One of the features in CEREC I appreciate the most is designing and creating customized abutment/crown one or two piece restorations. CEREC 4.52 has been a smooth acquisition, design, and production process for implant restorations. Have been very pleased! One hassle for implant/abutment in CEREC 4.6 has been minimal thickness defaults and not being able to modify the metric settings for unique implant design and milled cases. As a result, some cases cannot be milled. This hassle in 4.6 has been frustrating for me. However, I did keep 4.52 on my system which has been seamless for implant design and production. So my go-to CEREC
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/16/2019 - 7:03am
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/15/2019 - 9:37am
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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/10/2019 - 11:59am
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/08/2019 - 1:21pm
There is now a sprue location preset in the CEREC software that provides default time savings. In Configurations under Settings, the software allows the user to preset sprue location preference for veneer, anterior crowns, premolars, and molar. I do appreciate this. In the heat of the day with a busy schedule, sprue location can easily be overlooked before the mill. If the sprue location can be placed other than a proximal surface, significant time will be saved, and the user can count on the restorations proximal contacts fitting well without adjustings.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/27/2018 - 1:08pm
The Omnicam and CEREC Software is an exceptional system. Being able to capture efficient accurate digital information will streamline the software design flow, assure well fitting and well-formed restorations, and elevate our CAD/CAM satisfaction. This video will convey my clinical practice and comments about whether there is a need for powder/anti-reflection practices in the current CEREC clinical world.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/09/2018 - 9:34pm
Occlusal Offset will impact material thickness milled and occlusal calibration. This video will discuss how to arrive at an Occlusal Offset that is properly calibrated for your CEREC system and assure proper occlusal material thickness and occlusal contact firmness.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/05/2018 - 10:33pm
Calibrating parameters is my focused avenue for mastering restorative fit and relieving clinical fit issues. The CEREC system is a restorative masterful system and parameters are at the center. This video will review the logic behind parameters so you will be able to understand when a parameter tweaking is needed.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/22/2018 - 11:22am
The Omnicam acquisition is a smooth machine in 4.6. I occasionally still use Optispray on long proximal contacts and shiny metal surfaces. Each version of the software since the Omnicam arrived on the market keeps getting better and better. Using the digital wash technique of scanning the occlusal surface first, then role and stream the buccal and then the lingual for a quadrant or full arch scan constructs the best models and helps avoid over-scanning.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/19/2018 - 9:07pm
Verify the model mounting before moving to the Design Phase. I have learned this valuable lesson. When the mounted models can be verified, the design process, parameter settings, and the final mill can be trusted. Occlusal verification is one of the critical check factors to avoiding occlusal adjustments of the final restoration(s).
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/11/2018 - 11:32am
Number one reason to upgrade to 4.6 is the improved interpretation for rendered margin clarity. Also, there is improved responsiveness to acquiring ceramics, including e.max. The camera still struggles with shiny alloys. I have never found this a problem; I apply Optistray to decrease the reflective surfaces and acquire an incredible scan quality. This video will highlight the CEREC 4.6 Omnicam scanning qualities and my secret for staying on clinical schedule.