Amber Mill case studyAmber Mill case study 2Amber Mill case study 3Clinicians and dental technicians all over the world have been using the Amber range of lithium disilicate glass ceramics to create aesthetic, reliable and hardwearing restorations. Now, DB Lab Supplies is delighted to be in partnership with Korean manufacturer HASS Bio (Human Aid System Supplier) to bring Amber to the UK market.

A revolutionary machinable lithium disilicate

Economical and efficient in application, Amber materials have excellent optical properties, a simple processing method and possess an impressive flexural strength. Consequently, Amber Mill lithium disilicate ceramics are creating a demand among dental technicians and clinicians. The Amber family includes blocks and blanks for milling (Amber Mill), ingots for pressing (Amber Press), and ingots for pressing over zirconia frameworks (Amber Lisi POZ).

Amber Mill: achieve greater control over translucency

Amber Mill is available in blocks and blanks. And so it is suitable for the fabrication of crowns, bridges, inlays onlays and veneers. The nano-lithium disilicate technology (NLD) offers a range of advantages. These include the unique ability to control translucency by adjusting the firing temperature – therefore one ingot can produce four variations – HT, MT, LT and MO.

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The user selects the translucency and the firing temperature determines this. During the heat treatment, crystal size and density are increased and consequently the mechanical properties are reinforced and translucency value changed. The higher the temperature when firing, the more opaque the restoration.

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Even after finalising, the translucency can still be adjusted as the restoration can be re-fired from HT-MT onwards. As a result users can achieve a wide spectrum of light-optical properties with a quarter of the usual number of blanks required. Due to its natural-looking light-reflecting properties (remarkable opalescence and fluorescence), Amber Mill produces excellent aesthetics.

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Left competitor, right Amber Mill HT A2

High edge stability

The biaxial flexural strength is 450 MPa after crystallisation, making restorations monolithic, and its strength in its milling state is 250MPa. These properties therefore result in high-edge stability with more predictable mills and no chipping. Amber Mill is also compatible with the majority of veneering ceramics.

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A – lithium disilicate, B – hybrid resin, C – hybrid resin, D – Amber Mill

Discover new frontiers in lithium disilicate with Amber Mill

Amber Mill’s revolutionary technology offers freedom of translucency with a quarter of the stock levels. Therefore proving it deserves a place on your inventory list. Offering the entire vita spectrum including bleach shades, impressive biaxial flexure strength, and outstanding machinability, you can consequently produce restorations that possess excellent aesthetics and durability, time and time again.

About DB Orthodontics

It is our company mission to become a global leader in orthodontic and laboratory supplies. With over 45 years’ experience in orthodontics, we recognise the importance of quality, service and innovation. Working to ISO13485 standards we strive for perfection in all that we do. From unique product design to the excellent service provided by our dedicated customer service and sales teams. We are consequently continually developing our product range. We design innovative products through consultation with leading orthodontists from the world. Therefore this ensures our products meet the high standards expected by today’s practitioners.


Read about the full range of Amber CAD/CAM products here.

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