SOUTH BEND, Ind., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, announced today that its Mondial 8i-5 degree posterior tooth line has been launched in the United States to meet the requirements of dental practices and laboratories for implant and geriatric prosthetics and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). The new posterior teeth feature wider necks, increased volume and naturally reduced cusps to provide esthetic concealment of supporting structures.
"New indication areas such as implant prosthetics are placing increased demands on the stability, function and esthetics of denture teeth," said Lesley Melvin, Heraeus Laboratory Product Manager. "That is why we have worked so closely with leading dental technicians to ensure that our Mondial 8i-5 degree posterior teeth will complement our existing Mondial and Mondial i posterior and anterior teeth to give dental practices and laboratories a comprehensive denture teeth line that is unsurpassed for its natural appearance, comfort and reliability."
Flatter occlusal morphology for a precise centric
The flat occlusal morphology of the Mondial 8i-5 degree posterior tooth ensures precise centrics with maximum degrees of freedom in the paths of movement. The naturally reduced cusp angle minimizes shear forces and enables maximum chewing efficiency with comfortable, interference-free and accurate function. When used for implant treatments, the flattened multipoint contact area minimizes the initial abrasion. When used for geriatric prosthetics, older patients will appreciate the smooth, functional and easily cleaned morphology. And when used for TMJ therapy, the Mondial 8i-5 degree teeth are ideal due to their exact centric keying and wide range of motion.
Wider tooth base esthetically conceals supporting structures
The wider tooth base of the new Mondial 8i-5 degree posteriors makes it easy to achieve excellent esthetic results in both implant and combination work. Greater basal width and tooth length provide optimum concealment of tertiary and implant structures. The wider tooth base also allows shaping of the gums for an esthetic, easily cleaned result. In addition, the remarkably natural and life-like appearance of each Mondial 8i-5 degree tooth enables it to fit harmoniously into the oral environment.
Setting up with confidence, flexible combinations
Unique centrics enable dental technicians to set up the Mondial 8i-5 degree posteriors easily and securely. Increased proximal surfaces ensure good interdental closure and make setup easier. And since the manufacturing process is identical, the Mondial 8i-5 degree posterior teeth can be combined with all Mondial and Mondial i anterior teeth and posterior maxillary teeth using the Pala "Mix & Match" principle.
All Mondial and Mondial i denture teeth utilize Heraeus' exclusive and proven NanoPearls® filler material, which combines unique micro fillers and nano particles to deliver exceptional color stability and unsurpassed resistance to fracture, abrasion and plaque. Independent abrasion studies conducted at the University of Heidelberg and the Charite hospital in Berlin revealed a 50% higher abrasion resistance for NanoPearls materials compared with conventional PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) acrylic materials.
Mondial 8i-5 degree posteriors, as with all Mondial i teeth, offer such exceptional features as increased transparency and an enhanced incisal edge for those special cases or customers who require enhanced characteristics. The multiple layers of dentin and enamel are blended to create a natural, life-like effect and are easily integrated with residual dentition. A three-dimensional multilayering technique developed by Heraeus elevates Mondial® i teeth beyond the distinct layering transitions of conventional denture teeth. This advanced process interlocks layers to produce a blended, translucent enamel normally found only in natural teeth.
For more information on Heraeus or its products, call (800) 431-1785 or visit www.heraeusdentalusa.com.
Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of 4.1 billion euros and precious metal trading revenues of 17.9 billion euros, as well as more than 12,900 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.
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