Our five-axis digital scanner with hybrid-scanning software is set to revolutionise the way dentists scan impressions and lab technicians create prostheses.
Using pioneering technology developed by our clinicians and research team, the scanner allows dentists to create 3D scans in their practice that are a step change more accurate than anything currently available in the market.
These scans can then be instantly sent to dental laboratories, rapidly speeding up the development of first-class prostheses which require fewer intraoral adjustments.View Project
Traditionally, dentists use a mechanical facebow and articulator to record and replicate facial landmark relationships to ensure complex restorative treatment will fit the facial profile (smile design) and not come under irregular forces in function, leading to failure.
Strapped to a patient’s head to locate the chewing plane, this type of equipment is cumbersome for the dentist and patient, and is very technique sensitive and time-consuming to use.
We have created a ‘virtual’ digital facebow using a simple camera with our neural network-trained software to record both how people chew and key facial landmarks.
This innovative approach replaces a complex and time-consuming step in the treatment pathway, saving dentists significant clinical time (and so money) and leading to the production of better fitting, better looking and more durable dental restorations
A bite registration records how the teeth meet so dentists can identify potential problems that can develop as teeth wear or move throughout life. These issues need to be corrected to ensure that function and appearance of the dentition is maintained.
To date this has only been possible by physically recording a patient’s bite with dental wax or putty and then articulating physical models of their teeth on a mechanical dental articulator.
We have developed patent-pending hardware and software that takes a short video recording and dental scans to calculate, then replicate a patient’s entire chewing cycle entirely digitally.
This will ultimately lead to dentists having access to more comprehensive information about how a patient bites, resulting in better performing, longer lasting restorative dental work.