Dentsply Sirona introduces new Primemill

January 24, 2020

Dentsply Sirona has announced the release for the CEREC® Primemill, the company’s new grinding and milling machine, the company said in a press release today.

The Primemill is said to ensure impressive restorations with precise margins and a very smooth surface due to the high-speed setup with two spindles and four motors. It also features a 7-inch touch interface, an integrated camera for scanning blocks with compatible data matrix code and an RFID scanner for reading tool information. This new design is said to offer significantly smoother operation.

“It was important for us to create real added value with CEREC Primemill, both for the CEREC newcomer and for those who have been passionate CEREC users for years,” said Dr. Alexander Völcker, group vice president CAD/CAM and orthodontics at Dentsply Sirona. “We have noticeably increased the process speed while delivering outstanding restoration results. The variety of applicable materials leaves nothing to be desired and operating the unit has never been easier. The complete system does not require any data imports or exports. All processes are coordinated with one another and fully validated for an excellent and seamless chairside experience,” Dr. Völcker said.

The touch interface guides users through all workflow processes, which are displayed in order. The tools are outlined with a color code depending on the material to be processed, making it easy to distinguish. Each tool also contains a small radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that can be read by an integrated scanner in the CEREC Primemill. 

With the Primemill, restorations, especially those made of zirconia, can be milled even faster thanks to new tools and improved technology. The time required to fabricate a zirconia crown has been reduced by more than half, Dentsply Sirona said.