The patient’s mouth undergoes a digital scan and then transmits the scan to an internal computer where the prosthesis (by the doctor or staff member) is designed.
The SpeedFire system is slightly different from the CEREC zirconium oxide workflow because zirconium oxide is slightly different from other materials. It is ground in an enlarged state and then intensively sintered to the final size in a CEREC SpeedFire furnace.
Each CEREC Zirconia block has a unique serial number that tells CEREC how much the CEREC device should be ground, based on the shrinkage rate for each particular block.
“The new procedure is related to the grinding of zirconia as it expands to compensate for the shrinkage that occurs during sintering,” Dr. Willis said. “During the milling process, you have to share the barcode and serial number on each zirconia block with the milling machine. The barcode then tells the software about the properties of that particular block so that it can be compensated for the shrinkage of that block. Zirconia in individual batches may be slightly different, and the computer can make up for that by understanding the nature of the particular batch, which is amazing. ”
The addition of zirconia to the seat work flow is an important complement to the day’s dental treatment.
According to Dentsply Sirona, dentists can benefit from chair-side systems because patients are drawn to these services. Eighty-three percent of patients in a survey said they prefer single-shot dental treatment of traditional therapies. Most people say they are even willing to pay more for a single visit to the dentist. Two-thirds said they would be happy to travel further than they are currently in order to be treated at a meeting. Another two-thirds said they are even going to change their dentist.
Reducing the number of visits to only one time means reducing the patient’s troubles, especially when it takes at least a week for the zirconia restoration to recover from the laboratory.
“So, you’re forced to put it in the patient’s mouth for the second time so that the patient can come back a second time,” Dr. Willis said. “CEREC has always been about efficiency in our case, and for 20 years using CEREC, my patients would say they have been spoiled for being able to finish their recovery in a very short time.” With all the advances in materials, these times have been reduced, for example, just yesterday, we completed zirconia cases in one hour and 35 minutes, from preparation to cementing. ”
“Most, if not all, of the other major materials produced by CEREC can be sintered in this furnace,” Dr. Willis said.
“We love it because we can also develop other materials,” Taylor added. “We do not strictly use zirconia, and we use a lot of other materials in the office, depending on the patient’s needs.”
Although chair-side dentistry is a convenient option for patients, doctors have limited limits on what materials they can provide. With SpeedFire Furnace, they can now offer zirconia and all its benefits in a single office visit.