3Shape’s CAD solution for Post and Core restorations includes dedicated Post and Core intraoral scanning with 3Shape TRIOS® and unique CAD design workflows in Dental System™ 2013. The solution utilizes special scanning capabilities, 3Shape Scan Posts™, and sophisticated software tools for reliable capture and optimally shaped and functional Post and Core designs. The solution saves time by allowing lab technicians to design all layers in a single digital workflow.
3Shape has developed special Scan Posts to facilitate accurate capture of the Post and Core restorations’ positions and depths. Scan Posts are approved for both intraoral use in the clinic and for model scanning in the lab. Scan Posts are autoclavable, and they come in various shapes and sizes to support drill systems from major suppliers.
3Shape’s Post and Core solution can be used with 3Shape TRIOS digital impressions and 3D scans of gypsum models. Dentists with 3Shape TRIOS can kick start Post and Core cases in the clinic by capturing and sending highly reliable input to the lab for direct designing. A special dual-scan workflow using 3Shape Scan Posts ensures accurate capture of true depths and positions of the root canal.
In the lab, technicians align the captured Scan Posts and let the software calculate positions and depths automatically. Labs can design Post and Core cases for standard crowns, single-piece retained crowns, and anatomical single-piece retained crowns that are cut back for veneering.