Live WebinarA new approach to enhancing the peri-implant soft tissue in the anterior zone
24 Jun 2019, 01:00 PM EST (New York)
Dr. Victor Clavijo
The printer, which uses FDA-approved resins, can create surgical guides or dental models in less than 15 minutes, 50-60 temporary crowns in less than 10 minutes, or up to five full arch dental models in one print.
“It’s all about creating a more efficient workflow and enabling practices to provide more in-office services,” said Lenny Asuncion, Planmeca’s product marketing manager — CAD/CAM, during an interview at the meeting.
The Planmeca Creo C5 uses LCD Photomask technology, which projects a uniform light source that virtually eliminates imperfections when printing dental appliances. The printer does not require calibration, features an easy-to-use touch display with pre-programmed settings and uses open STL and PLY files for seamless integration.
The Creo C5 will soon fully integrate with Romexis (Planmeca’s all-in-one suite of dental-practice software), fully linking the printer into treatment processes from start to finish: scanning, designing, creating a model to clearly communicate with the patient, milling and creating surgical guides to ensure successful outcomes.
The resins used by the Planmeca Creo C5 come in proprietary capsules labeled with QR codes that the printer automatically reads to ensure the correct resin is being used for the planned printing. The result is high-quality 3D printing materials – without any material waste.
The device has garnered quite a bit of attention at its unveiling at the Midwinter meeting, with groups of dentists frequently gathering around it in the Planmeca booth for a demonstration. “It really is a time-saver,” Asuncion said.