Digital Diagnostic Wax-Up

Digital diagnostic wax-up is a technique used in dentistry to plan and visualize the final result of a restorative treatment before performing it on the patient. In exocad software, this process can be carried out precisely and efficiently. Here is a step-by-step guide on how digital diagnostic wax-up is done in exocad:

  1. Model Scanning:
    Intraoral Scanning: First, the patient's teeth are scanned using an intraoral scanner to create a 3D digital model of the mouth.
    Scanning of Plaster Models: Alternatively, if physical plaster models are available, they can be scanned using a tabletop scanner.

  2. Importing Scanned Files:
    The scanned files are imported into exocad. The software accepts common scan file formats such as STL, PLY, or OBJ.

  3. Model Preparation:
    Trimming and Alignment: The digitized models are correctly aligned in the software, and any unwanted areas are trimmed.
    Margin Definition: Margins and boundaries of the areas to be restored are defined with precision.

  4. Planning and Design:
    Tooth Selection: Using exocad's tooth library, the appropriate shape and size of teeth are selected for the wax-up.
    Positioning: The selected teeth are positioned on the digital model, adjusting height, inclination, and other anatomical features to suit the patient's case.
    Fine Adjustments: Fine adjustments are made to ensure correct occlusion, aesthetics, and functionality. Exocad provides tools to adjust proximal and occlusal contacts.

  5. Analysis and Approval:
    3D Visualization: The digital wax-up can be viewed in 3D, allowing the dentist and the patient to see how the final result will look.
    Occlusion Simulation: The software allows occlusion simulation to check for interferences or undesirable contacts.
    Final Adjustments: Any necessary adjustments can be made at this stage to perfect the design.

  6. Generating Production Files:
    Export: Once the wax-up is approved, the final design is exported in STL or another compatible format for production.

3D Printing: The exported files can be used to print physical 3D models, which will serve as a guide for the fabrication of the final restorations.
Benefits of Digital Wax-Up in exocad:
Precision and Efficiency: Using exocad ensures precision and saves time in planning and executing restorations.
Visualization and Communication: It facilitates communication between the lab, dentist, and patient, allowing for adjustments and approvals before final production.

Customization: It allows the customization of each case, considering the patient's individual anatomy and needs.

Digital diagnostic wax-up in exocad is a powerful tool that helps create aesthetic and functional dental restorations, ensuring predictable and satisfactory results.

Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days
Revisions: 1 - 3
Software: Exocad
Project Files
Final Files for Production


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