Adaptation to antagonists / approximal adaptation

WarningThis page documents exocad's software releases from 2015 on. See documentation for older versions


Adapt to Occlusal

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This screen allows you to adapt restorations to the antagonist (if scanned), and to the adjacent teeth.


If you have used the Virtual Articulator feature (available as an add-on module; requires supported scanner for a direct facebow transfer or you can manually set the occlusal set using Bonwill's triangle), you may choose between static or dynamic occlusion - Occlusion type [6].

You can define the desired distance to the antagonist (for anatomic and reduced parts) using the slider Desired distance [5].

For the actual adaptation, you have the choice between a smart Shape-preserving adaptation [4], which will try to preserve the tooth morphology, or simply cutting intersections with the antagonist Cut intersections [3].

To adapt to anterior teeth, switch to Approximal [2].

When done, click 'Next'.

TipUse a combination of both – first the shape-preserving adaptation [4], which will keep small intersections, then cut intersections [3].

Adapt to Adjacent Tooth

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This control is identical to the Occlusal page, with the addition of a Pull sideways to adjacent teeth [7] control. Checking this box will ensure that the restorations will expand to fill any voids between teeth, if necessary.

Free-form Attachments

This control allows you to place attachment geometries freely within your design. Attachments can be added or subtracted from a restoration. They can be aligned to many different directions, and multiple paths of insertion are supported.