1. Enter the required job setting information to scan the model and click Save & Scan to set up the scan strategy.
2. When scanning the prepared maxillary teeth of an 8-unit bridge case, use the Multi-die mode. Click Confirm to proceed to scan.
3. Insert the upper base model and click Next to set the scan depth. Click and drag the blue arrow to set the scan depth and click Confirm to begin scanning.
4. Scanning of the upper base is complete. Rotate the scan data to check if it requires additional scanning. You can Add Scans for areas which require more scan data. Additional scans are usually unnecessary in most cases.
5. Mark the tooth by clicking the corresponding tooth according to the tooth number shown in the top left corner of the window. Complete for all the prepared teeth and click Confirm.
6. colLab Scan shows a guide image on how to set the prepared teeth on the multi-die. Set up the teeth on the multi-die according to the guide image. Click Auto Scan.
7. Scanning of the multi-die is complete. Inspect the scan data to check that it is good to go without additional scans. Click Next to move to the next stage.
8. Place the lower base model into the scanner and click Auto Scan or Next. Set the scan depth for the lower base model and click Confirm to perform the scan. After scanning is complete, check the scan data to see if additional scans are required. If so, adjust the view angle so that the area appears on the screen and click Add Scan.
9. Place the articulator onto the scan jig. Use a screw jig when scanning the upper and lower base models together. Once the occlusal scan is complete, click the Next button to move to the Alignment stage.
10. Align the prepared teeth and the upper base model by using the automatic alignment or manual alignment. In this case, we will be using the 1-point alignment method.
- Mark an alignment point on the upper base model and the respective prepared tooth.
- Repeat for all the preparation teeth.
11. For the upper base articulator alignment, choose the "1 point" or "3 points" manual alignment method. For this case, we will be using the 1-point alignment method.
- Mark an alignment point on the maxilla and occlusal scan data respectively.
- Upper jaw alignment is complete.
12. To align the lower jaw, use the "1-point" alignment as shown above. Check the data when alignment is complete.
13. All scan data has been aligned properly. Click Next to begin the merging process.
14. Once merging is complete, click Exit to save the data and exit the program.