The press-to-metal technique is already widely employed. This technique combines safe and simple application with reproducible aesthetics. In the rapid prototyping process objects are produced from residue-free combustible plastic, which are used as the base for the ceramic press-to-metal technique. Modelling by hand is no longer necessary.
On the basis of the digital model you create a data set for the anatomical restoration. The data set is then split into two data sets for the production of the frame and the wax-up.
The frame is then produced from the selected material and the anatomical abutment produced simultaneously in the 3D printer as a BeCe® wax-up. Both parts are put together in the dental laboratory and the ceramic pressed on to the frame following burning out of the BeCe® wax-up.
- Customised three-dimensional shaping, including complicated designs
- No time-consuming manual modelling of the frame necessary
- Can be burned out without leaving any residue, thus no contamination of the ceramic
- Dimensionally stable composite guarantees reliable occlusal reproduction
- Only one data set required for frame and veneering – particularly cost-effective
- Customised press-to-metal templates for individual copings and bridges from residue-free combustible plastic (only available in combination with crown and bridge frames)