Purpose: Fabrication of a New Full Arch Restoration from an already existing Full Arch Restoration (this should be on multi-unit abutments). With Dental Laboratory Associates’ technology, the process can be as simple as scanning an existing appliance and uploading it to DLA. Dentists can then receive an iJIG that is already sectioned, received, and ready for pick up. You can’t find a simpler system on the market that allows you to order a new full arch restoration this easy!
Step 1: Make sure that the prosthetic is connected to the implants via multi-unit abutments. Note that direct to implant is not available.
Step 2: Carefully unseat the appliance. Next, scan the surfaces using a digital impression scanner. You can also accomplish this using a precise flasking technique, in case digital impressions are not available.
Step 3: Upload this particular scan. At this point, we don’t need the scan of the opposing or bite. Do not forget to provide the implant brand and size as well.
Step 4: Receive the iJIG. Apply tray adhesive to the tissue side of every section. Ensure that all sections are properly and completely seated. Each section should be rotated until the arch form looks correct. Lute all the sections using the provided material. Flow either medium or heavy polyvinyl impression material between the tissue and the iJIG. Equilibrate and capture a bite and opposing photos if necessary. Mark the iJIG where needed. Print this Rx for the next step. This print is the only one to be used moving forward.
Step 5: Complete the DLA Fixed Full Arch Work Authorization and return it to DLA. Don’t forget to indicate how you prefer interaction of the final with the ridge: high water design/ hygienic design with ridge contact/ or others. Please provide sufficient explanation. Also, indicate any changes needed for aesthetics or function.
Step 6a: If the existing prosthetic or iJIG is acceptable for final use, you can simply order the final restoration using the Rx. Do indicate the prosthetic design at the tissue.
Step 6b: If there are changes necessary, whether it be aesthetics or others, DLA will provide you a resin printed try-in for final approval. This would be a monochromatic chairside try-in verification for the final product If there are still any changes to be made, return to DLA with detailed instructions, using this Rx.
Step 7: Seat final restoration. This is included in the Prepaid Full Package.