Commit to CAD/CAM in 2020 with Planmeca
With Thanksgiving just days away, 2019 is officially winding down. That means dental practices have only a few weeks remaining for capital expenditure tax write-offs. Dentists who have had their eye on big-ticket tech purchases ahead of the New Year will want to make sure they’re getting the most “bang” for their buck, and a good starting point is an investment in a state-of-the-art digital scanner.
However, if the cost-saving practicality of the intraoral scanner makes you want to “dip a toe” in digital, you should consider taking the leap into more revenue-generating opportunities that chairside CAD/CAM dentistry offers.
Beyond the time-saving convenience, same-day dentistry through chairside milling offers patients high-quality restorations with structural integrity and longevity. When patients are fitted for their restoration in the same visit, it not only frees up valuable chair time for your practice, but sends patients the message that they’re receiving optimal care.
Planmeca understands the importance of packaging technologies in a way that makes financial sense for dental practices.
Their Planmeca FIT CAD/CAM system has all the necessary tools for a complete integrated and digital workflow. It’s comprised of: Planmeca Emerald S high-speed intraoral scanner and laptop, Romexis PlanCAD Easy design software, and Planmeca PlanMill 30 S for precision milling, and all the training and support required to implement this technology quickly and successfully.
The complete Planmeca FIT system is handsomely priced under $100,000, up to $50,000 less than other systems, according to the company. Below is a brief description of each component in the system and links to learn more.
Planmeca Emerald S
Planmeca Emerald S is an enhanced version of the well-received Planmeca Emerald intraoral scanner. It’s designed to elevate scanning speeds to the next level (full arch under 1 minute) while also introducing new diagnostic capabilities and improved usability. For example, a new scanning algorithm eliminates unwanted data automatically, while a unique shade assistant shows the correct tooth shade when you hover the mouse cursor over a scanned model.
Additionally, the scanner’s ergonomic design and light weight make it very smooth for users to handle. It also includes 5 years of Romexis Cloud support allowing offices to send files without subscriptions or fees, up to 2.5GB of data on a monthly basis.
Find out what your peers think about Planmeca Emerald S Intraoral Scanner in this article.
Romexis PlanCAD Easy
Planmeca’s advanced design software complements the scanner in an ideal way, offering excellent tools for planning, sharing, and carrying out restorative cases. The software included in the Planmeca FIT package, Romexis PlanCAD Easy design software, is intuitive and fast to use and allows for designing a wide range of prosthetic restorations.
Planmeca PlanCAD Easy allows you to either complete the entire restorative workflow or to flexibly share parts of it with labs and other external partners. As it is an open software, importing and exporting scans, restorations, and entire cases is simple. In addition to easy crown-and-bridge designs, PlanCAD Easy allows the user to design hybrid abutment crowns and manufacture them chairside with Planmeca PlanMill milling units.
Learn more about the key benefits of PlanCAD Easy software.
Planmeca PlanMill 30 S
Planmeca PlanMill 30 S is a cost-effective single-spindle dental mill for high-quality restorations, allowing dentists to offer same-day convenience to their patients. The unit can handle a wide range of materials and its rotary axis enables milling both sides of a block with the same high-speed spindles. The unit can mill crowns in under 14 minutes, according to times recorded by Planmeca.
Equipped with a fixed 5-station tool changer, Planmeca PlanMill 30 S automatically selects proper tools for each restoration. Its linear motors and smart tool paths allow for high-quality restorations that fit precisely. Planmeca PlanMill S also has an integrated computer and guided maintenance wizard, making it easy to use.
Read More: Product Spotlight: Planmeca Planmill Series
Supporting Your Growth Goals
When you invest in the Planmeca FIT system, Planmeca invests in your success. The company includes a two-day, hands-on training course at its state-of-the-art training facility near Chicago. This is followed by an onsite integration day, 6 live webinar training sessions, and access to Planmeca’s training library. Planmeca also provides 5 years of unlimited clinical and technical support.
Will 2020 be the year you finally commit to CAD/CAM?
Learn more about Planmeca FIT at www.planmeca.com.