Get ready to discover the latest trends in dental technology at the 40th International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne from March 14th to 18th, 2023. With cutting-edge advancements in additive production and digital methods, it’s no surprise that the dental alloys market is changing rapidly. However, what is remarkable is that metal ceramics are still a top choice for many patients due to their long-term reliability and beautiful aesthetics achieved through skillful dental technology.
While the industry has been trending towards digitally-driven production processes, analog metal ceramics continue to hold their own against computer-controlled technology, particularly for patients seeking high aesthetic standards for their fixed restorations. Even with every innovation, all materials retain their relevance, and metal ceramics stand out due to an ingenious concept implemented in Germany for 60 years. By modifying the network former silicon dioxide with alkaline earth metals, the ceramic veneer fits tightly without chipping off, resulting in functional and aesthetically convincing restorations with low loss rates.
Thanks to innovative processing methods, alloys are experiencing a boost in popularity, especially with the trend towards 3D printing. Laser metal fusion technology, selective laser melting, and direct metal laser sintering are just a few of the methods used to produce crowns, bridges, and denture bases from non-precious metal dental alloys.
According to Dr. Markus Heibach, Chief Operating Officer of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers e.V., “there is a lot happening in the field of metal dental materials, and this is also the reason for a shift in business models.” Visitors to IDS 2023 can learn about the latest ancillary conditions and celebrate a special anniversary under the motto: “100 years of IDS – shaping the dental future.” Don’t miss your chance to experience the comprehensive overview of the dental industry’s latest advancements at IDS 2023!