Arizona Patent of the Month – March 2021

Designing dental prosthetic implants requires accurate 3D scans of the patient’s teeth and intraoral anatomy. The scanned object is typically a stone or plastic replica model and can be obtained from a variety of scanner methods. Global Dental Science, LLC has designed a unique scanning method relying on a universal one-piece scan body that fits in the dental impression.

Global Dental Science’s method involves a 4 step process:

  1. Secure an implant transfer body to a dental implant which is positioned in the patient’s jaw
  2. Take an impression of the patient’s jaw, creating a mold of the intraoral anatomy and the required implant
  3. Insert a scan body into the mold
  4. Acquire 3D data from the impression including position and orientation of the implant

An implant transfer body connects with a dental implant fixed in the jawbone. The other side of the transfer body has an “impression” which creates a defined cavity in a dental impression. The scan body detects these transfer bodies in the mold impression and cultivates the desired position and orientation data. This method provides a more accurate and replicable impression for dental implants. Global Dental Science’s method will allow for the enhanced design of dental prosthetics which are attached to the implants. 

About Global Dental Science

AvaDent™ Digital Dentures is a product of Global Dental Science LLC, a dental innovations company dedicated to improving dental procedures and outcomes through Process Automation. AvaDent is not only an easier, faster and better approach to creating dentures, but it also provides more security to patients in the form of a permanent digital record of their prosthesis. If the denture is damaged or lost, a replacement is just a phone call away. Below you will find key benefits which will help your practice.

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