The CHROME RAPID Appliance
The RAPID Appliance is very strategic component of CHROME GuidedSMILE. It is an exact duplicate of the surgical prosthetic. It is picked up the day of surgery, held until the time of final conversion and used to send nearly all records to PROTEC for the final. A unique and time-saving device.
What is the RAPID Appliance?
- The RAPID Appliance serves multiple strategic functions. Just like the surgical long-term temp is picked up on the day of surgery, the RAPID is also picked up on a second set of temporary cylinders. It is held until the time of final prosthetic conversion. At that time, it is seated, equilibrated, relined, and sent to PROTEC with the opposing and a bite registration. From this record, PROTEC can produce either a final restoration or a printed prototype for final. There is no simpler method of converting to final.
- RAPID Provides PROTEC with every needed to make the final:
- Verified implant position from which to make a model
- Occlusion with the bite captured
- Tooth position
- Initially it is picked up during surgery.
- Once the surgical prosthetic is picked up, another set of temporary cylinders are inserted onto the multi-unit abutments and then the RAPID Appliance is picked up.
- At the restorative phase of CHROME, the RAPID Appliance is reinserted and screwed down. The patient is re-calibrated, and a bite registration is taken. The doctor then uses tray adhesive, performs a reline impression to capture the new tissue heights, an opposing model and bite, and photos if changes are needed, and a final prototype or final are ordered.