Do you sometimes find it awkward to replace discs in your CAD/CAM machine – particularly zirconia discs?
Every dental technician who works with CAD/CAM machines and zirconia discs in a laboratory knows the problem: loading a new disc in the machine must be carried out carefully, and usually using both hands so that the disc is properly secured, and the machine properly loaded. Using a quick clamping system to do this can significantly reduce the risk of errors.
Despite or perhaps precisely because of digitalization, your skills as a dental technician are in demand. You need to take numerous factors into consideration, particularly when fabricating zirconia restorations. The CAD design must comply with functional and biomechanical criteria. Materials must be used accordingly, and esthetic parameters taken into consideration when finalizing manually. In order to meet the requirements of a high-quality restoration, you therefore need to be able to focus on your core skills as a dental technician – without being distracted by time-consuming technical tasks related to the machine. Replacing material discs is one such example. With conventional disc holders, this procedure is not just time-consuming and sometimes even irritating – the risk of errors should not be underestimated either.
A clever solution: a quick clamping system that ensures safety and efficiency
With conventional holders, the CAD/CAM disc must be screwed into position by the dental technician. This takes time and can sometimes be awkward, too. Moreover, there is a risk – if the torque is too high or uneven when tightening the screws – that the edge of the zirconia discs might become damaged. This has a negative impact on the procedure and on the result. PrograMill DRY is a clever alternative, as this compact milling machine is fitted with a quick clamping system. The material disc can be replaced in just a single step, without the need for additional tools. Quickly, safely and without any problems. Thanks to tool-free clamping, the machine can be loaded quickly and conveniently. The risk of damaging material is virtually eliminated too, as the discs do not need to be secured using a screwdriver. This not only reduces the sources of error in the laboratory, it also saves time.
About PrograMill DRY
Die 5-axis dry milling machine PrograMill DRY is specially designed for zirconia restorations and fully integrated in the Ivoclar Vivadent digital workflow. The quick clamping system described here is a particular feature of this compact milling machine. It not only saves time in the daily laboratory routine, it also means safety as well as a real reduction in workload. You too can maximize process reliability and minimize errors using the PrograMill DRY integrated quick clamping system – for great results every time!