Planmeca FIT Technology

planmeca fitErie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA

Technology is ever changing in the field of cosmetic dentistry. At Laser Dentistry of Erie, we are excited to offer the revolutionary Planmeca FIT system, which allows us to provide same-day dentistry for our patients.

What is the Planmeca FIT system?

This state-of-the-art system uses a combination of components including the PlanScan scanner, PlanCAD software, and the PlanMill 40 mill. This system is used when fabricating restorations including dental crowns and bridges, veneers, inlays/onlays, dental implants, and even dentures. The best part about this system is your restoration is fabricated while you wait!

No more waiting on a dental laboratory. No repeat visits.

Here’s how it works.

PlanScan scanner – This scanner quickly captures precise and accurate images of inside the patient’s mouth. This information is import when designing a restoration. We can determine the exact size, and shape of the restoration as to provide the most comfortable, and natural looking results possible. It is the only scanner in the world that uses blue light technology, which means sharper images than ever before.

PlanCAD software – This is where the magic starts to happen! Our teeth are like fingerprints; no two are exactly alike, so why should your restorations look the same as everybody else’s? By using this software, we can create the most distinct, and personalized restoration down to the details of each particular tooth – the grooves and those tiny bumps known as the cusps.

PlanMill 40 mill – Using the information gathered this piece of the puzzle consists of a dual spindles mill that meticulously designs both sides of the restoration at the same time. This mill can fabricate restorations down to micron-precise accuracy. What does that mean exactly? Well, microns are used as a unit of measurement to measure microscopic sized things like the size of blood cells and even bacteria. So, you can only imagine the details captured and replicated with this revolutionary device!

What does this technology mean for our patients?

The Planmeca FIT system means our patients will receive the most natural looking, yet precise results possible. You will be able to come into our office for an appointment and leave the same day with your final restoration in place. No waiting weeks for a dental lab to create your restoration or dealing with a temporary restoration. 

Another benefit to this system is that we can eliminate the need for those sticky, gooey impressions often required to fabricate restorations. Remember those large trays filled with goop that you would have to keep in your mouth until it sets? Used to, these impressions were used to create molds that were then used as a guide to make a restoration. The problem with this method is that it does not capture the precise details of your teeth, as compared to the Planmecca Fit system. Although this method of fabricating restorations has worked for decades, we no longer have to rely on outdated technology.

With the Planmeca FIT system, we will be able to create a beautiful smile for you within a day. With these results, you can be well on your way to a confident smile in no time!

To learn more about our new Planmeca FIT system or the cosmetic dentistry treatments that we offer, please contact Laser Dentistry of Erie by calling (814) 825-2615.

Laser Dentistry of Erie. LLC, serves Erie, PA, and the surrounding areas.