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3M recently announced that WIELAND Dental + Technik GmbH & Co. has entered a licensing agreement with 3M for use of 3M’s processed zirconia coloring technology.
The technology reportedly enables the coloring of zirconia-based dental restorations and improves esthetics for patients. With the technology, a dental technician can shade uncolored, tooth-shaped zirconia to a prescribed shade, color-matching the restoration to the natural color of patients’ teeth.