Digital Dentistry Solutions


Our Digital Capability

Southern Cross Dental (SCD) receives and processes scans from all major intraoral scanners such as 3Shape TRIOS® , Sirona CEREC®, Planmecca Planscan™, 3M™ True Definition and Cadent iTero™ as well as any systems producing digital impressions in STL open format. Dentists may send digital orders to us for a wide variety of treatments - restorations (all ceramics, full metal and porcelain fused to metal crown and bridges), occlusal splints and implants.

Advantages of Digital CAD/CAM Dentistry over Traditional Analogue Dental Work  

  • Improved efficiency in both cost & time when sending work digitally
  • Improved accuracy thanks to cutting-edge scanning and milling technology
  • Ability to verify aesthetics, occlusion and fit before definitive restoration is fabricated
  • Improved predictability and quality of outcomes
  • Improved in-chair comfort for patients during impression taking
  • Great real-time education and feedback tool for dentists about their work
  • Digital storage of models

Our Digital Workflow

The entire workflow of dental restorations can be supported by digital technology. The digital workflow starts with digital impression with an intraoral scanner. The dentist can order a restoration from SCD by direct transmission of a digitally produced impression, which is sent electronically.

Analogue impressions sent to SCD can be incorporated into the digital workflow. Using impression scanning and CAD/CAM or 3D printing technology, our dental laboratories can then produce a machined jaw model (instead of a manually produced plaster model).

Whether analogue or digital transmission of information occurs, the CAD/CAM process in the laboratory allows for post-processing manually for veneering.

What type of restorations can be produced by digital technology?

  • Virtual wax-ups
  • Fully milled zirconia and post-processing with veneered options
  • Lithium silicate (VITA Suprinity®) and lithium disilicate (IPS e.max®)
  • Provisional Restorations are made from virtual designs to assess aesthetics and occlusion for larger, more complex cases
  • Hybrid Ceramics (Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative)
  • Metal Copings
  • Implant abutments
  • Implant superstructures

Note: Digital files allow the dentist and the laboratory to store information for future reference.

Joining Our Digital Workflow

Whether you are looking to send digital impressions to us or you are seeking an intraoral scanning solution for your surgery, please feel free to email us at godigital@scdlab.com or call 02 8062 9800.