CAD/CAM restoration workflow
What are the steps of preparing a CAD/CAM restoration?
Note: This guide does not replace proper education and training in CAD/CAM restorations.
- Manually connect the scan abutment or bodies to the implant or the screw-retained P64, P14 or P16 abutment. Alternatively, connect to their analogs in the model.
- Scan intra-orally using an intra-oral scanner or scan the casted/printed model using a tabletop scanner.
- Check the scanning result for missing areas, and rescan if needed. Send the scanning data (STL file) to the dental lab.
- Upload the scanning data to the dedicated CAD/CAM design software, and choose the desired restoration components from the AB Dental library (scan abutment/body, Ti-base abutment, or adhesive sleeve).
- Design the desired restoration and create a job/work file.
- Optional: in case needed – design a printed plastic model, using our dedicated digital model analog libraries.
- Send the created prosthetic job/work file to CAM software, and manufacture the prosthetic job/work.
- Optional: Print the plastic model (alternative to a cast model) and install the required digital analog.
- Check the final work restoration on the model (cast or printed) and correct as needed.
- Glue the Ti-base abutments or adhesive sleeve into the crown or bridge restoration components (final prosthetic parts).
- Connect the final restoration to the patient mouth.
- Retouch and finish.