How it Works
Ordering a restoration couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is send us the digital impression and our dental labs will produce a precision jaw model using computer-aided design and 3D printing technology.
Analog impressions can also easily be incorporated into the digital workflow, and all models can be manually veneered.
A Complete Digital Service
You can send digital orders to us for a wide variety of treatments – restorations (all ceramics, full metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and bridges), dentures, occlusal splints and implants.
- Improved cost and time efficiencies.
- Vastly improved accuracy.
- Aesthetics, occlusion and fit all verified before fabrication.
- Improved in-chair comfort for patients during impression taking.
- Effective real-time education and feedback tool for dentists about their work.
- Digital storage of models.
What type of restorations can be produced?
- Virtual wax-ups.
- Fully-milled zirconia and post-processing with veneered options.
- Ultra translucent and PFZ.
- Hybrid ceramics (Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative).
- Lithium silicate (VITA SUPRINITY®) and lithium disilicate (IPS e.max®).
- Metal copings.
- Provisional restorations, made from virtual designs to assess aesthetics and occlusion for larger, more complex cases.
- Implant abutments and superstructures.
- Mouthguards, splints and orthodontic appliances.
And once we have the digital file, we can store it for future reference.
Our Digital Workflow
The entire workflow of dental restorations can be supported by digital technology. The digital workflow starts with digital impression with an Intraoral Scanner. The dentist can order a restoration from SCD by direct transmission of a digitally produced impression, which is sent electronically.
Analog impressions sent to Southern Cross Dental can be incorporated into the digital workflow. Using impression scanning and CAD/CAM or 3D printing technology, our dental laboratories can then produce a machined jaw model (instead of a manually produced plaster model).
Whether analog or digital transmission of information occurs, the CAD/CAM process in the laboratory allows for post-processing manually for veneering.
What type of restorations can be produced by digital technology?
- Virtual wax-ups
- Fully milled zirconia and post-processing with veneered options
- Lithium silicate (VITA Suprinity®) and lithium disilicate (IPS e.max®)
- Provisional Restorations are made from virtual designs to assess aesthetics and occlusion for larger, more complex cases
- Hybrid Ceramics (Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative)
- Metal Copings
- Implant abutments
- Implant superstructures
Note: Digital files allow the dentist and the laboratory to store information for future reference.Tips and Tricks - How To Achieve Optimal Outcomes
Find out more
For information on how you can start sending us your digital scans, contact us. Our customer service team can talk you through how to get going.