How to send a digital impression
Here at Select Dental Studio, we don’t leave things up to chance. Our culture of innovation drives us to adopt only the best in dental technology. Select Dental Studio embraces intraoral scanning (IOS) technology in all its forms. We welcome files form any open system (.STL export) and all of the following:
.STL export, CEREC®, Carestream®, iTero®, 3Shape TRIOS®, 3M True Definition®
TEST • DRIVE • A • SCANNER
Sending "Your" digital impressions
Step 1: Sending a digital impression
Select Dental Studio is expertly qualified to assist clinicians who utilize digital impression systems. The lab employs computer-aided technology in nearly every step of production, ensuring that prescribed restorations are consistently well-fitting and able to be fabricated from the most modern materials.
For both traditional and implant restorations, Select Dental Studio accepts scans for the Sirona CEREC® platforms, the Align Technolgy iTero™, Carestream Connect, PLANMECA CAD/CAM SOLUTIONS E4D Technologies PlanScan®, the 3M™ True Definition Scanner, and 3Shape’s TRIOS®.
Once a clinician has captured an impression with their scanning unit, the data can be transferred to Select Dental Studio. For systems that utilize proprietary connection portals, the data is sent to Select Dental Studio through the approved, established connection as shown in the respective system’s manual. For open systems, clinicians can download the scan data from their impression unit and transfer it directly to Select Dental Studio through our “My Account” interface.
Step 2: Digital Case Design
Once your scan data has been transferred to the digital network at Select Dental Studio, a specialized team of dental technicians performs a small clinical evaluation to verify that each case is ready for production. Approved cases are then distributed to the appropriate technical department based on the material and restoration type requested by the clinician.
At Select Dental Studio, nearly 100 percent of case design is handled with dental design software. These digital design softwares enable our experienced dental technicians to shape every aspect of a restoration. Our decades of traditional lab experience educate every click, ensuring precise fit, function and esthetics. This all-digital design process guarantees a higher accuracy in the final restoration because the errors inherent to traditional impressions and the pouring of stone models are completely removed. In fact, most of our modern production workflows can be completed entirely without a physical model ever being produced. Dentists who wish to verify their restorations on a model can still request one from the laboratory.
Step 3: Digital Production Processing
After the digital restoration design is complete, the design file is transferred to the appropriate production team based on the type of material and restoration requested by the clinician.
Below are brief outlines of the various processes and technologies employed across a variety of our lab services.
Regardless of whether a clinician sends a case digitally or with traditional impressions, all restorations at Select Dental Studio are fabricated with the same cutting-edge technologies and techniques. It is our mission to bring the benefits gained from these technologies to clinicians and patients across the world.