Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. reported on July 23 that over half of all inLab® owners consistently use the infiniDent service as their personal "extended workbench."
infiniDent is an Internet-based service concept that caters exclusively to Sirona inLab and inEos users. It enables inLab and inEos owners to derive additional value from their existing technology investments by providing access to a rapidly expanding menu of materials and indications.
Laboratory owners are routinely integrating the infiniDent service into their practice due to the wide range of material choices infiniDent provides, as well as the services' superior large-span bridge capabilities and fully anatomic wax-patterns.
Laboratory technicians simply upload their digitally designed restorations through the infiniDent Web-portal and the file(s) are then sent to the fabrication center located in Charlotte, NC for fabrication of metal or metal-free materials. The Sirona-operated fabrication center returns the completed framework to the laboratory within three business days.
"Though I have a complete inLab CAD/CAM system, I still rely on infiniDent for my special material cases and large-span bridges," remarked Tray Evans, owner of EvaDent Esthetics, Inc. "With infiniDent, I have complete control over my designs and can rely on consistent dependability of the returned restorations, while my clients rely on the superior esthetic quality of the endless material choices I'm capable of providing to them. I don't think of it as "outsourcing" it's more like outsourcing from the inside. infiniDent is a great way to stay in control of my designs ... from start to finish."
Named one of 2006's most innovative products for the dental laboratory industry by the Journal of Dental Technology, infiniDent is an ideal situation for laboratories looking for a low-investment, but expandable, entry model into CAD/CAM, labs that have their own inLab system but no sintering furnace, or inLab owners who want to gain access to future indications and materials as soon as they become available.
The infiniDent fabrication service offers an extensive list of material options from material partners including VITA, Ivoclar Vivadent, 3D Systems and Sirona. In addition, infiniDent supports pure zirconium oxide (ZrO2), aluminum oxide (AlO2), non-precious metal (CoCr) frameworks, and wax-patterns to support customers in their fabrication of high-strength restorations, including large-span bridges, and predictable shade matching.
For more information on infiniDent, please email infiniDent Sirona.com, contact your local Patterson sales representative, or call (800) 659-5977 ext. 145.