iCam 4D

A REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGY

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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.

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The iCam 4D is a camera system that can capture three-dimensional data by combining structured light scans and photogrammetric scans.

The iCam 4D by Imetric4D has revolutionized large dental implant cases.

iCam 4D Multi-Unit Implant Workflow

1. Book Appointment

This system requires no equipment purchases by the clinician. The scan is done by a Burbank Dental Lab implant scan specialist.

At least 72 hours before the patient's implant surgery appointment, call to schedule a scan session or chat us by clicking the chat icon along the bottom right corner.

Burbank Dental Lab is currently servicing the following area codes: 818, 747, 310, 661, 323, 562, 626, and 424. Anyone requesting service outside this area please call us at 800-336-3053 to discuss options or chat us below by clicking the chat icon.

2. Insert ICamBodies

At the appointment, special scan bodies are provided called ICamBodies that are to be placed on the implant sites. The ICamBodies will give the orientation and position measurements of the implants. Once they are inserted, the iCam 4D camera, a handheld device, moves from one side of the patient's open mouth to the other to pick up the data.

 

 

 

ICambodies - iCam 4D
3. Record data

The iCam 4D system will indicate the ICamPosition and determine if the measurements were successfully recorded. The entire process of inserting the ICamBodies, taking the measurements, and removing the ICamBodies can be completed in just a few minutes.

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4. Intra-oral scan

Once the ICamPositions have been recorded and the ICamBodies are removed, ICamRefs are placed on the multi-unit abutments. ICamRefs are similar to healing abutments. Once these are placed, an impression is taken with a prefabricated digitally-designed denture.

This gives the lab the vertical, midline, horizontal, and tissue data that corresponds to the implant positions.

5. Data alignment

The data collected from the ICamPositions and the intra-oral tissue scan are combined using specialized scanning software. The data from these scans are aligned and can now be sent to CAD/CAM processing.

This new scanning service from Burbank Dental Lab is dramatically changing the way multi-implant cases are done. Ordinarily, the task of taking an impression on a large multi-implant case is complex, time-consuming, and unpredictable. This complexity has been reduced to just a few minutes with guaranteed results.

Other benefits include:

  • The use of valuable chair time is significantly reduced.
  • The results are predictable and guaranteed.
  • Reduced costs for materials as the need to take impressions is eliminated.
  • No need to retry or re-impress as the system demonstrates the accuracy of fit.
  • Patients find the process quick and comfortable compared to other impression methods.
  • The mouth does not need to be opened too wide to take an accurate measurement.
  • Try-in appointments are eliminated.
  • The final restoration has a near-perfect fit, creating added comfort.
  • Treatment times are reduced.

Restorative Options

The iCam 4Dd technology ensures accuracy and will provide passive fitting final prosthesis. With the accuracy of the impression taken care of, the focus can then turn to the optimal restorative option.

Burbank Dental Lab offers a wide variety of options, including:

Zir-MAX.M by Burbank Dental Lab

One of the strongest monolithic zirconia restorations available. It is an excellent option for wide-span bridges and even full arch restorations.

This material is up to 25% more translucent than other zirconias.

This is a combination of milled composite over a cobalt-chromium milled substructure. These restorations offer less wear to natural dentition, are highly polishable and lightweight.

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Burbank Dental Lab Smart1® dental restoration

This option also has a cobalt-chromium substructure. Porcelain is then layered over the substructure offering excellent esthetics.

We are excited to offer Imetric4D iCam 4D multi-implant scanning service to our customers.

The iCam 4D is a game-changer for clinicians who provide these types of restorative options to patients.

Achieving passive fit is an essential aspect of the success of these cases, and this service will significantly improve not only the fit but ensure patient satisfaction, as well as save time and money.

If you are a clinician working with these types of cases, call or chat with us today to find out more.

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