Dec. 08, 2020

Formlabs Launches Permanent Crown Resin, Further Digitizing Restorative Dentistry

Formlabs introduces Permanent Crown Resin, a cutting edge, lower cost alternative to chairside milling, and Soft Tissue Starter Pack to empower dentists to provide a better patient experience.

Somerville, MA, Dec. 08, 2020Formlabs, a leading 3D printing company, today announced the expansion of its dental material offerings with the launch of Permanent Crown Resin and Soft Tissue Starter Pack. The introduction of these new materials empowers dental offices and labs to further digitize restorative dentistry and offer patients 3D printed long-term restorations such as fillings, crowns (“caps”), bridges, and implants. 3D printing permanent crowns is a completely new application to the dental industry, and with Formlabs’ new Permanent Crown Resin, the company is one of the first 3D printing manufacturers to offer a high quality solution with a low upfront equipment cost. 


Historically, 3D printing permanent restorations were out of reach due to a lack of appropriate dental materials in the market that had the desired mechanical properties, accuracy and fit compared to milled or conventional materials. An increase in adoption and accessibility for 3D printing in dental over the last five years have opened the door to testing and validating cutting-edge indications. Formlabs’ Permanent Crown Resin provides the material innovation needed to move restorative dentistry forward.


“3D printing improves the patient experience and enables dental labs and practices to provide patients with higher quality, more reliable and affordable solutions to traditional processes,” said Georgio Haddad, Formlabs’ Dental Strategic Partnerships Lead. “We’re committed to innovating our offerings to provide the dental industry with the tools needed to operate at the cutting edge of an increasingly digital workflow and provide patients with high quality care.”


Permanent Crown Resin, whose digital workflow is developed in partnership with BEGO, is a tooth-colored, ceramic-filled resin for 3D printing permanent single crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. With an accessible price point and low per-part cost, this resin enables dental businesses of all sizes to achieve high-quality restorations through 3D printing. Permanent Crown Resin provides users with:

  • High strength, long-term restorations with an accurate and precise fit; 

  • Low water absorption and a smooth finish to decrease the tendency to age, discolor, or accumulate plaque. 


Formlabs’ unique Soft Tissue Starter Pack, which contains Formlabs Flexible 80A Resin and three color pigments, enables dental laboratories to create customizable Soft Tissue Resin to print gingiva masks for implant models. With its reliable printing and consistent digital workflow, Soft Tissue Starter Pack enables dental users to plan implant-based restorations more accurately, minimizing chairside adjustment time and expanding what’s possible with 3D printing in dentistry.  


Permanent crown 3D printing is a groundbreaking innovation within the dental market. The cutting edge material will enable early-adopting dental labs and practices to offer a truly digital approach to restorative dentistry. This, coupled with Soft Tissue Starter Pack and Formlabs’ recent launch of the reformulated Draft Resin, which is capable of four times faster printing speeds, highlights Formlabs’ commitment to the dental industry. Since the launch of its dental unit, the Form 3B, the company has added 19 new formulations and four new indications of its dental materials. Every Formlabs dental material can be seamlessly interchanged and used on a single 3D printing platform, the Form 3B, enabling dental users to streamline and digitize their workflows.


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About Formlabs Dental

Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything. The leading 3D printing company introduced its new dental business unit in November 2019 to uniquely meet the needs of dental labs and practices of all sizes. Formlabs Dental is made up of a team of dental professionals dedicated to providing the best 3D printing solutions in the industry. Formlabs has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients, having printed 13 million dental parts on the Form 2, and expanding this impact even further with the recent additions of its dental-focused hardware devices, the Form 3B and Form 3BL. In addition to its hardware products, Formlabs has over 50 materials scientists and a robust offering of 10+ dental materials that are available to be used on the Form 3B and Form 3BL printer.


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About Formlabs

Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts with offices in Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, Hungary, and North Carolina, Formlabs is the professional 3D printer of choice for engineers, designers, manufacturers, and decision makers around the globe. Formlabs products include the Form 3, Form 3B and Form 3L, powered by an advanced form of stereolithography (SLA) called Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™ 3D printing, Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Form Wash and Form Cure post-processing solutions, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, and Form Cell manufacturing solution. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials that continue to push the boundaries for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.

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