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3D – Model Archive in Dental Practice – Model filing – archiving – storage

3D- Model Archive – Digital Plaster Model Archiving – Storage – Filing

Just send your plaster models, we scan, store and print, if you need them. VIDEOCLIP of our MODEL S MODEL FILING

Model ArchivingOver the years, teeth impressions and casts became necessary in the dental practice for adequate diagnosis and treatment planning. Despite of all the advantages and wide application of casts, the clinicians are required to maintain an huge archive for plaster models, which is space, money and time-consuming. With the development of dental practices, the number of patients, the plaster models and the space for storage is growing, respectively. Since the innovative technologies, 3D-scanners and printers found a wide application in the medicine, the gypseous archive maintenance became unnecessary. Current paper presents a 3D-technology for cast scanning, which can be used in the dental practice for digital cast storage. The technology is called 3D-scanning. The cast is scanned, recorded in a suitable file format and archived on a server or a digital media. As casts are already digital, they do not take up physical space. These files are not aging and do not change with time. Scanned models could be manipulated and further used in special software to motivate patients. 3D-technology successfully replace space-consuming archive, clinician can easily find a cast in a second, and if necessary, to reproduce it at any time with absolute precision via 3D printing.

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Nowadays, casts are also used for simulation of treatment outcomes after orthodontic treatment, aesthetic restorations or even orthognathic surgery. Except those inconveniences, the maintenance of an archive for plaster models , especially in the orthodontic practice, where the requirement of storage the casts is ten years, is very difficult and there is a need of appropriate storage conditions, enough space and additional organization. The last 12 months 3D scanners and printers found wide application in the dental medicine and especially in orthodontics.

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Our MODEL-S option presents a 3D technology for plaster model scanning, which can be used  for improvement and facilitation of digital casts archive / filing / storage maintenance. These files are not aging and do not change with time. Thus, each time the file is opened, it gives the same information that we have stored in the time of its creation. As casts are already digital, they do not take up physical space, but only virtual. Therefore, the organization and the maintenance of virtual archive do not require additional efforts of the dental practice or laboratory.

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Once digitized, the plaster model can be further manipulated for future dental appliance modeling, for simulation of different treatment outcomes in relation to the treatment plan objectives, for virtual set-up preparation, prosthodontic surgery measurements and etc.

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The scanned models can be reproduced at any time with absolute precision and form indistinguishable from the original. They are made of ecological plant-based biopolymers, which have a high resistance to chemicals, heat or mechanical stress as opposed to plaster models. The printed models are with excellent surface finish, do not absorb moisture or wrap over the time, which make them unchanged for a longer period. Archiving study casts in 3D images are a reliable way to archive study models, producing durable images without any fear of loss or damage to the original casts. 3D modeling reduces costs, eliminates human errors and allows people without engineering to make 3D models. Once the 3D model has been produced, the operator can save it in the hard disc of a computer (3D archive) in a specific 3D file format and the size of this file is dependent on the original resolution of the 3D mesh .

Your German  Milling Center and 3D Digital Model Archive

Hanseatische Zahn Manufaktur – Breite Strasse 95/97  – 23923 Luebeck

Mail: info@hanse-zahn.de – Phone: 0049 451 7907041




Special thanks to:

3D Archive in Dental Practice – A Technology of New Generation Miroslava Dinkova, DMD, PhD1 , Greta Yordanova, DMD, PhD2 , Arch. Ivan Dzhonev3 1,2Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Sofia, Bulgaria 3 Guest Lecturer at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria

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