Matching the scan abutments

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Matching the scan abutmentsA video tutorial is available: Matching the scan abutments

Choose the Type of Implant

To choose the type of implant, expand the combo box [1] and select an implant from the CAD library. The implant connection type [2] is then defined.

The Info button [3] gives information about the chosen implant library.

The family button [4] is used to select between library families, such as rotational and anti-rotational units mainly used for single abutments, or between different styles of scan abutments.

Detect the Implant Position

Look at the red point [5] on the scan abutment in the wizard window. Click the same position on the scan data. Then, click Best fit matching [7] to orient the scan abutment correctly (Note: You can rotate the scan abutment in the 'Detect Implant Position' dialog by right-clicking it, and then holding and dragging the mouse). To fit other implant positions, click 'Next' to proceed to the next wizard step.

If the scan data is not ideal and artifacts are in the lower part of the scan abutments (i.e. if the adjacent teeth are too close to the scan abutments), it may help to cut away the lower part of the geometry from the scan abutment for matching by increasing the slider [6]. This may help improving results.

Detect Implant Position menu - PIC.png
TipYou can measure the accuracy by clicking Best fit matching [7] and pressing the <CTRL> – if you see a lot of green color with a mixed green/gold pattern on the top, it's good.