DWOS Crown & Bridge

The foundation of prosthetic design within DWOS, the extensive capabilities of the Crown & Bridge module provide simple and efficient workflows and flexible tools to meet the most demanding dental situations.

Extensive design capabilities

DWOS Crown & Bridge application includes a multitude of features to create all types of crown restorations:

  • Full contour crowns and bridges
  • Copings and bridge frameworks
  • Telescopic crowns (parallel axis groups)
  • Anatomical telescopes
  • 3/4 crowns with retention beads
  • Inlays, onlays and veneers
  • Overpressed crowns and bridges
  • Hollow pontics
  • Attachments
  • Post & core
  • Design a single custom abutment

For maximum flexibility, an indication change during the design session is possible at any time. Switch from simple coping to full crown, split a bridge into three due to diverging preparations, or remove a pontic as a result of lack of space.

13-Unit Bridge
13-Unit Bridge
Full Crown — Design is made easy through a semi-automated workflow (Wizard).
Full Crown
Full Crown — In gold rendering
Full Crown
Inlays, Onlays, and Veneers
Inlays, Onlays, and Veneers
Inlays, Onlays, and Veneers
Inlays, Onlays, and Veneers
Post & Core
Post & Core
¾ Crown with Retention Beads
¾ Crown with Retention Beads
Anatomical Telescopes
Anatomical Telescopes
Attachment — Several libraries of dental attachments are available (ex: Rhein83®, bredent®).
Editing Tools — Global transformation tools enable to freely scale, rotate and position the active object.
Editing Tools
Virtual Articulator — Highlights the occlusion contact zones and automatically proposes the required modifications.
Virtual Articulator
Several Anatomy Libraries Available — They can be customized, while it is also possible to create one from scratch.
Several Anatomy Libraries Available

Access to multiple libraries

The open architecture offered by the DWOS software platform allows dental professionals to work with a very wide range of materials, implant kits, crown anatomies, etc. Furthermore, new and customization of existing libraries can also be created. Available libraries and kits:

  • Material libraries
  • Anatomy libraries (Merz, Vita, Candulor)
  • Implants kits
  • Articulators
  • Attachments (Rhein83®, Bredent®)

Intuitive shaping of crown elements

The familiar dental tool references used across the DWOS software platform facilitate a smooth transition from analog to digital, with little training required. The ability to switch between editing tools on any given prosthesis and the real-time visualization of the changes make the design process completely intuitive.

  • Simultaneous across-arch design capability
  • Clinical handles with transparent viewing ensure morphologically-correct shapes
  • Real-time cut-back computation
  • Global transforms enable the scaling, rotation, and positioning of the active object
  • Virtual waxer simulates the regular waxing knife, but gives free-form access to using the morphing mode
“There is currently no CAD/CAM system on the market that better addresses the needs of a Central EU Dental Lab. For example, more than 50 % of our fixed dental restorations are ¾ crowns with mechanical retentions. Producing these restorations digitally with DWOS is fast and simple. It has led to a significant increase in quality and has provided us with a real competitive advantage.”

Jiri Sedlacek
Owner, JS Lab
Brno, Czech Republic

Automatization of the prosthesis design workflow

DWOS features several automatization tools to ensure an efficient design workflow and consistent results:

  • Automatic adjustment of minimum thickness
  • Mirror anatomy of contralateral
  • Wax-up adaptation

With the Crown & Bridge Wizard, dental technicians with a minimal amount of training can generate production-ready, full contour crowns and bridges with ease. The Wizard guides the user through the entire process, from scan to generation, of the production files.

The Virtual Articulator improves the process by adding kinematic analysis. This highlights the occlusion contact zones and automatically proposes the required prosthesis design modifications. The precise occlusion simulation significantly reduces the time required for chairside occlusion adjustments, facilitating the overall in-mouth seating procedure.

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