Amann Girrbach’s Software Update Brings Next Generation In-House Dental Fabrication Processes

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Titanium machining at highest restoration quality, high-speed processes and innovative denture planning without abutments part of 4.2 upgrade of the Ceramill Mind and Ceramill Match software.

Amann Girrbach’s Software Update Brings Next Generation In-House Dental Fabrication Processes

With its 4.2 Upgrade of the Ceramill Mind and Ceramill Match software, Amann Girrbach is now offering dentists and dental technicians entirely new opportunities for the in-house fabrication of restorations—including the ability to process titanium materials.

From now on even titanium materials can be processed in-house with the Ceramill Matik, which in turn results in external cost savings of up to 40%, according to the manufacturer. Another highlight is the new speedlining mode, which enables grinding and cutting of block materials in little time. Additionally, users can now plan dentures directly on the implant and complete them without an abutment.

With the Ceramill Mind and Ceramill Match 4.2 software, users are able to provide their customers with next-generation in-house fabrication while significantly reducing costs. The in-house fabrication of titanium-based implant-supported restorations lowers costs dramatically. The entire milling unit is said to be able to be financed in full by even a small number of cases.

Another new feature is the innovative speedlining mode: with the aid of specifically developed tools, users of the Ceramill Matik, Ceramill Motion 3 and Ceramill Motion 2 can "cut-grind" hard block materials at full speed. Dentists and lab technicians thus benefit from almost 50% faster production while maintaining optimal restoration quality and reliability.

Dental Implants Without Abutment
Another new feature is that the planning of dentures can now be performed directly on the implant and without abutments—regardless of whether single crowns, multi-part bars and bridges, or full dental arches are involved. This innovative implant solution is the result of a cooperation between Amann Girrbach and Tri Dental Implants. With the matrix, Tri Dental Implants has launched the first approved dental implant specifically designed for digital fabrication technologies such as CAD/CAM milling or 3D printers. With the matrix concept, Amann Girrbach now offers its customers a fully comprehensive CAD/CAM-compatible implant system in both a digital and validated workflow. Implant-based Zolid zirconia crowns can be produced in less than 2 hours in combination with the Therm DRS sintering furnace.

AI-Supported Design & Nesting
In addition to the fully digital and validated Amann Girrbach workflow for printing implant models and laboratory analogs, the upgrade also offers numerous other CAD/CAM functions. For example, these include the AI-assisted design of bridges using the "Instant Anatomic Morphing" feature or the implementation of the Smile Creator Report in PDF format. This allows patients to see the expected result in advance in a before-and-after comparison and to participate in the planning process if they so wish. In addition, the upgrade also offers quick to perform quality checks with the aid of the new nesting visualization: this makes it possible to repeatedly check whether a restoration can be milled successfully. Additional process reliability can now be created with just a single click. However, as the digitization of production increases, so does the output of milling units and 3D printers. To stay on top of things, the Ceramill System now enables milled and printed restorations to be marked with notes.

One Step Closer
"With the upgrade of our Ceramill Mind and Ceramill Match software to Version 4.2, we are yet again focusing on the core principles of in-house fabrication and by doing so, also on the vision of Amann Girrbach. We are delighted to have come a great deal closer to this vision now with the new features, improvements, and functions," explains Nikolaus Johannson, Head of the Global Business Unit Lab CAD/CAM at Amann Girrbach.

The rollout of the software upgrade started at the end of June and was expected to be implemented worldwide by the end of July. In parallel, Amann Girrbach will be offering users free online training.

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