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Engineered specifically for the production of precision dental prosthetics, the DWX-50, combing advanced features with exceptional performance, is the ideal wax, PMMA and Zirconia milling machine.
BruxZir Solid Zirconia Crowns & Bridges are a virtually unbreakable CAD/CAM milled all-zirconia restoration. BruxZir Solid Zirconia Crowns & Bridges are full contoured zirconia restorations with no porcelain overlay.
The Boston CAD/CAM Center provides advanced digital and milling technology to ensure dependable results and offers Procera® Custom Abutments (Ti $205, Zr $245) that fit many implant systems, including...See more Branemark System®, Nobel Replace™, Replace®, Nobel Perfect®, SteriOssHL™, Astra Tech®, Camlog®, Straumann® and more. The new Zimmer and 3i platforms for zirconia will soon be available. Also offered are titanium NobelProcera™ Implant Bar Overdenture frameworks. Call or email for details on design, milling, frameworks, Procera zirconia, titanium abutments and turnaround time.
The CAD/CAM System 5-TEC by ZIRKONZAHN in the 5-axis + 1 configuration is indicated for almost all dental technology uses and with all materials. This system allows processing pre-sintered zirconium dioxide,...See more pre-sintered aluminum oxide, resin, wax, metals, wood and even glass-ceramics. This wide array of applications is made possible by the new function: Wet grinding/Wet milling M5.
The Ceramill CAD/CAM system from AMANN GIRRBACH AMERICA is a fully integrated, efficient solution that allows laboratories of all sizes to control fabrication processes in-house. The system includes the...See more automated Map400 scanner; Mind software with Artex® virtual articulator; five-axis, wet/dry Motion2 mill; and advanced materials such as Zolid zirconia and Sintron® soft CrCo. Built on an open-architecture, modular platform, the system offers flexibility and scalability: the components are optimized to work together but are also compatible with other open hardware/software so you can seamlessly exchange data with others and not limit your options for future expansions or upgrades.
Ceramill Motion from AMANN GIRRBACH is a compact CNC milling machine that offers quick and precise framework fabrication in zirconium oxide, acrylic and wax. Clean and efficient, this CAM unit mills most...See more types of frameworks. Using Ceramill Match CAM software, the CAD data is converted into milling data at high speed.
The DC5 from ZUBLER USA offers simultaneous five-axis machining of custom abutments, bars and full arch bridges. It's capable of dry milling zirconia, alumina, wax, PMMA, composite, splint resins, cobalt-chromium...See more and all standard model materials, and wet milling cobalt-chromium, titanium and IPS e.max CAD. It converts from wet to dry milling in under five minutes and has a 10-position tool holder with automatic tool changing and a 60,000rpm Jäger spindle; a seven-disc changer is optional. The open-architecture, fast CAM software is available separately for any mill in the dental industry.
From DELCAM HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, the Delcam CAD/CAM software suite provides an open solution for the design and manufacture of high quality restorations in 3D. Each product in the CAD/CAM suite—from...See more scanning and designing through manufacturing the model using CNC or 3D printers—can be sold individually or as a complete package.
DENTSPLY PROSTHETICS' Compartis ISUS services provide CAD-designed and CAM high-precision milled suprastructures fabricated from a single block of titanium or cobalt chrome for a fully passive, accurate...See more fit. They are available in traditional bars, or fixed hybrid bars and bridges, and fit over 250 implant systems. Compartis ISUS Bars, Hybrids and Bridges cover suprastructures for up to eight implant placements and 12 tooth units, are screw-retained directly on the implants and accommodate almost any implant system or multiple systems used within the same arch. They carry a Dentsply 10-year warranty against breakage.
In addition to providing the Astra Tech Implant System™, Ankylos® and XiVE®, DENTSPLY Implants also offers the Atlantis™ patient-specific, CAD/CAM solution for all major implant systems....See more Atlantis abutments are available for cement-retained and single-tooth, screw-retained restorations and can be ordered in a wide range of materials including titanium, gold-shaded titanium and up to five shades of zirconia. By using 3D-scanned imaging, Atlantis abutments are uniquely designed based on the final desired tooth shape and can be conveniently ordered 24/7 via Atlantis WebOrder.
STERNGOLD's ERA Implant System combines the popular ERA Overdenture Attachment with a narrow-diameter, vertically resilient implant that immediately stabilizes the denture and protects an osseous graft...See more site. It's designed for both transitional and long-term denture stabilization, featuring the capability to correct implant misangulation.
Aurident's Delta Milling Center provides hybrid or titanium custom abutments for a number of the most popular implant systems at an economical price. Aurident can mill abutment copings from either Aurident's...See more Delta Zirconia or BruxZir® Zirconia. Turnaround time for completed cases is typically four to five working days after receipt of models or scans.
Seoul, Korea-based MEDIT spent three years working with Solutionix, its sister company that manufactures high-end industrial scanners, to develop this compact, open-architecture scanner that uses white-light...See more scanning and twin-camera technology to scan full-arch models, single/multi-units and impressions. Medit is looking for U.S. distributors with plans to open a U.S. office this year.
IVOCLAR VIVADENT's IPS e.max CAD lithium disilicate material combines strength, durability and lifelike esthetics into a single glass ceramic. With flexibility in terms of shades, translucency and cementation,...See more it can adapt to a variety of clinical situations. Using high-tech CAD/CAM fabrication, anterior crowns, posterior crowns and inlays/onlays all exhibit precision quality and fit. The monolithic form of IPS e.max CAD lithium disilicate is one of the most durable restorations available today.
The Maestro 3D Desktop Scanning System is a fast and affordable digital model system that creates fully rendered 3D models from intraoral scans, bites, impressions or existing models with accuracy, clarity...See more and resolution. From GREAT LAKES ORTHODONTICS, Maestro 3D is designed with the intuitive Ortho Studio software package, and analytical tools that allow the user to efficiently manage and edit .stl files, perform complex measurements, create virtual bases and occlusal maps, and analyze cases. It also saves space by digitally archiving patient models.
B&D DENTAL TECHNOLOGY's Origin CAD/CAM system mills titanium implant abutments, zirconia, cobalt-chromium (NP), full contour ceramics, wax/PMMA (castable), VITA® CADTemp and NobleTitan titanium. The...See more system's precision-milled full contour zirconia features very detailed anatomy. Competitively priced, the Origin solution is comprehensive, versatile, accurate and cost-effective. For more information or to arrange a demonstration, contact the company.
The ORIGIN® Desktop Series systems deliver. Competitively priced and entirely capable, the ORIGIN systems provide streamlined CAD/CAM production, giving your laboratory the absolute advantage. ORIGIN...See more CAD/CAM offers the ultimate solution for material selection and "dead-on" accuracy milled from one compact and cost effective system. Precise milling of Zirconia, Wax, Castable PMMA. Upgradable for Full Contour Ceramic and ORIGIN Custom Implant Abutment (Hybrid and Titanium) milling. ORIGIN runs an open architecture, digital operating system, with secured integration for all dental prosthetic operations. Expand the limits of CAD/CAM manufacturing and extend your range of quality product offerings with ORIGIN.
LEACH & DILLON's Perfect Match products are designed for CAD/CAM restorations including porcelain, zirconia and lithium disilicate. Sensation SL™ Perfect Match Tooth Color Spacer kit matches the...See more internal color of a prepared tooth structure, important when placing fairly translucent restorations and allows you to accurately layer or stain the restoration. The material eliminates time-consuming, expensive composite dies and the kit includes 11 shades. Sensation SL Perfect Match Divex Liquid reduces the surface reaction layer formed on lithium disilicate during pressing. Sensation SL Perfect Match Glaze Paste comes in two formulas: one for PFMs and one for zirconia and lithium disilicate.
PRIMOTEC's new Premio Plus mill is a robust, five-axis simultaneous, fully open system that offers laboratories industry-quality milling. It's capable of dry milling zirconia, CoCr, PMMA, wax, composites...See more and polyurethane (models) and wet milling titanium and ceramics (IPS e.max). Due to the design and suction, the mill is very efficient and clean; switching from wet to dry or one material to another is quick and easy and takes just minutes.
ZIRKONZAHN produces high quality zirconia with various grades of translucency. The new Prettau-Zirconia allows you to fabricate strong full zirconia bridges with natural esthetics. Zirkonzahn's 5-Tec CAD/CAM...See more system has multiple applications, including crowns and bridges, occlusally screw-retained bridges, abutments, bars, attachments, inlays/onlays, bite splints and veneers. The company manufactures a wide range of products for technicians and has customers in over 80 countries.
With CADBLU's easy-to-learn partial design station, you can design RPD frameworks in as little as 10 minutes using an interface that's similar to traditional framework designing methods. CADBLU pairs 3Shape's...See more new removable partial denture software with a digital graphics tablet and allows users to draw their frameworks on screen in real-time with minimal effort. Output your designs to a 3D Systems ProJet DP3510 wax printer and produce as many as 50 ready-to-cast partials per day.
Suitable for any material, CIMsystem's SUM3D Dental open CAM system has a simple and intuitive graphic interface and offers an extensive range of automated and customizable features. Material consumption,...See more tool paths, strategies and offsets are optimized for a wide range of milling solutions and all libraries are customizable. Other time- and cost-reducing features include: automatic management of stocks, implants, abutments, interlock, undercuts and holes; prep-line, pin and connector creation; material optimization and nesting; and collision check, statistics and reporting.
Suntech® Full Zirconia crowns and bridges are an affordable, durable and esthetic alternative to full cast crowns and bridges. Using Suntech® CAD/CAM Technology, the anatomical features, size...See more and shape of a Suntech® Full Zirconia crown or bridge are designed from the scan of a model or from an STL file. The restoration is then milled full contour to a perfect replica of the digital design. Once the desired shade is established, the crown is hand-stained and glazed. • Alternative to Full Gold Crowns, PFG's and pressed ceramics • Huge cost saving for labs and dentists • Available in 16 Vita shades • Uses conventional cements • More than twice the strength of other pressed ceramics
TD DENTAL SUPPLY offers milling waxes for use in fabricating full cast or press restorations and try-ins, as well as for machine calibration. The wax discs are strong and stable and burn out clean and...See more residue free. The cost-effective, time-saving material is compatible with wet and dry CAM systems.
SCHÜTZ DENTAL GROUP's TiZian open-architecture CAD/CAM system is an economical and easy-to-use system for producing precise copings, implant-supported bars, telescopic work and bridges up to 16 units...See more out of zirconium, castable acrylic, wax, occlusal zirconia or provisional material. The isostatically pressed zirconia blocks come in 16- and 20-mm depths in six different sizes. The nesting software allows you to place up to 30 units on one block to maximize productivity and reduce costs. You can also mill on unused portions of zirconium and acrylic blocks for increased savings. There are no bar codes, dongle fees or maintenance/software contracts required. The TiZian software includes a virtual articulator that works with all systems and an abutment designer with a library of 11 implant systems to which you can add.
From VIDENT, VITA's machinable ceramics—manufactured using dry pressing procedures to ensure uniformity regardless of thickness—are now offered in disc form for open CAD/CAM systems. VITA In-Ceram...See more YZ Discs feature a diameter of 98mm and a height of 14, 18 or 20mm and are ideal for multi-unit bridge structures with long spans. VITA CAD-Temp Discs are made of machinable polymer composite material that blends strength and elasticity; they are ideal for long-term temporary restorations. VITA CADWaxx Discs are a millable, filler-free acrylate polymer that can be used in place of wax to produce full contour restorations.
HARVEST DENTAL's new ZCAD Diagnostic Wax Discs are made of an enamel-colored, white modeling wax optimized for high-speed milling. They allow you to digitally produce highly esthetic, lifelike presentation...See more cases that exhibit opacity, translucency and value. The material is stable and durable under high milling speeds and offers excellent handling and performance. In addition, the technician-friendly wax exhibits an "analog" quality for adjusting and characterizing on the bench. The discs measure 98.5 x 18mm and are compatible with open milling systems.
INDENCO DENTAL PRODUCTS offers high quality, economically priced machinable polymers in 98.5- or 100-mm diameters in five shades (A0, A1, A2, B1 and C1) and various thicknesses. ZCAD Wax-Press pucks are...See more made from ash-free modeling wax and used for milling patterns for metal ceramic, full cast or pressed ceramic restorations; they can also be used for machine calibration. ZCAD is also available in white for diagnostic cases. ZCAD Poly-Cast, a highly translucent, PMMA, filler-free acrylic polymer that burns out clean and residue free, is used for the pressing and casting technique, drilling implant templates and creating temporary structures to check fit. ZCAD Temp-Fix, a crossed-linked, PMMA acrylic polymer with micro-filler, is used for monochromatic long-term temporary restorations.
Once scan data is imported, the CAD design software in the Zfx suite guides the user, step-by-step, through the design process, allowing the user to control each detail and tailor the system to suit his...See more specific needs. From ZIMMER DENTAL, the complete software package includes: Zfx CAD Design Software for crown and bridge restorations, Abutment Design Module, Virtual Articulator and TruSmile.