- Research & Development
Research & Development
RDL had used world’s latest and most advanced technology for making crown and bridges for long term dental prosthesis such as in house CAD-CAM technology and 3D printing. With association of RDL and IIDR since 2010, their strength together has only synergised.
Technologies Used At IIDR:
3D Imaging, Carestream - CS 9300
CS 9300 was introduced at IIDR in 2018 and has been ideal for our dental and maxillofacial practices. It features dual modality panoramic and 3D imaging with exceptional detail and range, which helps perfect all-in-one solution for our practice. Its all-in-one system in addition to 2D and 3D diagnostic imaging gives us precise digital 3D models for other applications, including cosmetic surgeries, periodontics and endodontics surgeries and implant planning. We can now have patient walk in and through CBCT results, we can develop customised implants via surgical planning of the patient. This scanning procedure helps us to understand the concerns of our patients within few seconds and develop relevant solutions while they are on the dental chair. We can even deliver results on the same day as desired by the patient.
3D Printing, Formlabs - Form 2
Additive manufacturing allows IIDR to practice research on crowns very quickly, as the process can be done by the person scanning and planning itself. It makes possible to get a scan of the patient's mouth, model it and to directly print the facial structure. We have planned cases and the print quality and precision is excellent along with reliable and predictable results.
Dental 3D printing is a key for modern dentistry, as it really helps for customisation and surgical planning. Additive manufacturing also has an important role in dental implant surgery. It is actually possible to create a 3D model to manufacture an implant with more accuracy than with traditional methods. We can even produce crowns very quickly by scanning the patient’s teeth, modelling it and printing the implant/crown.
Computer Aided Designing, Exocad - Valletta 2.2
The start of every engineering process begins in the world of CAD. Exocad at IIDR offers software that is an integrated software solution that guarantees seamless functionality of the digital workflow – from virtual, prosthetic-oriented implant planning with exoplan to designing surgical guides with our Guide Creator. The software supports the design of dental restorations that can be produced at chair-side with customisation possible for implants. Manufacturing of peek implants is now possible through a collaborative effort of CAD-CAM.
Computer Aided Manufacturing
CAM is an application technology that uses computer software and machinery to facilitate and automate manufacturing processes. It uses computer-driven manufacturing processes for enhanced and streamlined manufacturing, efficient design and superior machinery automation. Without CAM, there is no CAD. CAD focuses on the design of a product or part. How it looks, how it functions. CAM focuses on how to make it.
1) Xtcera - X-Mill 300
X-mill 300 is a four-axis joint dental carving and milling machine which has an integrated design, so that the work area can be simplified. It has 4-axis dry milling processing which helps mill inlays, onlays, crowns, veneers, bridges, and pontics.
2) CORiTEC 350i - imes-icore
The CORiTEC 350i processing system is an innovative machine concept, developed to meet our requirements of modern CAD/CAM processing. The processing of all relevant prosthesis materials of composite resin (Royal.resin, Royal.CemResin, Royal.3Dresin), PMMA (Royal.multiCOM), high-impact polymer (Royal.HIPC) prosthesis and Royal.BioPEEK implants is possible with a single machine system, virtually without restrictions. Its 5-axes simultaneous wet/dry processing for exceptional speed and precision is commendable. 350i’s process capability for all dental materials including metals for greatest versatility