Vericore® Custom Milled Bars Deliver Best of Both Worlds

Joseph Jennings, CDT/MBA · Technical · Feb 2010

  • Step 8: The digitally scanned information and the CMM data are sent independently to the milling station where both files are combined. Macros are assigned and tool paths are reviewed, after which the files are sent to the Vericore titanium milling machine.

  • Step 6: The model and bar pattern are scanned with the 3Shape Scanner.

    Step 7: The model is then mounted on a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and platform-specific measuring cylinders are placed in the analogs. Using a contact probe, the exact platform height and angle (long axis) of each analog is determined.

  • Step 4: Place the putty matrix (with the denture teeth attached) on the model to confirm there is enough clearance for processing the final denture when the milled bar is completed.

  • Step 1: Once the denture has been tried-in and the accuracy of the analog model verified, use a putty matrix to aid in the proper positioning of the bar. To be certain there is enough clearance for processing the denture, you can remove the teeth from the wax and affix them to the putty matrix.

  • Step 3: Although you can use wax, bars made from self-polymerizing or light-cured resins maintain the greatest stability during transportation to the Vericore milling facility.

  • Step 2: Finger-tighten the waxing cylinders (available from Vericore) to the analogs in the soft-tissue master model with the appropriate screws.

  • THE RESULT: A truly custom implant-supported bar with a dimensional accuracy of ≤ 8 microns.

About The Author
Joseph Jennings, CDT/MBA

Works at Whip Mix Corp.

Joseph Jennings, CDT, MBA, is the general manager of Dental Technology Solutions, a division of the Whip Mix Corp. that is equipped with the latest milling technology and specializes in the Vericore System....

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