NextDent B.V. was founded in 2012 in the Netherlands as an independent subsidiary company under the Vertex Global Holding. The main aim was to complement the dental materials portfolio of its affiliate Vertex-Dental B.V., which has a 77-year track record in developing and producing traditional denture materials and products. Within four years, NextDent became the leading developer and manufacturer of biocompatible dental 3D printing materials.
In January 2017, Vertex Global Holding merged with 3D Systems, a company that provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers specifically designed for dental applications, print materials, on-demand parts services and digital design tools.
The combination of 3D System’s disruptive Figure 4 platform and NextDent’s revolutionary materials will enable us to lead innovation in digital dentistry. We will leverage the unique opportunity to integrate our advanced materials and automated print workflows into transformative digital production solutions delivered to the dental practice and laboratory. Users of these solutions are able to produce trays, models, drilling templates, dentures, orthodontic splints, crowns and bridges with enhanced speed, precision and efficiency and lower cost compared to conventional procedures.
It is the sheer choice you have in printable materials for a wide range of dental applications that makes NextDent materials unique. Our products are classified in accordance with the medical device directive 93/42/EEC, making them suitable for local registrations as well. We offer material in a spectrum of colors, depending on the daily use and the preferences of our customers.
In recent years, 3D Systems has developed a number of dental 3D printers that offer high precision and detail resolution. They are used for the processing of different dental materials, from metal (CoCrMo alloy) to biocompatible resins. Our dental solutions are designed for use in dental laboratories, making production methods faster, easier and more effective.
With the use of our new Figure 4 technology in dentistry, customers will soon be able to produce parts in minutes, versus hours on conventional systems. Using arrays of manufacturing modules, a finished part can be created every few seconds.