inLab SW 4.2 Cost-effective, customized and user-friendly

The heart of the inLab system: with the new inLab 4.2 software you can manage your entire digital fabrication process and reap many benefits.

The inLab software supports you during all your work steps – from scanning and importing digital impressions to the design and milling of restorations and models. Thanks to the virtual articulation function and the initial biogeneric suggestion, you are in a position to create fully anatomical restorations easily and reliably. Custom abutments, bars and attachments can be designed just as rapidly as millable pin models.

inLab SW 4.0

Overview of indications and materials

A genuine all-in-one solution: When you choose inLab you are not restricted to specific applications and components. On the contrary, you receive a single software package that caters for a vast spectrum of materials and a complete range of clinical applications. In short, the inLab system leaves nothing to be desired in terms of flexibility, cost-effectiveness and customer satisfaction.

Onlay + Inlay



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glass ceramic*

Hybrid ceramic

Zirconium oxide/
aluminum oxide




Inlays, onlays      
Full crowns  
Crown copings  
Bridge frameworks      
Full contour


Seamless, user-friendly workflow

Scanning, designing and milling – the new inLab SW 4.2 software unites all the processing steps within a single program. inLab SW 4.2 interworks seamlessly the inEos scanners and the inLab MC XL milling unit – and also allows you to import and process digital impressions.

Biogeneric for inLab

The inLab SW 4.2 software includes the unique Biogeneric design tool, which enables you to reconstruct natural occlusal surfaces for a complete range of restorations (inlays, onlays, veneers, partial/full crowns, full contour crowns) with just a few mouse clicks. Biogeneric analyzes the remaining tooth surfaces as a basis for computing the patient-specific occlusal morphology. This eliminates the time-consuming adaptation of standard teeth and leads to more reliable and natural results.

biogeneric for inLab

The benefits at a glance:
Secure design
  • For the first time a mathematical exact description of any given occlusal morphology
  • A user-independent, objective and scientific reconstruction method based on the analysis of thousands of intact occlusal surfaces and algorithmic rules.
  • Fewer workflow steps reduce the number of error sources and increase quality
  • Identical design process for all restoration types – crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, full anatomical bridges
Enhanced efficiency
  • One-click method for immediate restoration proposals which are both clinically and functionally valid with natural occlusal surfaces
  • No time intensive adaptation of standard teeth from a data base required
  • Time is saved for the dental technician to focus on functional and esthetic design
  • Milling instead of pressing: time advantage as opposed to modeling, pressing, casting and veneering

The inLab Software allows you to design and reconstruct missing teeth naturally without any painstaking adaptation of standard teeth.  CEREC Biogeneric  patented  software analyses intact occlusal surfaces and transfers the information objectively into  algorithms. For crowns, veneers und full anatomical bridges the  side and occlusal surfaces of an intact tooth serve as the basis e.g. antagonist, neighboring or contralateral tooth.  For  inlays and onlays the remaining tooth structure serves as the basis for the occlusal calculation. For edentuloous jaws or the non availability of a suitable reference tooth then a preference form can be selected.

Comparison Biogeneric proposal  vs. original, natural tooth

natural tooth

Basis: natural tooth 3.6

Image of a biogeneric proposal of a tooth

Biogeneric proposal 2.6

real tooth

Comparison with original 2.6

Photos: Prof A. Mehl, Universität Zürich
* Biogeneric is patented in Germany: further patent applications pending. It is based on years of research by Prof. Mehl and Prof. Blanz and is exclusively in the CEREC / inLab software from Sirona..

Custom implant abutments

You can exploit the proven CAD/CAM capabilities of the inLab system to create tooth-coloured zirconium oxide abutments that are tailored to the patient’s individual requirements. The inLab 4.0 software delivers the highest levels of reliability and flexibility.

implant design

Reliable detection of implant situation

Accurate acquisition of the implant situation (including additional information about the gingiva) with the aid of the inEos X5 or inEos Blue scanner and the inLab SW 4.2.

Axis orientation of the restoration

Optimum alignment of the restoration in relation to the implant axis. Colour-coded warning system if the minimum requirements are not fulfilled.

Abutment design

Abutment design using the direct method or top-down method (reduction of a fully anatomical restoration on an abutment or telescope).


Overview of implant systems
Implant systems   Sirona components  
Implant manufacturer Implant system TiBase set inCoris ZI meso
Nobel Biocare Replace® NP 3,5
Replace® RP 4,3
Replace® WP 5,0
Replace® 6,0
NB RS 3.5 L
NB RS 4.3 L
NB RS 5.0 L
NB RS 6.0 L


Nobel Biocare

Brånemark® 3,4
Brånemark® 4,1
NB B 3.4 L
NB B 4.1 L
Nobel Biocare Nobel Active® 4,5
Nobel Active® 5,0
NB NA 4.5
NB NA 5.0
Straumann Tissuelevel® NN 3,5
Tissuelevel® RN 4,8
Tissuelevel® WN 6,5
S SO 3.5 L
S SO 4.8 L
S SO 6.5 L
Straumann Bone Level® 3,3
Bone Level® 4,1
S BL 3.3
S BL 4.1
Astra Tech OsseoSpeed™ 3,5 S / 4,0 S
OsseoSpeed™ 4,5 / 5,0
AT OS 3.5 / 4.0 L
AT OS 4.5 / 5.0 L

Frialit® / Xive® 3,4
Frialit® / Xive® 3,8

Frialit® / Xive® 4,5
Frialit® / Xive® 5,5

F X 3.4 S
F X 3.8 S

F X 4,5 L
F X 5.5 L



Biomet 3i Ex. Hex® 3,4
Ex. Hex® 4,1
Ex. Hex® 5,0
B O 3.4 L
B O 4.1 L
B O 5.0 L
Biomet 3i

Certain® 3,4

Certain® 4,1
Certain® 5,0

B C 3.4 S

B C 4.1 L
B C 5.0 L



Zimmer Tapered Screw-Vent® 3,5
Tapered Screw-Vent® 4,5
Tapered Screw-Vent® 5,7
ZT SV 3.5 L
ZT SV 4.5 L
ZT SV 5.7 L
Medentika® Implant M-Implant Tapered MI 3.5/5.0 L
CAMLOG CAMLOG® 3,3 / 3,8 / 4,3
CAMLOG® 5,0 / 6,0
alphatech® Tube Line 3.4/3.8/3.8/4.3 P-Switch
Tube Line 4.3/5.0



* In the case of the CAMLOG implant system the titanium bases are available exclusively from your national CAMLOG representative. The scanbodies can be ordered from your dental equipment dealer.
** The titanium base (including scanbody) is available exclusively from the original manufacturer.


In the Multilayer mode you can design full contour crowns and bridges in a single operation.

The benefits:
  • Time savings: the framework and veneering structure are designed in a single step
  • Fewer errors: milling instead of overpressing and layering
  • Aesthetic advantages compared with overpressing: the veneer material (e.g. Sirona or VITA ) creates a typical shading transition from occlusal (transparent) towards cervical (more chroma)
  • The inLab MC XL milling unit is unique in that it supports the in-house fabrication of veneer ceramics as a cost-effective alternative to conventional metal-ceramic restorations
  • Unique biogeneric design of the veneering structure
  • Added convenience, thanks to the adhesive bonding of the veneering structures (Sirona and VITA) or fusion glass bonding (Ivoclar)


inLab Software

Multilayer materials

How Multilayer functions:

The crown or bridge is designed in accordance with the fully anatomical dimensions and then divided into two sets of data – for the framework and the veneering structure respectively. The two components are free of undercuts – i.e. the facings fit directly onto the framework. Two sets of milling data are then generated.

The bridge and veneer facings are bonded to each other. Please observe the relevant processing instructions.

Open interfaces With inLab you keep all your options open.

The inLab software allows you to receive, process and transmit the design data via open interfaces. This offers you maximum flexibility to your changing CAD/CAM requirements.

OPEN inEos

  • Export of inEos scanning data in the open STL format ready for processing on third-party CAD/CAM systems


  • Export of digital impressions (acquired in the practice with APOLLI DI and received via the Sirona Connect portal) in the open STL format for processing on third-party CA D/CAM systems

OPEN inLab

  • Export of inLab restoration data designed in the inLab software in the open STL format for processing in third-party CAD/CAM systems

OPEN 3Shape *

  • Import of extra-oral 3Shape scanning data into the inLab software
  • Export of inEos X5 and inEos Blue scanning data as well as digital impression data (Sirona Connect) in the 3Shape file format


  • Export of inLab restoration data ready for importing into the
    GALILEOS Implant planning software

OPEN Model

  • Export of model data designed in the inLab software in the open STL format for processing on third-party CAD/CAM systems

* Not available in all countries.

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