This combination of technology allows you to capture the relationship of the implants to each other very precisely and merges it with the location of the soft tissue in the edentulous jaw, while aligning the maxilla and the mandible at the proper vertical dimension, while incorporating the tooth form and position into the equation. The Medit intra-oral scanner can be used to record the occslusal relationship between the temporaries and/or arches, the software tissue and can even record the intra-oral abutments. A feature unique to Medit is the Artficial Implant Suprastructure Identification System, which allows you to import an STL file of your choice and merge it with a live scan. In this particular case, the STL file is of the numerous Multi-Unit Abutments imaged with the ICAM4D. The conventional approach would have forced the practitioner to capture these data sets and merge them in Computer Aided Design Software, often delaying treatment or requiring a verification step.
The second video shows how the digital relationship between the multiple fixtures were captured using the Imetric ICam4D photogrammetry system. At first the camera is calibrated and then it is moved to the imaging of the flagposts that are placed on the MUA’s in the patients mouth. The software then exports the data sets in an stl format with implant positions digitally captured. This data is then imported into the Medit i500 software and merged clinically. Once the data sets are merged, all of the data is accurately transferred for design. This data includes the teeth position and vertical dimension. This approach is unique to only Medit i500 and the ICam4d and eliminates unnecessary steps and, for most people, the verification jig step
If you do not plan on doing any design work, printing, or milling, you do not need any CAD software like exocad. A lot of users will use high grade printing materials to quickly verify the records before dismissing the patient. Full face scans can also be imported into the Medit i500 and incorporated into the equation.
Why do you need a printer?
Many advanced users print temporaries and other useful restorations. Some of our users print pre-made sectional verification jigs that fit to the MUA impression transfer abutment. After surgery, to complement the IOS and Photogrammetry models, they quickly seat these jigs on each abutment and lute them together with duralay or other material. This gives them a supplemental verification process where the prosthesis can be scanned in the impression mode and digitally merged with the other models or used to verify the final restorations the old fashioned way for reassurance as they transition from the analog to the digital world.
Once the suprastructures are design, they can be printed and used as sectional verification jigs. Post surgery, you can place the material on the transfer abutments, seat them on the abutments, and lute them together with duralay or some other rigid material. You will then have an analog back up model that you can utilize for verification purposes.