Desktop Health and Carbon, two leaders in medical additive manufacturing, have validated Flexcera Smile Ultra+ for use on the Carbon platform, expanding access to the nanoceramic resin for hundreds of high-volume dental labs around the world.
Flexcera Smile Ultra+ is revolutionizing digital dentistry with its exceptional strength, lifelike aesthetics and long-lasting performance. This groundbreaking material enables durable, 3D-printed restorations such as dentures, crowns, bridges, veneers and more.
“Demand for our superior Flexcera family of resins has been overwhelming in the marketplace,” said Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “This is the first time we’re making our proprietary resin available to another 3D hardware provider. We’re delighted to work with Carbon, which is widely respected in the dental lab community.”
“Our customers continue to lead the charge in converting the industry from analog to digital dentures. Collectively, they have produced hundreds of thousands of dentures on our platform, but this represents only a small percentage of all dentures made, as we are still in the early innings of 3D printed dentures,” said Phil DeSimone, Office of the CEO, Carbon. “We remain dedicated to helping labs meet the growing needs of the industry and are thrilled to offer Flexera Smile Ultra+ to our customers. The materials are highly regarded in the market and are a natural fit within our portfolio.”
Flexcera Smile Ultra+ is FDA 510(k) Class II approved for permanent and temporary dental restorations and is available in the U.S., soon to be available in the EU.
Lou Azzara, President of Desktop Health, added, “We are excited to provide the dental community access to the outstanding aesthetic and strength benefits of Flexcera through our partners at Carbon.”
Later this year, Carbon and Desktop Health plan to introduce Flexcera Base, another denture material with high fracture resistance.