Ceramill software upgrade 4.4 focuses on time savings and diversity of indications

The upgrade 4.4 of the Ceramill software from digital dental prosthetics provider Amann Girrbach provides users in the laboratory and dental practice with a broader range of indications, simpler workflows and high process safety. Improvements include more precise machining in the anterior tooth region using the C-Clamp for Ceramill Matik, bar-supported dentures as an indication extension as well as numerous new scanning options for the Ceramill Map.

With the upgrade 4.4 for Ceramill Map, Ceramill Mind and Ceramill Match 2, the range of functions of the Ceramill software has expanded. New features include the C-Clamp blank holder for working with the Ceramill Matik, the bar overdenture as a new indication for use, angulated screw channels for titanium implant work, the Diamond Finish dry milling strategy, and a host of new functions for the Ceramill Map 600 and Ceramill Map 200 3D scanners. A new feature is the dark mode display option for the user interface, which, in addition to its esthetic component, reduces eye fatigue in poor light conditions.

C-Clamp for Ceramill Matik is for anterior tooth region, bar overdentures as a new indication and Diamond Finish as a new milling strategy for composite blocs

“The software upgrade provides users with new features and additional simplifications in daily workflow,” said Nikolaus Johannson, head of the global business unit lab computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) at Amann Girrbach. The new features include the C-Clamp blank holder for the Ceramill Matik to ensure better accessibility in the anterior tooth region. Thus, reworking of the connectors is no longer required, which saves time and adds to convenience.

Another novelty is the available indication of bar-supported removable dentures. “The workflows involved in fabricating these dentures have been simplified. While ensuring maximum process safety,” added Johannson. Further, indication for angulated screw channels for titanium implant work is another feature. “Users benefit from greater aesthetic design freedom during finishing [with] more flexibility due to the additional design options,” he said. Workflows are also optimised by the integrated option of adopting the tooth shapes of old dentures when fabricating new full dentures. “Due to digital support, the functions of the new denture are improved while retaining the familiar esthetics for the patient,” said Johansson. The application options are expanded to include the new Diamond Finish milling strategy for composite blocs in all hardness grades, which ensures precision and surface quality, as well as a full 3D viewer which allows previewing in 3D without having to call up the CAD software.

There are also new options for scanning in the 4.4 upgrade. The new ‘Free mode’ scanning function makes scanning more flexible. The scanning sequence can be freely selected. The ‘Comprehensive scan’ strategy is used to reduce the number of manual rescans, and the pre-op scans can be combined with full denture impressions.