Due to the previously closed system, many DeguDent scanner owners were unable to outsource their zirconia units to a milling center other than Compartis, DeguDent's own manufacturing center, which was sold to the Spanish company Phibo in 2015.
DeguDent milling machines were also closed and could not process any other material than DeguDent Cercon. Laboratories that worked with a DeguDent solution therefore had no choice but to use this material. However, as soon as they had the opportunity, many laboratories have reoriented themselves and turned to other materials.
Nevertheless, the Cercon material introduced by DeguDent in 2001 is still marketed today by Dentsply Sirona.