11. Contacts

Watch the short video and learn how this works.

Creating precise contacts is key to fitting the crown into the patient's mouth. The contact areas were previously included in the surveying procedure, which means the path of insertion has already been determined.

11. Contacts

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Press the 'View Pink Contacts' button, then use the arrow to unlock the contact points so they can be selected. Select the contact points, then either use the 'Auto Contact Cutter' button or set the offset for the contact manually. The Auto feature will create an offset for the contacts of 0.05 mm.

11. Contacts

To adjust the offset manually use the 'Select Pink Contact and Make Cutter' button. The translucent grey cutting tools will be displayed. Set your own value in the slider bar. This value will determine whether the final restoration has 'no contact, a 'light contact' or a 'hard contact' when fitting in the mouth. Apply the offset.

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Select the crown next and press the 'Shape Contact for Selected' button. Hide the Segment so you can view only the relevant objects.

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Navigate the scene, then bulge out the contact points to widen the contact area if needed. Do this on both sides. Press the Cut Contact button next.

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To finish the crown, use the 'Smooth with Protection' button. Lightly brush over the contact points and the margin. Exit Smooth. The crown can now be exported.

11. Contacts

11. Contacts

11. Contacts

11. Contacts

11. Contacts
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