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ICam4D and DESS Multi Unit Abutments

it’s here! well technically it is crossing the atlantic. the icam4d’s are on their way.
separate from that, after i think a year long search, we have decided to carry the dess line of abutments because it is the one of the only lines that i can confidently say is well thought out and verified from start to finish. so you will be able to get a MUA to pretty much any implant line. some like bicons, if you choose to go that route will still have to be custom made and we can help you with that. But the vast majority of the implant lines and connections will be covered by this approach. Keith Goldstein is a tremendous resource and has agreed to provide us with a some important files and libraries. here is the significance of all this:
  1. if you want a fixture level impression vs MUA in those rare situations, you can still place a MUA and image that. The dess library can easily convert that information to the location of the fixture. you just need to make sure that you make note of the exact mua and collar height you used. the timing won’t matter as these are RP non-indexed abutments. that solves the number 1 request you folks make when looking at this.
  2. we will have all the libraries of the abutment from the margin and up available to you so you can pop them into the medit scan and easily identify the MUA in the mouth.
  3. for the process to work in the traditional way, you would have had to place the mua’s, place the scnflags, image with icam. take off scanflags, place cylinders, scan with ios. then take off cylinders and then place healing caps. NOW, you can place the MUA’s, place scanflags, image with icam. export the stl and import it into medit. take off scan flags, BYPASS the cylinders, and just start scanning MUA’s in the mouth. With the AI feature, you will readily identify the multi unit abutments no matter how bloody the field is and if parts of the margins are buried under tissue. Of course, in the situation where the implant is super deep and the mua can’t stick its neck out, you will still have the option of popping the cylinders on. you will know which route to go as soon as you seat the MUA after surgery or uncovery