A seamless CAD/CAM experience

March 21, 2012

Starting with either a digital intraoral scan or a benchtop scan in the lab, the new Straumann® CARES® Digital Solutions (straumann-cares-digital-solutions.com) offerings create a digital pathway for cases to follow from start to finish.

Starting with either a digital intraoral scan or a benchtop scan in the lab, the new Straumann® CARES® Digital Solutions (straumann-cares-digital-solutions.com) offerings create a digital pathway for cases to follow from start to finish.

Capable of producing copings, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, veneers and implant abutments and bridges, the CARES workflow can begin chariside with an intraoral scan from Cadent’s iTero®, or in the lab. It begins by scanning the model, waxup or die in the Scan CS2 scanner for digital case design.

The digital design is completed in the Visual 6.0 software, which guides the process step by step starting with an automatic design proposal based on the scan. Advanced tools are available for customizing the design, a database of teeth, pontics and connectors is always at the ready, as is online support.

Restorations are manufactured at Straumann’s industrial milling center, which takes advantage of industrial-scale high-speed cutting milling technology to provide precision and accuracy. A wide range of materials are available including zirconia, titanium, colbat-chromium and Ivoclar Vivadent’s IPS Empress CAD and IPS e.max CAD glass ceramics.

Straumann CARES also provides a completed guided surgery workflow that keeps dental labs involved in the process through the gonyX, which is used by labs to fabricate scan and surgical templates that are used chairside. This allows labs to work closely with dentists through every step of an implant case to ensure optimal coordination and high-quality outcomes in terms of both function and esthetics.