Used to identify or confirm the extent of disease, plan treatments, and educate patients about their oral health, the increasing capabilities of today’s dental radiography technologies make the investment worthy of deliberate consideration.
Allison M. DiMatteo, BA, MPS, with contributions by Kathryn A. Latanyshyn, BA, MS
Recent trends in restoratives—including direct composites and CAD/CAM all-ceramics, along with in-office procedures like tooth whitening—are broadening the scope of treatments that can be performed completely within the dental practice.
Boomers account for nearly half of all consumer spending, and they will remain the most powerful consumer group for the next 30 to 40 years. Is your laboratory prepared to offer the services this generation demands?
The Peter Brasseler Series is an assortment of diamonds manufactured by means of a proprietary diamond selection and bonding process. The diamonds adhere to extremely tight quality assurance tolerances. A leading innovator in dental rotary instruments, Brasseler produces a diamond that strikes the ideal balance of cutting efficiency, smoothness and longevity.
Dentistry has never had such a wide range of options in handpieces—improving efficiency, safety, and comfort, and enabling more precise procedures. These benefits are noticeable to your patients, and often set your practice apart as technologically advanced and patient-friendly.
Committed to Digital Precision with Amann Girrbach
Flawlessly transition your laboratory to a digital solution
When Amann Girrbach launched its open-architecture Ceramill CAD scan and CAM milling system in the United States, Klaus Lampmann and Alexander Wunsche of Zahntechnique (Miami, FL) knew it was time to invest. “What this scanner affords is the flexibility to design products to our exacting standards and either produce them in-house or, if needed, send the design to any milling center that accepts open STL files,” said Wunsche. “We are not confined in our CAD designs by the software nor limited to the production center we want to use or the products we need for our clients.” The robust Ceramill Mind software, which is based on Exocad design software, allows more design freedom than other CAD programs and includes the virtual Artex® articulator with all the settings required for creating a truly functional and complex case complete with fully customizable tooth libraries. Soon the software will offer the ability to design functional surgical stents and guides.
The new Ceramill Map400 is the next generation of advanced, fully automatic, high-performance digital scanners from Amann Girrbach. Highly sensitive 3D sensors provide exceptionally precise (<20 µm), high-resolution data; a new wide angle measuring field is able to handle the largest restorations while minimizing the number of scan images required; and just two axes reduce the scan times of full arches and articulated casts, allowing the laboratory to quickly and precisely scan articulated casts, bite registrations, diagnostic models, soft tissue models, and wax-ups plus bridges up to 14 units. Plus the Map400’s open platform with the Mind software is compatible with other existing hardware and software for maximum flexibility.