Summary: The following information will guide you through the scan, design and production process utilizing the MegaGen AnyRidge Scan Post (C-type) with the CEREC system. This step-by-step instructional piece details the procedures and processes involved in creating a screw-retained, implant-supported restoration with the AnyRidge ZrGen Abutment (C-type).
AnyRidge Scan Posts (C-type) are designed for intra oral scanning utilizing the CEREC system from Sirona, to precisely transmit prosthetic information relating to the exact clinical position of the implant. Featured here is a step-by-step demonstration utilizing the AnyRidge Scan Post (C-type) to restore Tooth #30 after implant placement and osseointegration.
The patient presented with the healing abutment in place, and is ready to begin the restorative process eight weeks post implant placement (fig 1). Removal of the healing abutment reveals healthy keratinized tissue and exposes the implant in preparation for AnyRidge Scan Post C-type to be placed to scan (fig 2).
Place the Scan Post on the driver; note the prosthetic notch on the side wall of Scan Post (fig 3). This notch should be oriented on a proximal surface, as the milling sprue is usually 90° from the notch on the Scan Post. This will avoid having a sprue on a proximal contact area and avoids manual adjustment of proximal contact in the crown restoration. When the Scan Post is properly seated on the AnyRidge implant, there is clear visual confirmation of the notch on mesial of the implant (fig 4). Taking a patient X-Ray is recommended to adequately confirm seat of the Scan Post.
The Scan Post is the metal part that receives the Scan Body (fig 6) which is available through your Dentsply Sirona dealer. The gray Scan Body is for use with Omnicam and white Scan Body is for Bluecam. Please refer to page 9 for more information.
2. Design Mode
– a. Biogeneric Individual
– a. IPS e.max CAD
4. Mill Device
– a. Specify your mill
6. Ti Base Manufacturer
– a. SIRONA
7. Ti Base
– Please refer to chart on Page 9 for sizes
8. Define Restoration
– a. Acquisition
Fig 27: AnyRidge® Scan Post selection chart:
About the Author Dr. Neal Patel, DDS, received both his Bachelor’s in molecular genetics and his DDS from The Ohio State University, combined his lifelong passions for medical science, computer technology and the visual arts, and emerged as a revolutionary force in contemporary dentistry.
While implementing cutting edge technology in his own private practice—the Powell, Ohio-based, aptly named infinite Smiles, lauched in 2008 – dr. Patel also travels the world educating thousands of den- tists around the globe on integrating two exciting, fast growing technologies. Dr. Patel is one of only a handful of dentists in the U.S. trained on 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), as well as its application with CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). These technologies together allow Dr. Patel to produce a 3D model of the patient so he can simulate and perfect the dentistry on a virtual first, and then transfer it to the patient for treatment. The software and machine uses CAD/ CAM (Computer Assisted Design/Computer Assisted Manufacturing) to design a tooth (crown) and mill it in a single visit, so teeth can be restored within one patient appointment, rather than multiple appoint- ments required with earlier techniques. “Both systems work great independently but a magical thing happens when they communicate with each other. The end result is absolute precision. We can deliver results within a fraction of a hair, or 100 microns of accuracy (100 microns is one tenth of a millimeter). We still use our hands, of course, but we are guided now by the computer.”
Dr. Patel travels extensively in the U.S., Canada and Europe and has even gone to Australia to train clinicians on how to use the equipment. Even before launching infinite smiles, Dr, Patel was active as a consultant, educating surgeons in the field of 3d imaging, computer generated implant surgery and the art of stereolithography in dental applications.
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