September 5th, 2017
The criteria for determining whether a digital impression should be used to produce a restoration in-office or sent to the lab for fabrication are straightforward. By assessing the tooth’s location, surrounding dentition, parafunctional habits, the stump shade, and the doctor’s and patient’s schedule on the day of consultation, this decision can be made with a high degree of confidence. Whichever method of fabrication is chosen, these technologies afford significant cost savings and allow patients to receive restorations in less time than those produced from conventional impressions.
Volume 4, Issue 1
March 1st, 2013
When I made my first optical impression for an implant crown using an Inclusive® Scanning Abutment from Glidewell Laboratories, I remember thinking how wonderful it would be if this technique turned out to be as good as my regular technique. No impression material, no stone casts, no bite registration, not even a pen. It never […]
Volume 3, Issue 2
July 2nd, 2012
Dr. Bradley Bockhorst: I wanted to spend some time talking about one of your passions, digital intraoral scanning. Can you tell us a little bit about how long you’ve been involved with that technology? Dr. Perry Jones: I have been involved in optical/digital scanning in my practice for the purpose of restorations probably for the […]