Natural colours and translucency
  • Biological compatibility
  • Flexural strength > 400 MPa (DIN-EN 6872: three-point bending)
  • Adapted coefficient of thermal expansion
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Production of glasses and glass ceramics

  • Process development
  • Production of semi-finished products
  • Prototype plant construction
 
>> Read more in the press release about "New teeth: high-strength - and immediately usable" newly developed dental prosthesis. The two researchers of Fraunhofer ISC, Dr. Bernhard Durschang and Dr. Jörn Probst, received the Fraunhofer Prize for "Technology for People" for their work.

Glass ceramics on the market developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC.

Video: Significantly improved glass ceramics: New teeth: high-strength - and immediately usable

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The demands placed on a dental prosthesis are high: it should look natural, endure accidental bites on a cherry stone - and if possible, the patient should be able to wait in the dentist's chair while the dental prosthesis is individually milled and inserted. Dr. Bernhard Durschang and Dr. Jörn Probst from Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC have developed such a dental prosthesis and are awarded the Fraunhofer "Technology for People" prize.