On the web, you can find a lot of tips on how to choose the CAD/CAM system of your dreams. The question is really important, given the cost of the equipment and the functionality that it should perform. As a rule, in these cases, everything comes down to banal advice, such as” decide on the price”,” choose a reliable company with a name”,” pay attention to the functionality”, what materials the machine works with, and so on and so forth. In General, everything is true, but it hardly removes all the questions. The CAD / CAM system greatly facilitated the life of dentists and accelerated the treatment process. But in itself, this is a very complex set of devices, and all the nuances can make your head spin. Therefore, we decided to launch a series of materials in which we will review the best CAD/CAM systems in our opinion. We will draw on our experience, the experience of other dentists and the recommendations mentioned above. Without further ADO, only specifics! And let’s start with the Fit system from the legendary Finnish company Planmeca.
First of all, it is worth noting that this option is suitable only for the clinic, but not for the laboratory. The system is the same type as CEREC, but with its own obvious advantages.
Planmeca Fit is designed so that instead of two visits, the patient can receive treatment within one hour – this is how much time will pass from the moment of scanning to the moment of fixation. And no temporary crowns or physical models of teeth. For the patient, this is a reduced pain and nerves, and for the doctor, the opportunity to see more patients in a short period of time and make the most effective use of the clinic’s resources.
Planmeca Fit allows you to maximize the efficiency of the clinic by eliminating unproductive steps. Thanks to the intelligent licensing of the Planmeca Romexis software, different stages of work (scanning, modeling and milling) can be performed simultaneously by different users. This allows you to accept a larger number of patients in a short period of time and make the most effective use of the clinic’s resources.
The configuration may vary depending on the price or functionality, but we will choose the most optimal one.
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The best choice will be the planmill 40s premium segment machine. It works with a wide range of materials, such as ceramics, IPS e. max CAD, IPS Empress CAD, resin-based Materials, and Ivoclar Telio CAD. The machine has two high-speed spindles (50,000 rpm), and different modes for different materials optimize the speed of operation without compromising quality. You can even work with ultra-thin veneers.
The 40S has an automated feed system for 6 cutters. The software will detect and prompt the user to replace tools or water.
You can replace the machine with a more budget model PlanMill 30S.
Planmeca has always been famous for its intraoral scanners. This system can be equipped with a scanner: PlanScan and Emerald. Let’s focus on the Emerald, because it has laser, not optical scanning, and the model itself is much more modern and interesting. But first of all, you need accuracy from the scanner, and in this aspect Emerald meets the most demanding requirements. The images are naturalistic thanks to the integrated color scanning system. By itself, the scanner is very light and compact, which makes it easier for the dentist to work, and does not cause any discomfort to the patient. Many doctors noted the simplicity of the device, which is complemented by high speed.
Let’s go to the heart, or rather the brains, of any CAD / CAM system, without which the cutter and scanner would be just nice hardware-software. Everything is simple here — PlanCAD Easy Complete. Full cycle: scanning+simulation (similar to Exocad)+cutting. The program provides easy and fast modeling of prosthetics – from single crowns to bridges. You can model up to 16 teeth in one session. You can go from job description to milling in just 5 simple steps.
In order to adapt to the doctor does not take much time. The fact is that the SOFTWARE is equipped with intuitive tools for changing the shape and appearance, and a huge anatomical library of dental models fully automates the modeling procedure.
PlanCAD Easy Complete is part of the Planmeca Romexis program. And what I would especially like to note is that the SOFTWARE does not have annual fees and various keys that everyone is so tired of. You can buy a Dell laptop in the kit, which perfectly supports the SOFTWARE.