To view this program correctly you will need a copy of Macromedia Flash 6.0
or greater (Supplied on CD or
here to download) and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (update to the latest
version by going to
The Case Designer will work with earlier versions but all the features may
not be available.
2. Placing an
Simply click on the item you would like to place (Ex. Tooth, Crown, SG on
Bar); the background of the item will turn green. Then click in the middle
of the tooth where you would like the item to appear. If a case it mostly
made up of teeth it may be useful to click the "All Teeth Upper"
and/or "All Teeth Lower" buttons and then remove the unneeded teeth.
To place an SG or similar item on different sides of a bar or crown, simply
continue clicking the tooth until the SG appears in the desired area. Remember,
do not click where you want an attachment to appear or disappear from, instead
click on the tooth where the item is attached to.
3. Clearing Items:
There are a few ways you can clear an item. For this instance lets assume
you currently have an implant placed on tooth #6
To remove it you can:
1- Highlight the "Implant" button and then click on the implant.
2- Highlight the "Clear Tooth" button and then click on the tooth.
(Note: This will clear ALL items placed on the tooth clicked)
3- Click the "Clear Upper" button (Note: This button will clear
ALL items placed on tooth 1 - 16!!)
4- Place an item above the implant that makes the placement of an implant
in the same space impossible. For example, if you place a tooth or root cap
over an implant, the implant will disappear.
4. Program Safeguards:
To use the "SG on Bar" button you must have either a Bar or Half
Bar already placed in that area.
have a crown on #3 with an SG on each side (Fig1) and you place a tooth
or crown on #2 (Fig2) the SG or similar attachment falling in the space
of tooth #2 will be erased. This feature avoids the placement of attachments
that may be hidden during the design of a case. (Warning: Only the placement
of a Crown or Tooth provides this safeguard. It is still possible to "Hide"
attachments when using other attachments.)
When placing an item over
another item, where the two cannot exist together, replaces the first item
with the second. For example, placing a VSP over an OC will remove the OC
and place a VSP.