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    Dentsply Sirona launches CEREC Software 4.5

    The new software is said to enhance the user experience with increased process efficiencies and STL exports.


    With the market launch of the new CEREC Software 4.5 and the opening of the CEREC system to export data from the digital impression, Dentsply Sirona has satisfied two key wishes expressed by dentists. This software takes the system operation to a whole new level—it is reportedly now simpler than ever to plan and produce a CEREC restoration.

    For new users, this is said to be a clear and well-supported system; for more experienced users, the special features are easy to find and apply, meaning everyone benefits from enhanced performance. Since initiated processes continue to run in the background, the entire procedure is designed to be significantly quicker. In addition, opening the system to allow the export of scan data makes new options available. Dentists can now use the CEREC Omnicam scans in cooperation with their dental laboratory or other clinical planning software.

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    “Since its inception more than three decades ago, CEREC has been synonymous with single-visit dentistry, providing the most intuitive workflow for a complete restorative solution,” says Director of CAD/CAM Marketing for the U.S. RCO Louis Vodopivec. “Remaining at the industry forefront, each product upgrade or software release reflects the ever-evolving landscape of digital dentistry and thus the needs of CEREC users, and such is the case with CEREC Software 4.5. This new software allows users to utilize a larger array of solutions, expanding their patient offerings.”

    Fewer steps, automatic detection and maximum precision

    This new simplicity is the product of intelligent software tools. Compact tool bars that show all options at a glance are engineered to cut down the time spent searching and scrolling. Many of the steps are designed to run automatically. Restorations, such as inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers, are automatically detected by the software and the insertion axis is also defined automatically. Improved safety and security reportedly come from the further improved biogeneric initial proposals that match the patient's needs perfectly, even in difficult anatomic situations, based on the Biojaw algorithm. To assess the tooth color, the software uses the "Shade Analysis" function to analyze the scan and indicate the tooth color as a Vita Classic or Vita 3D Master shade. Overall, this is said to allow the dentist to make an even more reliable assessment of the intraoral situation.

    The restoration is then prepared in just two steps instead of four. The model axis is set and the preparation margin is entered using automatic margin finder – that's it. After checking the occlusal and proximal contacts of the desired restoration, the milling and grinding process can be started. Thanks to the even further refined milling strategy, the fit of final restorations reportedly has been further improved, particularly for complex constructions.


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