One of the challenges of the digital transition in dentistry is essentially the ability to transfer its "traditional" know-how to digital.

This know-how is mainly based on the prosthetist's ability to create and adapt his prostheses. Sculpture is an integral part of his work, and is a passion for many.

To sculpt, the dental technician is used to using many tools. These guarantee the possibility of personalization and adaptation of their creations.

 

The digital sculpture on tablet will allow the prosthetist to retranscribe his traditional know-how by finding a tool in hands as well as a support, the various softwares bringing them the various possibilities (tools) of sculpture.

Imagine the tablet as a workbench where the prosthetic tools are stored, tools that have mutated into a single pen.


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Touch tablets bring many advantages to digital design.

They offer new capacities to the prosthetist by bringing a comfort of use as well as a finer reading of the work during the various phases of design.


By replacing the mouse, the stylus brings precision and speed to the user. Lines and curves will be smoother, with shortcuts avoiding unnecessary gestures (how much time is wasted looking for keys on the keyboard?). Coupled with a 3D mouse, file processing will be much more intuitive and comfortable.


Another advantage of using tablets is that the tablets (in this case Wacom) are iso standardised for intensive use, the matt screen and its special treatment guarantee visual comfort, the use of the pen opposite the mouse prevents any risk of tendinitis and provides a certain comfort of use.


Digital Sculpture


 

Currently, the various dental CAD software programs have all the necessary tools for the dental technician to make and customize these prostheses. The combination of a tablet/stylus with the design software guarantee speed, precision and comfort.


The prosthetist can also bypass the classic morphological libraries and directly sculpt these shapes, place these depressions, refine his line of largest contour, create natural contact surfaces, trim these cusps etc... while remaining fluid and thus getting closer to a more natural aesthetics.