3Shape's Dental System offers CAD design for Straumann Customized Abutments

Oct. 14, 2013
The Straumann® new Variobase™ abutment for Straumann® Bone Level and Tissue Level with individual ceramic mesostructure and screw retained crown.

3Shape A/S, a global leader in 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions, announces the official release of new capabilities in its Dental System™ to design 2-piece customized abutments using the Straumann® Variobase™ abutment connection - a pre-manufactured titanium interface. Read more about Straumann implants

3Shape has integrated an original Straumann® library within its Dental System™ software supporting Straumann® Bone Level and Tissue Level implant systems.

The new library enables dental technicians to use 3Shape Abutment Designer™ to model 2-piece abutments using a pre-manufactured titanium base with a customized zirconia abutment top. To manufacture the designed restoration, the original titanium base must be obtained from Straumann® and the customized zirconia part can be milled locally in the lab or milling center.

“Straumann is a leading implant manufacturer and many labs are dedicated users of both Straumann products and the 3Shape CAD/CAM Dental System™,” says Rune Fisker, VP Product Strategy, at 3Shape. “Now labs can design virtually and offer dentists and their patients highly esthetic 2-piece customized abutments.

Andreas Nitschke, Head Product Management Digital at Straumann, says: "We firmly believe that dental professionals should use Straumann original components for implant restorations because this is in the patient's best interest. Our Variobase™ implant kit opens up new possibilities in this respect and reflects Straumann’s efforts to offer the broadest range of prosthetic possibilities and flexibility with guaranteed precision and reliability. "

The Straumann® Variobase™ library is available from Oct. 1, 2013. Users who wish to benefit from this opportunity should contact their 3Shape distributor for more information on how to obtain these libraries.

The original implant and titanium base must be obtained from Straumann. To find contact information for your area, please see http://www.straumann.com/en/home/about-straumann/worldwide-locations.html
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