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VITA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of VMK Metal Ceramics

By December 5, 2012October 27th, 2015Panadent in the Press

With the development of the first ever metal ceramic in 1962, VITA created a completely new market. For the first time, dental technicians were able to build long-term aesthetic, natural-looking restorations. With the innovation, VITA forever cemented their reputation as a leader in the industry and a manufacturer of cutting-edge dental technology. VITA has continued to enhance their products, leading the way in the field of tooth-coloured veneering materials as well as in the dental technology industry worldwide.

VITA’s dynamic process continued with the introduction of porcelain products that became known as the industry standard, offering vitality, consistent quality, shade fidelity and accuracy. VITA VMK was one of VITA’s inaugural products and offers the lab technician, dentist and patient exceptional physical properties, handling characteristics and, due to its fine structure, clinical wear characteristics that mimic natural tooth enamel.

The ever-growing demands on the functionality and aesthetics of metal ceramic restorations posed the challenge of developing materials that enabled the dental technician to achieve a lifelike result with relatively little effort. VMK “VITA Metal Keramik” from VITA met that challenge.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of VMK, VITA will is offering limited edition porcelain kits for VM9, VM13 and VMK Master veneering material. The special edition kits feature commemorative packaging and are available in small and large sizes. The small kit contains six bottles, which includes one free bottle. The larger kit includes 10 bottles, plus two free bottles for a total of 12. A nostalgic, tin-plate sign is included with every large kit order. All kits include 50 gram bottles only. A creative competition and internet quiz with special prizes can be found at

Panadent has been a provider of innovative dental products since 1968 and is the UK distributor of VITA, manufacturer of the internationally recognised Classical Shade Guide, 3D-Master Shade System, Easyshade Compact and quality VITA restorative materials. For information on VITA VM porcelain and other quality products, call 01689 881788

Peter Gowers

Author Peter Gowers

Peter, Managing Director and Owner started with Panadent as early as 1987. With changing markets from when Mr Oliver Edward Gowers, AKA George, first opened Panadent's doors, Peter developed the company into what it is today, servicing the Dental Lab with a complete One Stop Shop, linking dentists with Labs through new technology and Surgeries with a collection of select products. He created The Advanced Surgical Products Ltd and Panadent Learning Academy Ltd. As well as a holding several posts within the BDIA, Peter is also a keen Yacht Master.

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