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VITA Zahnfabrik and Stratasys Announce Collaboration Plans for Aesthetic 3D-Printed Dentures

Chris Reese
Chris Reese - April 19, 2023
Chris Reese - April 19, 2023

Agreement would enable dental labs to use Stratasys TrueDent™ denture solution with VITA certified tooth shades to dramatically improve denture aesthetics

VITA Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co. KG, a pioneer in tooth shade precision, dental prosthetics and technology, and Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, recently announced they plan to offer VITA’s certified, industry-leading tooth shades and prosthetic expertise within Stratasys’ TrueDent monolithic 3D-printed denture solutions. The combination would provide dental laboratories with an upgraded digital color workflow and promote higher efficiency in creating digital dental appliances. 

TrueDent is a new FDA-cleared (Class II) dental resin made specifically for the fabrication of dental appliances, including removable dentures. It is used exclusively with the Stratasys J5 DentaJet® 3D printer. 

VITA Zahnfabrik and Stratasys: a forward-looking partnership 

Combining Stratasys’ solution for dentures with VITA’s certified tooth shades and prosthetic know-how would enable dental labs to more efficiently produce a large number of personalized restorations in the same print job. Labs would be able to print aesthetically accurate full-arch dentures with VITA’s shade standards, color gradients and structures to meet the restoration requirements in a completely digital workflow. 

"We are thrilled to develop this partnership with Stratasys to bring our expertise in dental prosthetics and aesthetics to the table. Leveraging their unique multi-material jetting technology and advanced software features, customers would be able to select VITA certified tooth shades and produce a large number of personalized, highly aesthetic full arch restorations in the same print job ," said Dr. Emanuel Rauter, CEO of VITA Zahnfabrik.

A partnership with VITA Zahnfabrik represents an exciting opportunity to further enhance our innovative TrueDent monolithic 3D printed denture solution

“A partnership with VITA Zahnfabrik represents an exciting opportunity to further enhance our innovative TrueDent monolithic 3D printed denture solution,“ said Ronen Lebi, Vice President, Dental at Stratasys. “With VITA’s rich experience in dental prosthetics, aesthetics and shade precision, we believe we can set new benchmarks for aesthetics in digital denture production.”

With a focus on customer and patient satisfaction, both companies aim to provide dental technicians and denturists with the most efficient way to create digital highly aesthetic full dentures and to continuously improve their solution. 

Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care. 

VITA Zahnfabrik has been developing, producing and distributing innovative, high-quality products and restoration solutions for dental technology and dentistry for almost 100 years. Areas of expertise range from analog and digital shade determination, denture teeth and veneering materials, press ceramics and CAD/CAM materials and furnaces and dental materials. VITA’s focus on the development of innovative system solutions for the functional and esthetic reproduction of tooth structures. With scientific expertise and targeted training programs, VITA supports and advises dental experts from more than 125 countries in their daily work. To find out more about VITA, please visit or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.

Stratasys, TrueDent, DentaJet, and J5 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Stratasys Ltd. And/or its affiliates. 

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