PlanMill dentists to get even more choice


PlanMill dentists to get even more choice

The range of materials for PlanMill has been extended to include Tetric CAD and IPS e.max ZirCAD.

The Tetric CAD composite blocks and the IPS e.max ZirCAD zirconium oxide
materials have now been released for use with the PlanMill milling units (Planmeca). This provides practitioners with even more opportunities to produce high-quality restorations at chairside. In addition, three new shades have been added to the range of Telio CAD cross-linked PMMA blocks. Tetric CAD is an esthetic composite block designed for the efficient production of single-unit restorations. Due to the pronounced chameleon effect of the material, restorations made of Tetric CAD optically blend into the existing tooth structure to generate a natural esthetic integration. The block is easy to use and efficient to process: restorations can be milled and polished quickly and then seated using an adhesive technique. The new composite blocks are available in an MT and HT level of translucency, in five and four shades respectively and in sizes I12 and C14. 

Zirconium oxide for thin wall thicknesses

IPS e.max ZirCAD LT (low translucency) is a monolithic zirconium oxide block designed for crowns and 3-unit bridges. The material allows posterior crowns to be designed in a reduced wall thickness of 0.6 mm and anterior crowns in a reduced thickness of 0.4 mm due to its high mechanical strength of 1,200 MPa(a) and high fracture toughness of 5.1 MPa1/2(b). The reduced thicknesses increase the translucency of the restorations and benefit the esthetic outcome. 

Extended range of shades for Telio CAD

Shades B3, C2 and D2 have been added to the range of Telio CAD blocks for PlanMill. As a result, the cross-linked PMMA blocks are now available in nine LT shades (BL3, A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1, in addition to the three new shades) and in two different block sizes (B40L and B55). 


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