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Research and Development

Our fundamental belief at Stoneglass is that development starts with a patient needing a specific Prosthetic to return to living a normal confident daily life.

So what better way in leading the research and development with live cases, that are tracked through out the full complete clinical/ design, manufacturing, patient issue process.

The core principles that have been followed with our clinical workflows include:

  • accurate measurement of the oral anatomy,

  • correct vertical dimensions,

  • correct occlusion for function,

  • final tooth position.

And that leads to a confident smile.

Technologies that are specific to our R&D program are-

  • CAD software

  • CAM software

  • 5 axis machining

  • 3+2 axis machining

  • Sintering

  • 3D printing

  • CMM measuring

  • White Light scanning

  • Dental materials

  • And new space age materials


Quality Control Systems

Prosthetic Design Centre is a suite of Computer Aided Design tools developed from the ground up by Stoneglass Industries and built to design a large variety of dental restorations. Therefore you need to be able to quality control from scanned data, design data to real life product that finally finds its way into the patient.

All CAD tools within PDC are designed with the end product in mind. Important design considerations such as function and aesthetics are established early within the process and used to dictate the final restoration. Quality control protocols have been implemented to QA all processes. Setting tooth position is the most important application we do as prosthodontic architects, therefore everything that requires a final tooth position (FTP), must be articulated. This protocol allows the prosthodontic architect to be able to quality control the use of the CAD tools within the virtual software.

The majority of products design in PDC has quality control procedures throughout the virtual design process. Stoneglass has developed a special scanning jig / algorithm that is used when scanning the maxillary and mandibular cast. The scanning protocol does not require the user to put two models together and then scan them to represent that they are articulated. The scanning protocol requires that the articulator and the scanner must be calibrated together, so the virtual articulator in the software actually represents what is in the analog (real life) articulation. If you decide to close or open the vertical dimension in the virtual software, then this can be represented also on the actual analog articulator.

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