Imetric Digital Scan In-Office Service
Burbank Dental Lab, at its core, has focused on being an indispensable partner to our clients. In keeping with our core values, we are heavily involved with research and development as well as investing in the latest technological advancements that deliver the best dental restorations on the market.
By doing so, we can solve current issues facing the dentists we serve. With this in mind, Burbank Dental Lab introduces an in-office digital scan service that utilizes the groundbreaking technology of the ICam4D by Imetric4D, which is an extraoral scanner for multi-implant restorations.
Documentation shows that in multi-unit rehabilitation cases utilizing implant restorations, the ability to take a precise impression decreases as the number of implants in the case increases. This lack of precision is due in part to accuracy limitations in implant scanners as well as conventional impression methods.
But also, this is because each step in the process depends on the accuracy of the previous step. If one of the steps is off, then the master model will not be an accurate representation of the patient’s mouth, and the prosthesis will not fit. An ill-fitting final fixed prosthesis leads to having to retake impressions or scans, wasted chair time, and frustration.
In-Office Imetric Scan Packages
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Overview of ICam4D
Burbank Dental Lab solves the problem of multi-unit implant issues with the ICam4D in-office scanning service. By utilizing a combination of photogrammetric and structured light scanning techniques, ICam4D is able to capture precise 3D data.
The positioning and orientation of the implants are determined using special scan bodies called ICamBodies, which are equipped with 3D coding. With this service, a skilled implant specialist from Burbank Dental Lab will visit your office to perform an accurate extra-oral scan, ensuring the precise capture of implant positions.
Once the dental scans are completed, the results will be sent to the dental lab. The data will include precise angles, distances, and positions of the implants, with an accuracy range of 10 to 15 microns. This scanning system is compatible with all standard multi-unit abutments, making it a versatile tool for any splinted implant case. It’s particularly well-suited for large-span implant-supported dentures or bridges.
The first step in this process is to get the implant specialist from Burbank Dental Lab involved in the process as early as possible. An accurate record of the patient’s pre-existing dentition must be retained to help with final tooth placement and in determining the midline. This record can be in the form of study models or an existing denture.
As always, a surgical guide is recommended to help determine the ideal implant placement. The guided surgery appliances from Burbank Dental Lab offer a precision fit.
As one of the industry’s most technologically advanced dental labs, Burbank Dental Lab can fabricate guided surgery appliances from several different workflows.
Next, call Burbank Dental Lab at least 72 hours before the patient’s surgery appointment to schedule one of our implant scan specialists.
After placing the implants, a Burbank Dental Lab implant scan specialist will provide the special scan bodies (ICambodies) for insertion in the patient’s newly placed implant sites. This step will measure the precise position and orientation of the implants.
At the same appointment, the scan bodies are removed and special healing abutments (ICamRefs) are placed on the implant sites. The soft tissue can now be scanned with an intra-oral scanner, or a rapid impression can be taken and then scanned with a special scanner at the dental lab.
The data from both scans are then sent to the laboratory and imported to Imetric4D scanning software. The ICam4d data and gum tissue scans are aligned to become a high-precision dental model that is identical to the patient’s mouth.
Now the final fixed prosthesis can be manufactured. This step should be determined in the initial consultation with one of our digital specialists. The precision of the scan by the specialist will ensure a passive fit and in most cases, a turnaround time of one to two days. Burbank Dental Lab has many options when it comes to the final prosthesis.
Highly skilled technicians at Burbank Dental Lab design all final prosthetics and offer superior strength coupled with the beauty of natural teeth.
Benefits for the Clinician
Implant dentistry is one of the fastest-growing areas in the dental industry. This growth is due in part to the fact that dental implants are one of the most widely used treatments for the rehabilitation of complete or partially edentulous patients. Achieving a proper passive fit of the implant-supported prosthesis significantly improves its longevity. If you are a clinician working with these types of edentulous or partially edentulous patients, then this new in-office scanning service will be a game-changer.