It is not necessary for a laboratory to carry out all the steps in the digital process itself. The digital impression has not yet arrived in all dental practices. Manual impressions and thus also the production of models are still necessary. In order to still be able to carry out the further digital process steps, a dental scanner can be used at this point, with the aid of which the plaster models created on the basis of the impression can be scanned.
After this intermediate step, all further digital processes can be carried out as described above.
You don't have a scanner and therefore no CAD software? Then you have the option of sending your model to us and we will do the construction for you.
"Even virtually you can get creative and give your work your own signature."
Are you worried that you will not be able to give your work your typical handwriting in this way? Then simply send us a wax-up with the model. This pre-modeling is also scanned and provides the basis for the design.
But you can not only give the framework your individual signature in conventional production, this is also possible in virtual modeling using CAD software (leading software houses here are 3Shape and Exocad). Because every work is based on the patient's individual oral situation, this also means that shapes from the library can and must even be adapted to the requirements and thus receive their personal touch.
Based on the virtual modeling, stl data are then created. These are transmitted to a CAM software in order to manufacture the framework. There are different procedures for this: