Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Digital Scan Caps
Offices equipped with digital impression machines (iTero & Lava COS) can now transfer implant position directly to the laboratory via special scan caps. These coded, aluminum, digital-impression posts are seated and thumb-tightened into implants and scanned. With this information ROE creates a virtual implant model for abutment and restoration design. There are several advantages to this service. First, the soft-tissue architecture is precisely captured and used to create ideal emergence and margin placement. Second, digital impressions are received by our laboratory very quickly allowing us to design abutments and restorations earlier, leading to much quicker turnaround time. And third, digital files are imported into ROE’s iRis (intelligent restorative individualized system) to engineer restorations to your specific parameters. Scan caps can be ordered through ROE in both plastic and radiopaque aluminum.