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    Technique: Scan a complex implant case more efficiently

    How one scanner enables this busy lab to improve its scanning speed and efficiency.

    I have spent the last decade going full force into digital dentistry and mastering the most efficient and successful ways to use state of the art technology to masterfully craft the complex cases that I routinely handle.

    I recently started utilizing the Freedom HD Scanner by DOF for milling in my lab, which allows me to streamline the process of fabricating these cases. The Freedom HD Scanner is fast and compatible with our articulators and allows all-in-one milling, which combines three steps into one. Being able obtain a pre-scan, detailed scan and antagonist scan all in a single step is a remarkable, time-saving convenience for my extremely busy laboratory.

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    Additionally, being able to read occlusion while the model is attached to the articulator allows us to move more quickly and efficiently through cases. The fact that the quality of the scans does not suffer at the expense of this convenience makes the Freedom HD Scanner an irreplaceable aspect of lab operations. The scans are high quality and accurate, and thanks to the innovative Implant Multi-die scanning process, are conveniently obtained. This is why we have made the Freedom HD Scanner an integral component of our daily lab operations.

    Case study

    In Figure 1, readers can see the patient wearing the maxillary and mandibular dentures fabricated by doctor. Figure 2 shows the smile view with dentures.

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    Fig. 1                                                                             Fig. 2

    In Figure 3, the author shows how to fabricate PMMA with composite gum tissues from doctor’s dentures (image specifically shows the maxillary part).

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    Fig. 3                                                                          Fig. 4

    Figure 4 shows the mandibular PMMA, and checking the model fit against the PMMA.

    In Figure 5, the maxillary model is placed in DOF Freedom HD Scanner and scanned. Figure 6 shows the scanned image.

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     Fig. 5                                                                                    Fig. 6

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    Luke S. Kahng, CDT
    Luke S. Kahng is an accomplished lab technician, specializing in high-end ceramic restorations. Luke has served on several major dental ...

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