This was a case where we really pulled out a lot of tech in my office! So CEREC is open now, we can export to STL. For most of us that means we can make our own aligners or models or whatever. But this also opens the system up to send to labs or use scan posts for implant systems that may not be supported in CEREC. Pretty simple #31 Legacy 2 case. Implant Direct now has their own line of scan posts and digital analogs. Here I scanned in the scan body. It has a peek body with an abutment screw and its really easy to image.
I am really loving the shade guide feature in CEREC 4.51. The case was actually scanned in CEREC oath which does not have this feature but I just scanned the area to use the shade. The files were sent to Epic Dental Studios to make an Emax crown to be bonded to an implant Direct Ti Base.
Although its not ready for prime time, Implant Direct is introducing their digital analogs to be 3D printed in both ExoCAD and 3Shape!! They will have analogs for all of their lines. Its available now for 3Shape and soon for ExoCAD. You can print out the models with a sort of articulator (Geller Model) as well as 3D print the gingival mask, which I ordered from Next Dent but have been having a bear of a time printing!
There are lots of designs out there and I am trying out a bunch. I particularly like the ones pictured again that can be re used. They just screw into the base. There are a number of companies that have that option and I am trying out NT trading and Tru Abutment’s versions as well as DOF’s. The model above was printed using an Envisiontec printer.
The model above was printed with the Moonray S using their new Tan Model material and the analog slid in really well. There is a viewing window so you can see that the analog is seated and it can easily be retrieved.
This took a day so we used a contour healer and got a nice emergence profile and tried the ti base in the mouth. Implant Direct’s ti bases are not compatible with CEREC.
The crown was luted to the TiBase with Ivoclar’s Multi Link Abutment Cement and torqued down with 30 Ncm.
If you have read my posts you know my protocol. 20 secs with Phosphoric, a minute with silane, teflon tape, opaque flowable and paste! Stay tuned for more ways of articulating and making 3D printed models.
This Friday and Saturday at Digital Enamel we are doing another 3D Printing party where you can play with printers like the ones featured like Envisiontec and Moonray! More dates will be added in 2017 and we will introduce ExoCAD!!