Híbrida MuñonesCADCAM Milled Bar Technology with Createch Medical

Cast metal bars have traditionally been used in fixed-removable implant cases when indicated, as a solution to increase the strength of the acrylic prosthesis and more evenly distribute load-bearing forces across the implants. Given these important benefits, bars are often prescribed by clinicians in full-arch cases unless contraindicated, however, traditional cast and hand-milled bars can be time-consuming and cost-intensive.

Fortunately, advances in CADCAM technology have brought about communication tools and production techniques that are faster and more precise, increasing the efficiency with which implant bars are fabricated and greatly improving predictability upon seating. Streamlined workflows consisting of proven processes serve to mitigate human error and reduce the learning curve for clinicians and lab technicians working together to restore edentulous cases. The overall process serves to minimise or even eliminate repeat try-ins, reducing costs. Moreover, the high-quality titanium alloy from which CADCAM bars are milled results in a one-piece framework that is both lighter and stronger, increasing patient comfort and confidence.

A Passive Fit

Cast metal bars have traditionally been used in fixed-removable implant cases when indicated, as a solution to increase the strength of the acrylic prosthesis and more evenly distribute load-bearing forces across the implants. Given these important benefits, bars are often prescribed by clinicians in full-arch cases unless contraindicated, however, traditional cast and hand-milled bars can be time-consuming and cost-intensive.

Fortunately, advances in CADCAM technology have brought about communication tools and production techniques that are faster and more precise, increasing the efficiency with which implant bars are fabricated and greatly improving predictability upon seating. Streamlined workflows consisting of proven processes serve to mitigate human error and reduce the learning curve for clinicians and lab technicians working together to restore edentulous cases. The overall process serves to minimise or even eliminate repeat try-ins, reducing costs. Moreover, the high-quality titanium alloy from which CADCAM bars are milled results in a one-piece framework that is both lighter and stronger, increasing patient comfort and confidence.Createch & Straumann Info-11

A Stronger Prosthesis

The same digital production processes that enable the precise fit of CADCAM milled bars also lend them superior strength compared to cast gold implant bars. As a milled, one-piece structure, there are no solder joints resulting from separate segments being laser-welded together. Nor are there any fractures, cracks or porosities associated with the lost wax technique by which cast metal bars are produced. This, combined with the high-strength material properties of titanium alloy, ensures long-term reliability of the prosthesis. Even in the unlikely event of failure, an exact replica can be milled from the original digital design file, facilitating replacement of the prosthesis without the costly hassle of casting a new bar from scratch. Also, a bar milled from titanium, though significantly stronger, weighs less than the same bar cast in gold, resulting in a lighter, more comfortable prosthesis.

Case Efficiency

By providing enhanced visibility and superior communication tools in a virtual setting, CADCAM technology enhances collaboration between the clinician and laboratory regarding the indications and treatment options for the best possible outcome. Digital production techniques also require less time in the laboratory, resulting in a faster turnaround time for a CADCAM milled bar than for a conventional cast gold bar, helping to reduce overall treatment duration.

Simple Procedure

In association with Straumann, a direct to your laboratory milling service is available via Createch to produce high quality milled structures to accuracies probably never before available in dentistry. Createch’s milling expertise in this field means they have the knowledge and facilities to meet the extreme stringency required to produce milled components of unique accuracy well beyond the needs of dental restorations.

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The revolution in the potential for complex dental restorations is growing, with huge choices of materials and design potential, pointing the way to a more economic and yet superior product. As the pace of development in this market continues, specialist centres such as the facilities at Createch Medical will probably become the norm.

The Createch for Straumann® solutions gives technicians the flexibility needed to deliver the simplest case to the most advanced. The solution offers straight or angulated screw channels (up to 25 °) at both implant and abutment level and it also offers the possibility to mix Straumann® platforms or abutments.

Peace of Mind

There is undoubtedly more development and innovation to come in this relatively new world of virtual design. Many of the newer materials and production methods could become beyond the economic scope of anyone but specialist manufacturers, and connecting with third parties with the pedigree of Createch Medical can bridge the gap and provide access for small and large dental laboratories across the world to this exciting field. Straumann and Createch together offer the reassurance of delivering high quality services and products that can be relied on.

For more details on how your lab can benefit from the services that Createch provide, please contact Straumann on 01293 651230


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