Carestream Dental debuts digital impressioning package

Carestream Dental has unveiled its new product line for CAD/CAM restorations, CS Solutions, at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany.

The CS Solutions product portfolio gives practitioners the ability to scan, design, mill, and place a crown within their practice in about an hour, according to the company.

CS Solutions comprises an intraoral scanner, cone-beam (CBCT) impression scanning, restoration design software, a milling machine, and a hosted, Web-based platform created to share and manage restoration cases between dentists and laboratories.

Additionally, CS Solutions is designed to work as an open system, so practices can choose to use the product family as a comprehensive approach or as standalone products, according to Carestream.

The CS Solutions package includes these tools:

  • CS 3500 -- With the CS 3500 intraoral scanner (not yet available commercially), practitioners can scan patients' teeth directly to acquire color 3D images. The CS 3500 offers angulation scanning of up to 45° and a depth of 16 mm, and it features a light guidance system that navigates users through the image acquisition process. The CS 3500 requires no powder.

  • CBCT impression scanning -- Practitioners can use a Carestream Dental cone-beam CT system, such as the CS 9000 3D or the CS 9300, to scan conventional impressions and create 3D models.

  • CS Restore -- CS Restore is CAD software designed to enable practitioners to create natural and functional single tooth restorations in just a few steps. Once acquired with the CS 3500 or a Carestream dental CBCT system, the 3D model is ready for design; the digital impression and the antagonist are automatically aligned by the software. CS Restore also features a bioadaptable tooth model that creates customized restorations, including full crowns, inlays, and onlays.

  • CS 3000 -- The CS 3000 milling machine is a CAM tool featuring a four-axis brushless motor that produces restorations with ±25 µm accuracy. The average milling time for a crown is less than 15 minutes, enabling practitioners to offer single-appointment restorations, according to the company.

  • CS Connect -- CS Connect is a hosted, Web-based portal that enables practitioners to electronically transmit cases -- either the digital impression data or the restoration design -- to the laboratory of their choice. With CS Connect, practitioners can view the latest status on cases, access the history of every case they have submitted, and engage with lab technicians for collaborative case review.

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