Extension of the integrated Ceramill CAD/CAM workflow: Digital solutions lead the way into the dental practice

With its Ceramill Direct Restoration Solution (DRS), Amann Girrbach has extended its integrated digital workflow to the dentist, thus closing the existing communication gap between the dental practice and the laboratory. In this process, both partners contribute their core competencies to provide patients with definitive and functional dentures even more quickly and with less complication — smaller units are also possible on the same day, depending on the local distance between the two partners.

Depending on the type of collaboration desired, three team workflows are available in combination with the corresponding Ceramill DRS Kits. In each case, the central basis of these workflows is the new AG.Live digital platform, which offers both infrastructure and patient case management at a realisable consistency and efficiency that was previously unattainable and takes the flow of information and work between the practice and the laboratory to an entirely new level.

The Ceramill DRS Connection Kit acts as the basic and entry-level variant, with which dentists and laboratories can already take full advantage of digitisation. It consists of the intraoral scanner, the Ceramill Map DRS, the associated scan software and the connection to AG.Live. Any order data including all the required information can therefore be shared seamlessly and in real time with the laboratory via AG.Live.

This eliminates the need for handwritten job sheets and conventional impressions. All that is necessary is a single physical transport: getting the restoration to the practice for insertion in the patient’s mouth, even on the same day in the case of simple restorations. This leads to a better dental experience for the patient and ultimately attracts new patients to the practice, thus generating more orders for the laboratory.

And if the preferred material is zirconia, the High-Speed Zirconia Kit, consisting of the Zolid DRS high-speed sintering zirconia and a corresponding Ceramill Therm DRS sintering furnace, can optimally support the laboratory in fabricating straightforward zirconia restorations on the same day.

To provide patients with dentures even quicker in a further step, the system can be expanded in the dental practice with the Ceramill DRS Production Kit at a later stage. This allows simple restorations to be fabricated in the practice and placed in the patient’s mouth in a single session.

All Ceramill DRS Kits can be pre-ordered as of now in Germany. The High-Speed Zirconia Kit is already available to laboratories. Early bird DRS users benefit from particularly close support from the DRS specialists at Amann Girrbach.