Transferring dentofacial analyzer into analog workflow with CAD digitization: A dental technique.

Affiliation

Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Advanced Prosthodontics and Advanced Prosthodontics Residency Program, University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Calif. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

With the transition to digital workflows, moving from a digital platform to an articulator for laboratory procedures such as adding porcelain or luting titanium abutments is sometimes required. This report describes a technique to facilitate the transfer of jaw-relation records to a digital mounting template. Once digitally mounted, the casts can be printed with mounting plates attached to the temporomandibular joints in the appropriate orientation. They can then be placed in an articulator and used for layering porcelain or luting titanium abutments for screw-retained restorations.