Ivoclar Vivadent and 3Shape scale up their collaborative efforts

Posted on January 20, 2021

Ivoclar Vivadent and 3Shape are intensifying their collaborative efforts with the common goal of developing the best possible oral health solutions – for the health and well-being of patients.

Ivoclar Vivadent specializes in producing smart product systems for the dental industry with the objective of giving people around the world a smile. 3Shape is a developer of 3D scanners and the associated software who is setting new standards in digital applications. The product portfolio of the Danish company ideally complements the systems composed of dental materials and production equipment from Ivoclar Vivadent, a leading authority on esthetic dentistry.

Fully integrated digital workflows

Both companies strive to offer highly efficient and fully integrated digital workflows. The scanning and CAD software solutions from 3Shape are coordinated with the PrograMill and PrograPrint CAM machines from Ivoclar Vivadent. This clever combination together with superior dental materials ensures outstanding results that promote good health and well-being.

The two companies are collaborating in the following areas:

- Patient consultation with IvoSmile, an augmented reality software that provides the patient with a preview of the treatment result in real-time 3D.

- A fully integrated chairside solution featuring PrograScan One intraoral scanners and PrograMill One, a compact 5-axis milling machine designed for IPS e.max.

- Integration of the Ivotion Denture System and the patented workflows from Ivoclar Vivadent in the 3Shape Dental System 2020.

Diego Gabathuler, the CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent, is excited about his company’s collaboration with 3Shape: “Ivoclar Vivadent and 3Shape together offer competitive end-to-end solutions not only for dental offices, but also for laboratories and orthodontic practices.” Jakob Just-Bomholt, the CEO of 3Shape, has this to add: “The success story of 3Shape and Ivoclar Vivadent continues. We believe that these offerings will enhance the overall patient experience, and give dentists and technicians all the benefits of 3Shape’s and Ivoclar’s powerful products. We look forward to seeing the creative minds of both companies coming up with more solutions and workflows that will further enhance dental treatment procedures.”

Creating patients' future smiles together

IvoSmile is an augmented reality-based software that is designed to help dental professionals advise their patients effectively. IvoSmile has been integrated in the 3Shape Trios treatment simulator. Therefore, patients can be given a preview in real-time of their prospective new smile after an orthodontic treatment. IvoSmile is now fully compatible with the 3Shape Dental System. The new version of the app* ensures complete CAD integration. IvoSmile data is transferred quickly and easily to the dental lab via a special interface. Subsequently, the construction data is sent from the 3Shape Dental System back to the practice, where the patient is shown the treatment proposal in detail. The laboratory and the dentist can then effectively coordinate the work needed to create the patient’s new smile.

A fully integrated system for dentists

Two new intraoral PrograScan One scanners powered by 3Shape have joined the fully integrated chairside system from Ivoclar Vivadent, which enables dentists to fabricate highly esthetic and precise dental restorations in-house. PrograScan One is seamlessly coordinated with the PrograMill One milling machine – a chairside milling machine that has been specially developed for processing IPS e.max – for an unparalleled user experience. This process will change the way dentists do their work. The versatile PrograDesign software features intuitive workflows involving both PrograScan One and PrograMill One. This comprehensive, integrated clinical system offers dentists exceptional flexibility: They can choose between one-day treatments in which the restoration is produced in-house or procedures where the fabrication of the restoration is outsourced to a preferred laboratory partner or a third-party supplier.

A revolution in denture fabrication

The Ivotion Denture System from Ivoclar Vivadent provides a comprehensive and smooth digital workflow for the fabrication of high-quality removable dentures. The bicoloured, monolithic Ivotion CAD/CAM disc – in combination with the PrograMill milling machines – allow you to fabricate upper and lower dentures efficiently and predictably in one milling process. The “Shell Geometry” which is located within the disc is a three-dimensional tooth arch structure that defines the transition between the tooth and the gingiva sections of the disc. It ensures results that are stress-free and very strong and homogenous. The intuitive Ivotion CAD Design software, which is integrated in the 3Shape Dental System 2020, enables you to customize the removable denture to the individual needs of the patient. After the denture has been milled, it only requires polishing.

PrograMill©, PrograPrint®, IPS e.max® and IvoSmile® are registered trademarks of Ivoclar Vivadent AG.

* The IvoSmile app is available in selected markets. 

About Ivoclar Vivadent

Ivoclar Vivadent, headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative material systems for high-quality dental applications. The company’s success is based on a comprehensive portfolio of products and systems, strong research and development capabilities and a clear commitment to training and further education. The company has wholly owned subsidiaries in 30 countries, and it employs around 3,600 employees (FTE) worldwide. More information about Ivoclar Vivadent is available at www.ivoclarvivadent.com.

About 3Shape

3Shape is changing dentistry together with dental professionals across the world by developing innovations that provide superior dental care for patients. Our portfolio of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions includes the multiple award-winning 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner and market-leading scanning and design software solutions for both dental practices and labs.

Two graduate students founded 3Shape in Denmark’s capital in the year 2000. Today, 3Shape has over 1,600 employees serving customers in over 100 countries from an ever-growing number of 3Shape offices around the world. 3Shape’s products and innovations continue to challenge traditional methods, enabling dental professionals to treat more patients more effectively. www.3shape.com

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