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How does the PIC system work?

As easy as 1-2-3.

1. Implant positions updated

1. Implant positions capture

The implant positions and angulations are captured with PIC system's guaranteed precision.


2. Soft tissue capture

2. Soft tissue capture

The geometry of the soft tissues is captured with an intraoral scanner or a conventional impression.


3. Precise digital model

3. Precise digital model

The PIC file containing the implant positions and the soft tissue data are aligned in a dental CAD software.


Precise Implants Capture means you get a guaranteed passive fit

PIC system - step 1-1
PIC system Gravity in clinical room-1

1. Implant positions capture

In this step the interrelated implant positions and angulations are captured with the PIC system's precision.

  • The PIC transfers are screwed on the patient's implants. Their distribution is set up in the PIC suite software odontogram.
  • The PIC camera captures images of the PIC transfers that are measured by the PIC suite software. The full capture takes under 30 seconds in most full arch cases.
  • The result of the impression is the PIC file, exported as an STL file with the geometry of the scan markers that will be used for aligning the soft tissue.

Did you know?

PIC transfers are available for thousands of different implant platforms from any manufacturer with models for bone level, tissue level (direct-to-implant platform) or abutment level (transepithelial abutments).

And you can even combine several PIC transfers of different platforms in the same clinical case.

PIC transfers row
PIC system - step 2-1
PIC system - step 2-2

2. Soft tissue capture

In this step the soft tissue data is captured.

  • The PIC file contains only the interrelated positions and angulations of the implants. It does not contain soft tissue data.
  • The soft tissue data is needed to complete the patient's digital model and it's captured during this separate step.
  • The soft tissue capture may be done with any intraoral scanner. Alternatively, soft tissue data can be acquired with impression material such as alginate or silicone and then digitized.

Did you know?

In order to align the PIC file with the soft tissue scan data, common geometrical landmarks are necessary. The pieces that provide these matching reference points are commonly known as scan markers.

PIC dental offers great flexibility as the alignment may be done with any of the following scan markers used during the soft tissue impression: transepithelial abutments, healing caps, scan bodies and implant platforms.

PIC dental - transepithelial abutment


PIC dental - healing cap
Healing caps
PIC dental - implant
Implant platforms
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Scan bodies
PIC system - step 3-1
PIC system - step 3-2

3. PIC file + soft tissue alignment

In this last step the PIC file containing the implant positions is aligned with the soft tissue information to complete the digital model.

  • The alignment can be done in any dental CAD/CAM software, such as exocad® or 3Shape®.
  • The alignment matches the soft tissue geometry with the PIC file in order to have a complete digital model where the implant positions have the guaranteed passive fit of the PIC system.

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