Top 10 most-wanted lab products of 2012

November 20, 2012

2012 included the release of a range of new and notable products. More than 200 new product innovations were featured in DLP in 2012. Of the new products we highlighted, these 10 received the most views in the product section of our website, dlpmagazine.com, and the most requests from readers for more information via online or electronic product information response.          

2012 included the release of a range of new and notable products. More than 200 new product innovations were featured in DLP in 2012. Of the new products we highlighted, these 10 received the most views in the product section of our website, dlpmagazine.com, and the most requests from readers for more information via online or electronic product information response.

 

 

 

 

 

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Open platform flexibility
The Straumann® CARES® System 7.0 open standard software platform provides technicians with a validated internal workflow with output to the company’s centralized production facility as well as an external workflow and full flexibility to import multiple data sources and export open .STL files to multiple production channels. The my.Straumann® CARES® desktop features a series of user-friendly apps to guide the technician through the digital solution of choice.
Straumann USA
800-448-8168 | straumann.us

 

 

Speedy design, turnaround
Labs using 3Shape’s DentalDesigner software will have access to Atlantis™ Abutment core files. These high-precision digital files of an Atlantis™ Abutment represent the outer surface of the manufactured Atlantis™ Abutment and include all corresponding scanned data. The Atlantis™ Abutment core file can be used for designing a coping in DentalDesigner software before receipt of the final abutment, thus replacing the need to scan the abutment. The service is said to contribute to a shorter turnaround time for the production of the final restoration.
Astra Tech
800-531-3481 | astratechdental.com

Streamlined premium results
TruExpression™ denture teeth offer an esthetic, high wear, competitively-priced Trubyte® premium denture tooth option. The streamlined tooth system is well suited for laboratories looking to carry a more efficient inventory of denture teeth for standard cases without sacrificing lifelike characteristics, high wear resistance or quality.
DENTSPLY Prosthetics
800-243-1942  |   prosthetics.dentsply.com

 

 

 

Cost-efficient strength
A noble, fine-grain, type III crown and bridge gold alloy containing 20% gold, 20% palladium and 41% silver, LH reportedly pr

ovides excellent castings with a soft yellow color at a lower cost than higher gold content alloys. Suitable for single units and bridges in both high- and low-production lab settings, it is described as easy to cast and work with, and resistant to tarnishing.

Aurident Inc.
800-422-7373 | aurident.com

 

 

 

Compact, do-it-all, versatility
A compact hybrid dental CNC machine featuring 5-axis milling and grinding technology, in both wet and dry applications, the Ceramill Motion 2 provides the flexibility for labs to do in-house dry milling of zirconia and wax, and the wet milling of PMMA, Temp, and composites, as well as wet grinding of glass ceramics for inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns and more. Said to virtually eliminate the need for labs to outsource, the milling system is priced economically.
Amann Girrbach

800-851-3719 | amanngirrbach.com

 

 

 

Continuous, consistent qualities
Dynex Brillant abrasive discs are made for cutting, separating, grinding and contouring ceramic and zirconia materials. Saturated with diamond particles, the discs have continuous and consistent high speed cutting and grinding qualities. Double fiberglass reinforced for high stability and durability, they are flexible when finishing and contouring restorations. Said to cut with low vibration and generating virtually no heat, they are well suited for separating pressed ceramics.
Renfert USA
800-336-7422 | renfert.com

 

 

Simple, robust and economical
A simple, economical and robust CAD software solution, exocad allows design of full crown and bridge, custom abutments, and custom bars with dynamic virtual articulation, TruSmile® and DICOM viewer capabilities. The software supports more than 20 different scanners along with major CAM systems and fabrication devices. It can be private labeled to medium to large labs or milling centers, and smaller labs can find the software behind CAD/CAM systems from Zirkonzahn, Amann Girrbach, Origin and other companies.
exocad
855-396-4223 | exocad.com

 

 

Milling with accuracy, precision
Featuring German engineering, the OpenMill500 milling machine is designed to mill Vita YZ, zirconia, wax and PMMA. With 5-axis milling capabilities, it has automatic toolpath creation for a high degree of accuracy and precision. It has dual material holders, an automated tool changer and automatic calibration. An open system, it is ready to use with a number of other open applications and systems. It is capable of producing copings, reduced anatomical crowns, full crowns, up to 16-unit bridges, implant superstructures and more.
Laserdenta
866-328-5011 | laserdenta.com

 

Strong, yet beautiful
CAP’s CAP FZ | Full Zirconia is described as both strong and beautiful. This highly translucent zirconia, designed with CAP’s proprietary library, unique 0.3 mm tool milling strategy and CAP’s multi-shading technique has resulted in wide-spread product acceptance throughout North America. In addition to being highly esthetic, CAP FZ comes with a lifetime guarantee against breakage.
Custom Automated Prosthetics
877-977-7889 | cap-us.com/fz

 

Easily obtain accuracy
Designed to hold the position of the mandible in relation to the maxilla in 3 dimensions, the Andra GaugeTM is a disposable bite registration device said to allow the practitioner to easily control a patient’s mandibular position in a relationship to the maxilla to accurately obtain the best bite registration.
KOSMO TECHNOLOGIES
801-865-1810 | andragauge.com