Schott: The Finer Things

27 03 2009
Photo courtesy of Schott.

Photo courtesy of Schott.

With so much focus on what goes in the tooth—composite, amalgam, etc.—it’s easy to overlook what goes in what goes in the tooth. Schott, a leading manufacturer of special glass powders for dental fillings made of composite materials, spends a lot of time thinking about just that.

In addition to celebrating 125 years in business here at IDS, the company is also debuting its new NanoFine dental glass powder, consisting of particles that are only 180 nanometers in size. “Glass powder is a key component of modern dental composites,” Dr. Jorn Besinger, head of development at Schott, explained. “Hardly anyone knows that a dental filling contains up to 80% glass powder.”

Photo courtesy of Schott.

Photo courtesy of Schott.

By further developing its proprietary multi-stage grinding process, Schott has delivered a powder whose particles are incredibly small in size with a tolerance of only 30 nm and a very narrow grain size distribution.

For more information, visit www.schott.com.

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