Color control for esthetic dentures with the 3D printed model in red

Close to reality: SHERAprint-model in aesthetic red.

Dental restorations must not only function, but also look natural. The right (color) tone of the veneer or crown plays a decisive role here. Especially in the anterior region, it requires a high degree of color sensitivity, understanding of translucency, light refraction and reflection to be able to produce highly esthetic dentures. Nevertheless, it often happens that a restoration which looks perfect in terms of color on the model has a completely different appearance in the patient's mouth. This is despite the fact that photos of the patient, color scales, sample teeth or digital techniques for determining the tooth color were taken into account beforehand. The reason: the color situation on the working model is different from that in the patient's mouth. Despite the dental technician's experience and intuition, it is also important to have a good working basis. For this purpose, SHERA has developed a 3D printing resin for models that almost perfectly imitates the color situation in the patient's mouth.

SHERAmodel-print aesthetic red palate

Models in the right tone offer full color control

The new SHERAprint-model aesthetic red is currently the only model material for DLP printing that mimics the color of natural gums. This allows the dental technician to control the effect of his work in the patient's mouth at any time during the manufacturing process and achieve esthetic results that fit and strike the right note. Models in other shades can distort the subjective color impression, resulting in costly surprises in the patient's mouth later on. It is part of the daily routine of laboratories to have to make color changes after the first fitting of crowns or veneers, for example. The new red modeling resin helps to prevent this extra work.

SHERAprint-model aesthetic red has been developed for printing high-precision veneer and inlay models, die and implant models as well as models for combination telescope work and full prosthetics. In addition, many instructors, such as Axel Seeger, Jan Holger Bellmann or Olaf van Iperen, rely on the new model resin in aesthetic red from SHERA for their course models.

Details such as gingival structures and palatal folds look natural

For SHERAprint-model aesthetic red, SHERA recommends 50 µm layer thickness for high-quality models with a smooth surface. The surfaces show even the smallest details in the ginigva or the structure of the palatal folds. The material is designed for DLP printing with a wavelength of 385 nm. The optimal printing parameters are already integrated into the additive workflow of the SHERAprint system.

Accurately print dies and matching gingiva as well

Precise dies and matching gingiva

It is particularly exciting to the model in red, print removable stumps from the 3D printing material SHERAprint-model desert. With the SHERAeasy-model model builder software, all dies can be created very quickly and intuitively in a short time and then printed precisely. If desired, a matching gingival mask can also be printed from SHERAprint-gingiva, which sits completely inconspicuously on the model in the same shade and can be elastically removed again. This creates a highly accurate comfortable model with a natural-looking and esthetic reproduction of the oral situation.

Models in aestehtic red also as printing service

Even those who do not yet have their own 3D printer in the lab can order a model from the red model material from SHERA as a printing service. The free SHERAeasy-model upload tool is available for this purpose. This is used to transfer the STL data. The SHERA team then designs the model - with dies or gingiva, for example, if desired. If you want to take the design of the model into your own hands as a basis for your work, the design version of the SHERAeasy-model model builder also includes the patented die geometry SHERAprint-cone for precise seating of all dies.

Less rework, more reputation

Hitting the right note is not only important for the reputation of the dental laboratory and practice. It also plays a major role economically whether touch-ups have to be made and a patient re-appointed. This costs time that neither the dentist nor the dental technician can account for. Dental technicians who perfectly match the color situation of patients also score points on their competence account. With models from SHERAprint-model in aesthetic red, the success rate and the satisfaction of both customers and patients increase significantly.

SHERAprint-model aesthetic red is now available exclusively from SHERA, for example in the online store. Anyone who would like to view the material can simply make an appointment with SHERA's nationwide sales team.