Our Digital Capability
Southern Cross Dental (SCD) receives and processes scans from all major intraoral scanners such as 3Shape TRIOS® , Sirona CEREC®, Planmeca Planscan™, 3M™ True Definition and Cadent iTero™ as well as any systems producing digital impressions in STL open format. Dentists may send digital orders to us for a wide variety of treatments - restorations (all ceramics, full metal and porcelain fused to metal crown and bridges), occlusal splints and implants.
Advantages of Digital CAD/CAM Dentistry over Traditional Analogue Dental Work
The entire workflow of dental restorations can be supported by digital technology. The digital workflow starts with digital impression with an intraoral scanner. The dentist can order a restoration from SCD by direct transmission of a digitally produced impression, which is sent electronically.
Analogue impressions sent to SCD can be incorporated into the digital workflow. Using impression scanning and CAD/CAM or 3D printing technology, our dental laboratories can then produce a machined jaw model (instead of a manually produced plaster model).
Whether analogue or digital transmission of information occurs, the CAD/CAM process in the laboratory allows for post-processing manually for veneering.
What type of restorations can be produced by digital technology?
Note: Digital files allow the dentist and the laboratory to store information for future reference.
Whether you are looking to send digital impressions to us or you are seeking an intraoral scanning solution for your surgery, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or call 02 8062 9800.