Open CAD/CAM System Facilitates Natural-Looking Restorations

Dentistry Today


Enhanced to facilitate the creation of natural-looking restorations, Planmeca’s PlanmecaFIT open CAD/CAM system comprises 3 distinct components: the PlanScan Intraoral Scanner, PlanCAD, and PlanMill 40 S.

The PlanCAD offers dentists vibrant new color in an “I can see everything” view that provides images with true, realistic color. Color optimization is easily achieved during the scanning process, and color is directly correlated with time; the longer you scan an area, the deeper the color.

The PlanMill 40 S streamlines the user experience via a self-contained onboard computer with a Windows-based touchscreen interface. Updated SMART software calculates custom milling paths to improve performance and restoration integrity. It also features reports, alerts, cleaning wizards, and an auto-system restore.

Hardware innovations such as Direct Drive Force Motors provide accurate motion control for optimal milling performance, while spindle speeds generate restorations at a faster rate. Additionally, expanded milling block materials provide increased control and flexibility to manufacture a more natural-looking restoration.

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