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Is there anyone familiar with designing custom abutments with Sirona's inLab 4.2? We are having an issue...See more we don't seem to have a solution to, and just wondered if we're missing a step or something. We follow the steps to the letter that I learned at one of the advanced courses. Also, with the TiBase and scan body, I make sure the little ridge on the tiBase/post faces toward the buccal, and align the scan body appropriately to it. We then continue to design the case as one normally would. The issue comes after milling when somehow the little groove made in the abutment to slide down on the little ridge of the TiBase is in the wrong place and when seated results in an abutment and crown turned at least a quarter turn - even though it appears on the buccal on the screen when designing. We are baffled, and can't seem to find anyone who knows either. Any ideas? — tagged Abutments and inLab Software 4.2
Axsys Dental Solutions · Axsys Dental Solutions · Wixom, MI
Thanks to everyone that came out to visit us last week. We had a great time and after a rocky start (long...See more flight delays and freight company loosing our exhibit materials) and a great show.
I was VERY encouraged and somewhat surprised (based on some of the claims being made) by just how far ahead we were in the machining of custom abutments; specifically Ti pre-milled (we use NT-Trading Preform with our own much enhanced libraries). Cycle time, finish, margin quality, completeness of machining and our ability to hand a very wide variety of severe abutment designs had customers confirming our position and coming back for more...and we're just warming up! A whole lot of surprises coming up soon.
A couple of pic's snapped by a cell phone just before the start of day 2. The t-shirts were a big hit. I was worried that visitors wouldn't "get it". They got it alright... :-)
Hello all you Bridgers!
We are only 9 days away from a very exciting 1 and 1/2 days of education, new...See more product information and industry fellowship. I have been coming to this meeting from the beginning and for one am really looking forward to this years meeting. Take a look at your February issue of LMT to get all of the information for the clinics being presented and the exhibitors who will be there to show you what's new and answer your questions. Just as a reminder, I wil be presenting two "Free" seminars on Saturday, February 22, 2013 from 7:30am - 8:30 am or 8:30 am - 9:30am. The subject is "Evolution of Outsourcing: CAD/CAM, Custom Abutments - How does this fit into your business model"? It is getting more difficult to gain new accounts and I may have a few ideas for you which will be discussed during this program. Come join us, there is No Charge and you will get 1-Scientific CDT credit for attending! Hope to see you there.
Just two months until Lab Day Chicago 2014. Check out the Nov/Dec issue of LMT to see...See more what is being offered for your educational benefit. In the January ssue you will see more details of the programs and their scheduled times. Just a reminder, if you are not providing CAD CAM and Custom Abutment Implants to your dentists, stop by my seminar on Saturday, February 22, 2013 from 7:30am - 8:30 am or 8:30 am - 9:30am. The subject is "Evolution of Outsourcing: CAD/CAM, Custom Abutments - How does this fit into your business model"? It is getting more difficult to gain new accounts and I may have a few ideas for you which will be discussed during this program. Come join us, there is No Charge and you will get 1-Scientific CDT credit for attending! See you there.
Hello everyone. Just a short note to let you know I will be presenting a 1-hour scientific CDT credit...See more program at the 2014 LMT Lab Day Chicago in Hospitality Suite 936 on Saturday, February 22, 2013 from 7:30am - 8:30 am 8:30 am - 9:30am. The subject is "Evolution of Outsourcing: CAD/CAM, Custom Abutments - How does this fit into your business model"? Come join us for this exciting update on CAD, Custom Abutments and other evolutions in our fast moving industry. Hope to see you there!!!
Jordan Greenberg · CAD/CAM Product Manager at Datron Dynamics, Inc.
Last chance! We still have some space left in NH and CA for our FREE workshop: "What it Takes to Mill...See more Titanium Bars & Custom Abutments In-house". See live demonstrations and learn what type of equipment and software features are important when trying to mill complex implant geometries in titanium and other materials. 6 scientific CE credits available. Fill out the online form to register:
This is just me venting.. (in hopes of gaining manufacturers attention). It really frustrates me to know...See more that all major implant companies and non associated milling centers are heavily advertising "Custom Abutments". We do 100% percent of our implant restorations using custom made prosthesis, with 90% of them being screw retained. What irritates me is that when I design my custom screw retained abutment and scan or send it out to be scan (depending on the implant), I sometimes get a message from the manufacturer saying unable to mill due to "milling limitations", "insufficient block size", "restoration does not fit within our milling parameters". Again Most implant companies are pushing custom made abutments and more so screw retained crowns. So why not make your milling blocks BIGGER?
I wouldn't probably get an explanation other that "We're working on it"...... — tagged Abutments
The goal of this is to learn from our experiences how to avoid these types of companies.
We recently...See more met with a custom abutment milling center- a smaller local player in southern california and ran into numerous issues regarding the source of their materials, quality control processes and their willingness to reverse engineer every implant system they could get their hands on.
As a supplier of components we adhere to FDA guidelines and the manufacturing complies with ISO 13485-2003 quality management.
There were several questionable tactics that they implemented including-
1. using lab screws as final screws (using a temporary screw as a final one is completely unacceptable)
2. not providing MSDS on the titanium material they are milling custom abutments (do you know where the material is coming from?)
3. designing any degree of custom abutment (over 30 degrees) - bad design equals bad outcomes...
4. quality control - how do they test for tolerance and fit of the connection, what standards to they comply and adhere to.
5. reverse engineering of patented designs - we know this is happening but at what point does the implant manufacturer request information on all of the milling centers customers too?
We believe that as the market for custom abutments grows more competitive and these unscrupulous players emerge that these types of unethical practices will become more commonplace.
I would ask your milling partner for-
1. MSDS documents on the source of their materials
2. FDA documents demonstrating that they have a valid FDA for the material or product they are providing
3. The label for the screw including lot number.
4. How are they making their custom abutments- with a block of titanium or utilizing a block with the interfaces already milled.
If they cannot provide you this information then go somewhere else.
I have no issue disclosing this vendor to you however please contact me directly.
firstname.lastname@example.org — tagged Abutments
2 weeks until Lab Day Chicago! Check out Digital Solutions Learning Center, Guided Surgery -Template...See more Fabrication for the Lab, 3M ESPE Lava Ultimate Restorative, Screw-Retained Bars & Bridges & Custom Abutments, and Clinician and Laboratory Relationships - learn more about our clinics today! http://labday.straumann.us — tagged LAB DAY Chicago 2012