Virtual Artex® CR as Upgrade for Ceramill Map400 and Ceramill Mind. The functional interface between manual and digital prosthetic dentistry With manual production of dental prosthesis working with the articulator is standard for dental laboratories. In order to achieve the same quality of the works virtually, it is only logical and consistent to enable this by means of a CAD-CAM system. The virtual articulator "Ceramill Artex" serves as a bridge between manual and digital techniques: The model pair in the Artex articulator is transfered to the Map400-scanner while holding the same Artex mode by means of the Ceramill Transferkit; it is subsequently scanned-in in the appropriate proportion. The movement options of the Artex® CR are thus synchronised digitally and manually. Interfering structures may already be removed thus reducing time-consuming grinding in the patient's mouth to a minimum.