Dental Medicine – Materials for quick and cheap dentures

In the field of dental materials, the Fraunhofer ISC has many years of experience in implementing material developments into applications. With low-cost material alternatives and materials that can be processed directly in the dental practice, as well as new bioactive materials for age-appropriate dental care, we counter the cost pressure in health care and demographic development.

Process for the production of CAD/CAM blocks

© K. Selsam-Geißler, Fraunhofer ISC
Extruder for the production of CAD/CAM composite blocks.

The new process developed by the Fraunhofer ISC creates the prerequisites for the fully automated production of high-quality composite blocks, from the raw material to saleable tooth blocks. The advantage of this process is that the individual steps are combined to form a continuous process without separate mixing units or manual shaping.

Learn more about the process in the corresponding press release (german).

Here you can read the article "New manufacturing process for CAD/CAM blocks - for a high-quality and cost-effective dental prosthesis" by Zahntechnik Magazine (March 2018), in which Dr. Herbert Wolter explains the new manufacturing process in more detail.

Dental Hybrid Materials

  • Functionalized and (bio-)active materials for tooth preservation and prosthetics
  • Application-adapted materials without dental monomers, (nanohybrid) composites, glass ionomer cements
  • Adhesives (self or total etch)
  • Materials for direct and indirect restorations (fillings, crowns, etc.)
  • Application-related chemical and physical characterization
  • Structuring and shaping processes (e.g. 3D printing, CAD/CAM)
  • Filler synthesis
  • Dental restoration and prophylaxis materials (ceram.x® / Admira® / Admira® Fusion / Admira® Fusion x-tra / Admira® Fusion x-base)


Dental Glass Ceramics

  • Adjustable translucency
    (partial transparency)
  • Adjustable mechanical properties
    (e.g. strength and polishing behavior)
  • Very good chemical resistance
  • Intermediate stage can be mechanically processed easily and rapidly and can be processed to glass ceramics in a short tempering step
  • Commercially available by the names of Suprinity® and Celtra® since the end of 2013

Admira Fusion

The cooperation of Voco and Fraunhofer ISC resulted in the first universal dental filling material world-wide. It was made possible by the innovative combination of the established nano hybrid technology with the ORMOCER® technology developed by Fraunhofer ISC.


Watch our video about
Admira Fusion:

Your local contact

Rick Niebergall

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Rick Niebergall

Head of Glass Technology

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-252

Bernhard Durschang

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Dr. Bernhard Durschang

Deputy Head of Glass Technology

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-304