Planmeca provides six simple steps for a fully digital implant workflow

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Planmeca provides six simple steps for a fully digital implant workflow

Finish dental company Planmeca is showcasing its Romexis software and additional products at the EAO congress. (Image: Planmeca)
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By Dental Tribune International

Thu. 11. October 2018

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VIENNA, Austria: Planmeca’s powerful Romexis software platform features all the necessary tools for a fully digital implant workflow. The software allows users to design their own implant guides easily and quickly at no extra cost. At the 2018 EAO, dental professionals have the opportunity to try out the software on the spot.

The projected need for tooth replacements is set to increase over the next few decades. Luckily, taking an implant plan to surgery is now easier than ever. From planning to manufacturing, the entire workflow can be handled and completed with the Planmeca Romexis software in six simple steps.

Step 1: Smile design
Use the Romexis Smile Design software module and a 2-D photograph of the patient for smile analysis, design simulation and patient motivation.

Step 2: CBCT imaging
Acquire a CBCT image of the patient with a CBCT unit, such as a Planmeca ProMax 3-D unit or the brand-new Planmeca Viso unit.

Step 3: Scanning and virtual crown design
Take a digital impression with Planmeca Emerald or any other intra-oral scanner and design a virtual crown with the integrated Planmeca PlanCAD Easy software. The completed design will immediately be available in the Romexis software for implant planning.

Step 4: Top-down implant planning
Create a completely virtual set-up for the implant plan by combining the patient’s CBCT image, surface scan and virtual crown using the Romexis software. Select your preferred implant and guided surgery kit from the software’s extensive library and determine the optimal implant position.

Step 5: Implant guide design
Design an implant guide with just a few clicks—the software will automatically complete the guide design based on your implant plan.

Step 6: 3-D printing
Manufacture your implant guide with any suitable 3-D printer, insert a metal sleeve ordered from the manufacturer and proceed with surgery.

As it is a truly open system, all standard image formats can be imported into the Romexis software and completed guide designs can be exported in STL file format at no extra cost.

EAO attendees are welcome to stop at Booth S18 to test the Romexis software and other Planmeca products.

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