The implant scan is sent directly from the TRIOS to the lab - just like a standard Crown & Bridge case.
Two types of digital lab models can be designed with Model Builder:
- Digital Model with implant analog (requires implant analog)
- Digital Model with die as part of the model (“abutment as a die”; requires no implant analog)
The basic workflow is the same for the two model types.
- Accept case from the Inbox or TRIOS Inbox – depending on your setup.
- Open the order form and select the appropriate implant system and digital model type.
- In Model Builder, only go through the “prepare steps”. Then close Model Builder and start-up Dental Designer.
- Design abutment in Dental Designer - just as usual.
- In Dental Manager, choose “Build Model” (right click on order in Dental Manager) to open Model
- Builder again to finalize model design. The implant model can be designed in two different ways, depending on your preferences. There is no need to be able to manufacture soft tissue in any of the cases:
- Cut (adjust) model with the abutment shape, so there is room for the abutment in the model;
- Print the abutment as part of the model (i.e. “abutment as a die”). With this solution the abutment is placed in the model as a die and you do not need implant analogs. Read more below.
Selecting type of model
- It is the setting “Print Abutment as Part of Model” that determines how the model is manufactured.
- Enable it in Dental System Control Panel -> Digital model -> Digital model design (applies to all models using that particular digital model design):
- Alternatively, it can be set in the virtual trim settings (applies to the specific model).
- If this setting is not enabled, the model will automatically be cut with the abutment (i.e. adjusted to fit with the abutment emergence profile).
- In addition, a hole for insertion of the implant analog will be made (see left image, below).
- If the setting is enabled, the abutment will be added as part of the model.
- You can then print the abutment, just like a normal die for a prepped tooth (see right image below).
- In this case you do not need an implant analog, and you can model and check the crown using the printed version of the abutment: