Nobel Biocare Launches New Third-party CAD/CAM Abutments, Implant Bars; Announces New Scanner and 3Shape™ Partnership

Industry News · Nobel Biocare USA · Mar 06, 2013

• New options for NobelProcera® Abutments on Biomet 3i™, Camlog® and Zimmer® implant platforms

• More restorative flexibility with NobelProcera® Implant Bars on Straumann® implant platforms

• Announcing direct access to unrivaled products with upcoming NobelProcera® 2G Scanner

• New partnership with 3Shape™ will offer open access to NobelProcera® Abutments

• Expert LMT panel discussion and industry-leading speakers focus on major lab and CAD/CAM topics

Nobel Biocare presents its latest innovations in dental implant-based CAD/CAM solutions in Chicago as the "Windy City" hosts both the 148th Chicago Dental Society "Midwinter Meeting," 21-23 February, and one of the largest international gatherings of the dental laboratory community in the world, the LMT Magazine "Lab Day Chicago 2013," 22-23 February.

Nobel Biocare is a world leader in implant-based restorations and a CAD/CAM pioneer as the first to offer fully automated industrial CAD/CAM dental prosthetic production. The NobelProcera CAD/CAM system is a leader in innovative technology, materials and products delivering ready-to-use restorations with outstanding quality. The comprehensive assortment of precisely engineered and manufactured NobelProcera CAD/CAM medical device restorations has been expanded with the recent additions of NobelProcera Abutments for Biomet 3i, Camlog and Zimmer implant platforms - as well as the new NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms. The announcement of a new NobelProcera 2G Scanner and an open access partnership with 3Shape for NobelProcera Abutments, both to be launched later this year, offer even more access to superior products and solutions that help dental professionals treat more patients better.

The patient is at the forefront of Nobel Biocare's mission, "Designing for Life," an ambition to improve every patient's quality of life with superior products and solutions designed to give functional and natural-looking tooth restorations that aspire to last a lifetime. For each core step of the patient treatment workflow - diagnostics and treatment planning, surgery, prosthetic restoration and post-treatment care - Nobel Biocare provides superior products and solutions to ensure maximum treatment safety, patient comfort and long-term success.

New options for NobelProcera® Abutments on Biomet 3i™, Camlog® and Zimmer® implant platforms The latest additions to the assortment of third-party NobelProcera Abutments provides affordable and highquality options that pair patient needs with individual products. In addition to the existing third-party NobelProcera Abutments for Straumann, Astra Tech and Thommen - a whole new range of NobelProcera Abutments on Biomet 3i, Camlog and Zimmer implant platforms are now available. All NobelProcera Abutments are meticulously developed, verified, and validated to meet engineering requirements and user needs.

More restorative flexibility with NobelProcera® Implant Bars on Straumann® implant platforms NobelProcera users can gain a significant competitive edge in expanding their business with the new in-lab scanning of NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms. NobelProcera Implant Bars for Straumann Standard/Standard Plus and Bone Level allow for even more restorative flexibility with precision engineering that supports basic to advanced cases. The extensive experience in high-end industrial manufacturing available with the global production network of NobelProcera, allows dental professionals to take advantage of a whole new range of implant restorative options for addressing patient needs.

The NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms has been tested with a new 3D fit assessment to verify the high precision of fit of NobelProcera Implant Bars on Straumann implant platforms. The method is used to confirm precision of fit in order to reduce mechanical complications and ensure longevity which is particularly relevant when developing CAD/CAM-generated dental implant substructures.1

Announcing direct access to unrivaled products with upcoming NobelProcera® 2G Scanner the upcoming NobelProcera 2G Scanner builds on the more than 25 years of CAD/CAM experience behind all NobelProcera solutions and tops its predecessor which has already proven to be an extremely accurate scanner on the dental market.2 The new scanner has a similar look and feel to the original with exciting new elements including advanced automation features which are designed to increase productivity. Existing users of the NobelProcera Scanner will be able to upgrade their current scanner to the new 2G version which will be available later this year. New partnership with 3Shape™ will offer open access to NobelProcera® Abutments

Also later this year, users of the 3Shape Dental System will be able to integrate their system to gain access to the unrivaled quality of NobelProcera Abutments in zirconia and titanium for both Nobel Biocare and other major implant systems. After integrating with NobelProcera, 3Shape users simply maintain their current workflow of scanning and designing using the 3Shape Dental System with the added benefit of receiving open access to produce industry-leading NobelProcera Abutments using the extensive global production network of NobelProcera. Interested 3Shape users should contact Nobel Biocare to obtain the required interface file. Availability may depend on which 3Shape Partner has provided the Dental System.

Expert LMT panel discussion and industry-leading speakers focus on major lab and CAD/CAM topics Join Nobel Biocare for two days of discussion and lectures with industry-leading experts in CAD/CAM dentistry.

An expert panel moderated by Mark T. Murphy, DDS, will host an interactive discussion on the hottest topics facing laboratories today on Friday, 22 February, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Ballroom Chicago VII. Topics include, "Digital communication: Clinical and laboratory perspectives for success", "IRS & Regulatory developments that will impact your laboratory in 2013" and "The edentulous patient treatment incorporating CAD/CAM technology for long-term success."

Following the panel discussion on Friday, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, during the "NobelProcera Innovation Forum," don't miss the unique opportunity to hear the doctor/lab presentation, "The Edentulous Patient: All-on-4® Treatment Concept" including the keys to a successful predictable outcome. Mark Adams, DDS, is a leading prosthodontist from Denver, Colorado, who works along-side his brother Scott Adams, CDT.

On Saturday, 23 February, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, also at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Ballroom Chicago VII, Nobel Biocare presents a mini-lecture series on the following topics: "Engineering CAD/CAM bar restorations for predictable long-term success", "New emerging technologies that will impact the laboratory business in 2013", "CAD/CAM implant bar designs incorporating in-lab scanning" and "Customized CAD/