What is the purpose of the RAPID appliance?
RAPID Appliance has two unique and very important primary functions. 1) Serves as a back-up indexed prosthetic in case the surgical prosthetic fails. Simply seat the RAPID, equilibrate, capture a bite and opposing and send to us for a new temporary, or final prosthetic. 2) Serves as the simplest method of transitioning to the final. Simply add tray adhesive to the intaglio, seat, equilibrate, capture a reline impression and send to us with bite opposing and photographs. The CHROME team can go to final or return what we call the Printed Try-In, a screw-down final prototype for clinical verification.
Can it be picked up in a few months if not during surgery?
NO. If it is not picked up on the Carrier Guide while CHROME surgery is live, then the RAPID is not indexed to the implant, it’s just floating. This is not to be attempted. If the RAPID is not to be picked up at surgery, using lab analogs on the surgical prosthetic, make a stone model and use lab putty to flask over. This will allow the RAPID appliance to be placed in the flask, just like the conversion prosthetic, on temp cylinders on the analogs, and acrylic to be flowed in the flask to make the connection from RAPID to Temp Cylinder.
If I do the RAPID do I have to do an iJIG?
The RAPID serves as a verification jig. This means we have a verified model, the teeth, the opposing and bite, and new tissue levels, everything we need to make a prototype.