Patrick Rutten: Creating substructures from the lab perspective
- Laboratory part of the digital workflow
- Review of opportunities with CAD/CAM technologies
- Tips and tricks around CAD/CAM restorations
- New York 2013 symposium presentation
Patrick Rutten reviews the laboratory part within the digital workflow and the opportunities with CAD/CAM procedures being an excellent alternative to casting technique. CAD/CAM technology provides excellent and predictable precision, passive fit, significant labor and time savings, enhanced biocompatibility and soft tissue integration, high strength and free form framework design options for optimal esthetic outcomes. Patrick Rutten presents step-by-step laboratory procedures, and discusses tips and tricks around Titanium and Zirconia framework constructions, ceramic veneering, screw-retained retention, and esthetic restoration design.