Prosthetics – Digital – Scan Flags
Intended Use

Southern Implants’ Scan flags are intended to be used during the digital impression procedure, in order to obtain the exact position and orientation of the respective dental implant or laboratory analogue, and transfer this position digitally during CAD/CAM scanning procedures. This aids the CAD/CAM software to align the CAD/CAM components to the implant in a digital format.

Description

The Scan flags are pre-manufactured and are available in different connection types. The Scan flags are made from PEEK and is supplied with a screw to secure the Scan flag onto the dental implant or analogue.

External Hex

Order Number SFT-EX-30
to be used with Ø3.0mm External Hex Implant (Piccolo)

Order Number SF-EX-34
to be used withØ3.25mm External Hex Implant (IBN / IBNT)

Order Number SF-EX-40
to be used with Ø4.mm External Hex Implant (IB / IBT) & MAX-6

Order Number SF-EX-50
to be used with Ø5.mm External Hex Implant & MAX-7

Order Number SF-EX-60
to be used with Ø6.mm External Hex Implant & MAX-8

Driver
Order Number
I-HD-22U-M

(1.22 / 1.27 Universal)

TRI-NEX®

Order Number SF-EL-35
to be used with Ø3.5mm TRI-NEX Implant

Order Number SF-EL-43
to be used with Ø4.3mm TRI-NEX Implant

Order Number SF-EL-50
to be used with Ø5mm TRI-NEX Implant & TRI-MAX®-7

Order Number SF-EL-60
to be used with Ø65mm TRI-NEX Implant & TRI-MAX®-8 & 9

Driver
Order Number
I-UGI-M

(Unigrip)

DC Range

Order Number SF-DC3
to be used with Ø3mm Deep Conical Implant

Order Number SF-DC4
to be used with Ø3.5mm & Ø4mm Deep Conical Implant

Order Number SF-DC5
to be used with Ø5mm Deep Conical Implant

Driver
Order Number
I-HD-M

(1.22 hex)

Internal Hex Range (M-Series & PROVATA™)

Order Number SF-M
to be used with
Ø3.7mm / Ø4.2mm / Ø5mm Internal Hex Implants (M-series)
Ø4mm / Ø5mm PROVATA Implants
Ø6mm PROMAX™ Implants

Order Number SF-Z
to be used with
Ø7mm / Ø8mm / Ø9mm PROMAX™ Implants

Driver
Order Number
I-HD-27-M

(1.27 hex)

IT (Internal Octagon) Range

Order Number SF-IT
to be used with
Ø4.8mm IT Implants & MAXIT7

Order Number SF-IT6
to be used with
Ø6.5mm IT Implants & MAXIT8 & 9

Driver
Order Number
I-SCS-M

(Torx)

Abutment Level (Compact Conical Abutment)

Order Number SF-MC-48
to be used with
Ø4.8mm Platform Compact Conical Abutments

Order Number SF-MC-60
to be used with
Ø6mm Platform Compact Conical Abutments

Driver
Order Number
I-HD-M

(1.22 hex)

Procedure For Use

The Scan flag can be scanned directly on the implant with an intraoral scanner or indirectly on a model. Scan flags are used with digital libraries available for 3Shape, Exocad, and/or Dental Wings. A Scan flag is attached to the implant or analogue before scanning to provide the exact orientation of the dental implant in the software.

The scan flag can be attached to an endosseous implant, and scanned with an intraoral scanner

The scan flag can be attached to a compact conical abutment intraorally, and scanned with an intraoral scanner.

The scan flag can be attached to a laboratory analogue (direct to implant or abutment level), and scanned with a desktop scanner.

Before placing the Scan flag, ensure all items are clean and suitable for intraoral use. If the item is being “re-used”, inspect the fitting surface to ensure

  • that there is no damage.
  • Attach the correct Scan flag to the dental implant, abutment or lab analogue. Check that a proper fit is obtained, and hand tighten the screw with the appropriate driver.
  • The patient is scanned with the Scan flag attached to an implant, using an intraoral scanner. The laboratory model is scanned with the Scan flag attached to the laboratory analogue, using a desktop scanner.
  • The Scan flag is removed from the implant or analogue.
  • The Scan flag in the digital format is now matched and aligned with the corresponding Scan flag from the library file.
  • The software recognizes the orientation of the Scan flag to the implant or analogue. This allows the software to know where to place the abutment for the design stage.

Note: Follow the instructions of the scanner used, and for scanning procedures.

Materials: Scan Flag: Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Scan Flag: SFT-EX-30 (Titanium) Screw: Titanium Grade 4 (anodized)