With Covid its been so long since I taught a live course and I have to say, last weekend at Implant Pathway did not disappoint! At the Restorative Solutions course we teach doctors on live patients how to restore single and full arch implants! The next one is April 15 – 17, 2021in Tempe AZ you can register at https://www.implantpathway.com/registration/ . This lovely patient had an existing converted denture which we used to get the bite and was scanned with Primescan and the new Imetric 4D “Domino” photogrammetry scanner. The CEREC scan is to get the soft tissue and the bite, the Imetric scan is to record the implant positions with sub 10 micron accuracy!
Whether it is Guided Surgery or Implant Restorative, its important to show how to do analog and digital methods. Although the final was all digital,. The doctors got to go through the motions. We use the “cooking show” method of teaching. I took these scans a few months ago and the amazing technicians at Prosmiles designed this case in ExoCAD and milled and characterized the PMMA. Once she gives us feedback and she is happy, we go to the final, which in this case will be upper and lower Ziorconia. You can see that the jigs and bite blocks were fabricated on a 3D printed model from a CEREC Primescan.
Check out that bite right out of the lab box!!
A Bellus 3D face scan was done for .99 cents on an iPhone and the data sent to Jeremy at Prosmiles who designed the case. Perfect fit and almost no occlusal reduction!! Will show the case off after the April course! One of the reasons why I do a PMMA and not just go straight to Zirconia is because we can see changes that need to be made. We could match her gingival color better and there looks to be some gaps to fill in n the upper.
If you want to learn more about all things digital and 3D printing. Check out my online course “3D Printing Party” at the link below. 12 CE Credits!
If you want to do this live with real patients come to the next Restorative Solutions course at Implant Pathway in Tempe!!