September 2014
Volume 5, Issue 9

Intraoral Scanning for ATLANTIS™ Abutments

Laboratories can find abundant opportunity through this technology

Growing patient awareness and an increasing number of clinicians who are incorporating implants within their dental practices present an opportunity for the dental laboratory. In addition, advancements in technology have allowed for the incorporation of implant-supported services by the laboratory to be easier, more streamlined, and profitable.

From Scan to Final Abutment

As an example, scans from the iTero® intraoral scanner can now be used for ordering ATLANTIS patient-specific abutments. This latest compatibility helps to simplify the treatment process for clinicians and increase patient comfort and satisfaction when taking an impression for cases with ATLANTIS abutments. Intraoral scanning for ATLANTIS abutment cases also helps to improve the treatment workflow and offers process efficiency for the dental laboratory.

The key to using the iTero intraoral scanner for producing ATLANTIS abutments is the ATLANTIS™ IO FLO. This easy-to-use and reusable impression component allows for an accurate intraoral scan of the patient’s clinical situation. The ATLANTIS IO FLO is designed for multiple uses and can be placed in an autoclave. The scan data is then sent to DENTSPLY Implants and used to design an ATLANTIS abutment. The ATLANTIS IO FLO is indicated for use in all indications and compatible with all of the major implant systems.

The streamlined process of using the iTero scanner for ATLANTIS abutment orders ensures efficient coordination between the clinician and dental laboratory and creates a traceable workflow that maximizes time and profitability.

Available for all major implant systems, ATLANTIS abutments are designed and produced for the specific edentulous spaces in relation to the surrounding teeth and soft tissue, taking biology, anatomy, and engineering principles into consideration. Unlike traditional prefabricated abutments that are circular, the unique anatomical shape and emergence profile of ATLANTIS abutments for cement-retained restorations help to promote long-term soft-tissue management and provide optimal support and retention of the final restoration. In addition, for cases in which the implant is placed deeper subgingivally, an ideal margin height can be customized and individually designed and manufactured for easy and safe removal of excess cement. ATLANTIS abutments are available in titanium, gold-shaded titanium and four shades of zirconia for full versatility to meet all clinical preferences and patient-specific demands for function and esthetics.

All ATLANTIS abutments are supported by the ATLANTIS Abutment BioDesign Matrix™, which consists of four key features (ATLANTIS VAD™, Natural Shape™, Soft-tissue Adapt™, and Custom Connect™) that work together to support soft tissue management for ideal functional and esthetic results. Incorporating ATLANTIS abutments also helps to eliminate the need for inventory management of stock components and simplify the procedure for implant-supported restorations.

Best of all, ATLANTIS is a “scalable” solution that can be easily incorporated by a dental laboratory of any size and with any case volume. With new advancements such as the compatibility with iTero scans for ATLANTIS cement-retained abutments, the process is even easier and more efficient.

Key Takeaways

ATLANTIS is a "scalable" solution that can be easily incorporated by a dental laboratory of any size and with any case volume

The unique anatomical shape and emergence profile of ATLANTIS abutments for cement-retained restorations help to promote long-term soft-tissue management

Intraoral scanning for ATLANTIS abutments helps to improve the treatment workflow and offers process efficiency for the dental laboratory

For more information, contact:

DENTSPLY Implants
P 800-531-3481
W dentsplyimplants.com

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