By Carrie Cokely CDT/TE

When you see the picture above, many things may come to mind. The cool crisp air that fall brings, the beautiful colors of the trees in the background or maybe you are just thinking “Who is going to rake up all those leaves?” When we look at a home we don’t see its foundation. This old home would not be standing without it. Are your analogs doing the same thing for your crowns? Find out some of the ways the Open Implant analogs help you lay the groundwork for your restorations and some of the notable features that will help ensure a precise fit, improved workflow and reduce costs in your dental laboratory. 

Having the right tools is necessary from the ground up. The Open implant analogs have precision milled interfaces that are created using turn/mill machines. Why is this different than traditional milling machines used in the dental laboratory? These machines are capable of turning the work piece and the tooling arm during the milling process. This allows the component with a variety of operations to be machined in one step. The materials used are highly durable, made out of either steel or titanium.  

Open Implants analogs can be used for both traditional stone models and digital 3D printed models. This will help you reduce your inventory costs by having one solution for both applications. It is available in many common interfaces and has a base that can be customized.

Following the same tune of our adjustable product line, the analog can be cut to adjustable heights to help you save money on inventory and costs. You will have more control over the height of your models and save time and money on printing material. If you are printing the model it will also save you print time having a shorter model. This is a huge advantage if you have a small build plate and need to do several print runs throughout the day.

The analog will snap into place from the bottom of the printed model.  for increased assurance you can apply some cyanoacrylate (super glue). The “o-ring” design ensures complete re-seating of the soft tissue. The debris groove captures any loose particles during the 3-D printing model process. 

These analogs were thoughtfully designed by our founding team of lab owners, technicians and engineers who know what labs need.  A tremendous amount of thought was put into making these analogs work for you and your processes in the lab. The collaboration of dental technicians and engineers made this possible by thinking of ways to reduce your costs and help you focus on quality and growth! Having too much inventory on hand will tie up your cash and we understand how important that is for your business. 

As a dental technician who has used these products, I can appreciate the small details put into the design that will make the job so much easier! Without a strong, economical and customized analog as a foundation for your restoration, you won’t have the assurance that the final product will be the best that it can be for years to come.

For more information on our analogs, click here.

Check out our Compatibility Chart for available interfaces.