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Friday, May 27, 2011

Separate Arches During CT Scan

It is imperative that the arches are separated during the CT scan. This goes for scan and no-scan appliance technique. Our radiographic guides include a radiolucent bite registration. However, if a bite reg is not present, use cotton rolls. Nearly all cases that do not have separated arches must be rescanned.

Monday, May 9, 2011

No Scan Appliance Technique - skip the wax-up

In the last few months we have completed hundreds of cases using our No-Scan-Appliance technique. This technique allows you to simply capture a CBCT and send models to our facility. From this we create surgical guides, saving you time, lab fees and appointments. When the models arrive at ROE they are digititized, and rather than completing diagnostic wax-ups, we design virtual teeth using crown and bridge virtual software. Once the teeth are set in ideal positions, the implant position is planned and we host our on line meeting to finalize the case.

Be sure to follow our protocol for case selection. Contra-indications for the no-scan-technique are edentulous patients and metal based restorations in the areas of proposed implant sites.