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Juvora approved for dental crowns and bridges

THORNTON CLEVELEYS, March 3, 2015

Juvora Dental Disc has been approved for dental laboratories and dentists to create precise, custom-fit crowns and bridges.

The extended CE approval permits its use in the European market for anterior and posterior crowns as well as posterior and three-unit bridges, said a statement.

Previously, the dental disc, manufactured from the high-performance polymer PEEK (polyetheretherketone), was permitted only for the CAD/CAM-based manufacture of implant-borne, fixed and removable prosthetics, it said.

Dr Rajesh Vijay, a UK-based dentist, said: “Today using Juvora I’m able to tune prosthetics for a patient to their very specific individual needs. Patients of mine, who have had Juvora instead of metal frameworks, report that their comfort levels are much better. The reason they can say that with confidence is usually because they’ve worn a metal based prosthesis before so they can tell the difference.”

Lynne Todd, director of Juvora, said: “We designed the Juvora Dental Disc as a framework for dental prosthetics with CAD/CAM-based production in mind, in order to offer the market an innovative solution. New opportunities are now being opened up with the approval for crowns and bridges.

As the high performance polymer provides significantly more shock absorption than metals (26 times more than titanium), it may help to address the effects of certain conditions such as bruxism/parafunction and comfort.

Juvora is sourced exclusively for the dental market from Invibio Biomaterial Solutions, and is the only PEEK that has been used successfully in human medical devices for 15 years. - TradeArabia News Service




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