Delcam to debut new implant system at IDS

Delcam will launch a complete open system for the design and manufacture of dental implant restorations at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany, March 22-26.

Delcam is the only company able to offer a complete solution, from accurately capturing the implant position and orientation, through to the high-precision, multiaxis milling of customized abutments, implant bridges and dental bars, with a management system to track every stage of the process, the company said in a press release.

The key to the Delcam process is a new range of scan adaptors that are compatible with the leading brands of dental implant. Once the scan adaptors have been fitted to the model of the jaw, the scanner can accurately capture the positions and orientations of the implants, together with the shape of the remaining teeth.

Furthermore, the same manufacturing data that are used to produce the scan adaptors are incorporated into the templates within DentMill that generate the milling instructions to manufacture the implant interfaces on the restorations. The resulting accuracy is important for individual copings and essential for bridges and dental bars that need to align with a number of implants, according to Delcam.

As well as providing the individual components needed for a dental design and manufacturing system, Delcam offers the Dental Manager to manage the entire process. This enables laboratories to track and access all files and transactions from the initial dental scan, through CAD modeling and manufacturing to delivery to the customer.

The laboratory's customers don't need to install any software as the complete system is Internet based. A secure log-in system allows orders to be placed through an order screen that allows customers to identify the required restorations and, based on the prescription, select the material, color, and any extra details, according to Delcam.

The Dental Manager then allows laboratory staff to monitor the progress of the order, highlighting any outstanding steps so that the overall workload can be monitored. Customers can view the status of their order and can be notified by e-mail when orders are received and dispatched.

The Dental Manager can also be used in milling centers to manage the manufacturing process, from receipt of the design data though manufacturing and dispatch, Delcam said.

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