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Inside Dentistry
August 2018
Volume 14, Issue 8

The State of the Art for Partial Dentures

R. Scott Clark, president of Dental Arts Laboratories, Inc., on Zirlux® Acetal from Zahn Dental

Zirlux Acetal is a semiflexible material that is ideal for partial denture frameworks and other metal-free removable applications.

What is the primaryadvantage of a Zirlux Acetalframe over traditionalpartials? These "toothborne" partials are designed to be supported by existing dentition.

What characteristics does it exhibit? It offers high tensile and flexural strength, low friction and moisture absorption, and excellent color and dimensional stability.

How does this material benefit the patient? It provides a highly esthetic, durable, fatigue-resistant, metal-free, and toothborne option for removable frameworks.

Our dentists prioritize exceptional patient care, so we are committed to helping them via the application of state-of-the-art digital technology and premium, ongoing continuing education. As we began to move toward digital design and fabrication for full and partial dentures, we sought a material for our DAL Second Nature Partial Dentures line that would provide esthetic value, durability for long-term performance, and patient comfort. Our search led us directly to Zirlux® Acetal, a CAD/CAM millable thermoplastic material that is well suited for the fabrication of a wide variety of removable appliances.

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