edelweiss CAD/CAM BLOCK
edelweiss dentistry presents a breakthrough in the fabrication of CAD/CAM materials. Through a process of laser sintering and vitrification the finished product consists of a single glass-phase embedded in a resin matrix.
As a result, the esthetic properties are similar to that of feldspathic glass ceramic without having the brittleness of pure ceramics. The strength and optical properties are similar to that of ceramics but maintaining the flexibility and repairability of polymer based materials.
Note: This product is available and approved exclusively for dental customer groups.
- Glass as a single phase for esthetics
- Silica glass plus Aluminium oxide for compressive strength
- Resin for elasthicity
- ZnO und F- for biocompatibility
- Flexural Strength: 200 MPa
- Compressive Strength: 550 GPa
- Flexural Modulus: 20 GPa
- Surface Hardness: 100 HV
edelweiss CAD/CAM Block exhibits natural translucency, with light reflection showing an extremely glossy surface.
The edelweiss blocks are more translucent than other blocks giving a more natural appearance which may be attributed to the aluminium oxide and barium silicate glass.
The composition of edelweiss CAD/CAM Blocks are mainly barium/silicate glass, zinc oxide nanoparticles, aluminium oxide and fluoride.
Barium silicate glass ensures adequate bonding to the tooth structure using the edelweiss bonding system.
The addition of zinc oxide nanoparticles provides antibacterial properties preventing any plaque accumulation on the surface of the material.
Fluoride enables possible hydroxyapatite regeneration if required. The addition of ZnO and F- is unique to the edelweiss CAD/CAM Blocks.
Aluminium oxide provides additional strength and improves the optical properties of the CAD/CAM block.