Ivoclar Vivadent unveils cutting-edge new Programat furnace

September 8, 2015

The user preselects the three closest shades and takes a photograph of the teeth and the selected shades.

 

The Programat P710 includes a new image processing software said to ensure dependable, quality results.

Ivoclar Vivadent has announced their newest ceramic furnace, the Programat P710, will soon be available in the United States. Set to be released in mid-October, the Programat P710 features image processing software called DSA (Digital Shade Assistant) which compares the tooth to be restored with three pre-selected shade guide teeth in a picture and selects the best matching one, reportedly ensuring accuracy every time. 

The user preselects the three closest shades and takes a photograph of the teeth and the selected shades. This information is transferred to the furnace via SD card, WLAN or USB flash drive. On the furnace, the user selects the shade analysis mode to import the photographs and start digital shade selection. In addition to the shade, the brightness and saturation values (L-, A- and B-values) can be determined.

 

The software compares the shade of the tooth to be analyzed with the three pre-selected tooth samples from the shade guide. Special image processing software automatically recognizes which tooth to analyze and displays the best shade match. The software also allows users to manually select specific aspects of the tooth for shade analysis. No further appliances are required.

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Additionally, The Programat P710 also provides gloss adjustment with the touch of a button, AIM™ infrared technology and Bluetooth functionality.

For more information, visit ivoclarvivadent.com or call 800-533-6825.