One of the fastest-growing restorative options for people suffering from tooth loss is an implant-supported fixed prosthesis.
As the population ages, edentulism continues to rise, and so does the need to treat them. These cases often present difficult challenges that require proper planning and a strong foundation to ensure case success.
One of the main challenges begins with the ability to take impressions of cases where multi-unit implants have been placed. Finding solutions to these types of difficult cases and simplifying workflows is the primary focus of the research and development team at Burbank Dental Lab. This team has successfully implemented the Imetric4d iCam 4D extraoral scanner technology into the multi-implant restoration workflow.
Accurate multi-implant impression taking is challenging. One of the key challenges lies in the ability to achieve a passive fit of the prosthesis. Ensuring accuracy depends on the ability to accurately transfer the implant positions to a working model.
With multi-unit cases, the more implant units involved means the greater the chance of the impression's accuracy to decrease. These inaccuracies are the result of the limitations of both digital scanners as well as conventional impressions.
With so many of these cases being done, our research and development department has sought out the best systems and technologies to ensure that accurate fits, ease of use, and overall satisfaction are met not only for our customers but also for the end-users -- the patients.