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Straumann Expands Scan & Shape

Posted on Thursday, October 2, 2014

ANDOVER, Massachusetts – Straumann® has announced the portfolio expansion of its popular Scan & Shape Service for dental laboratories to include new CARES® Milled and Basic Fixed Bar Solutions. These bars offer ideal restorations for fully edentulous patients and provide treatment flexibility on implant level or abutment level restorations and individual customization.

The Straumann CARES Milled Bar offers a direct connection to implants and delivers a one-piece solution milled to your specifications. The Straumann CARES Basic Fixed Bar has a sandblasted surface to save time with no visible metal and can be wrapped in acrylic, allowing for reline if desired.  CARES Basic Fixed Bar is a cost efficient alternative to a ceramic veneered bridge and an ideal fixed solution for ongoing tissue management. These new offerings will allow dental laboratories to stay competitive in today’s market by providing innovative implant borne solutions through a broader spectrum of product and material solutions that optimize workflows and allow them to adapt to the speed of technology.

The Straumann® CARES® screw-retained bars and bridges (SRBB) portfolio featuring the original Straumann implant connection enable dental labs to offer Straumann quality precision and mechanical performance to their customers for reliable Straumann implant platform restorations – without the need of additional abutments and without any changes to current workflow.  Offering excellent flexibility, fit and accessibility options, Straumann’s SRBB portfolio provides a solution to help dental labs stay competitive in today’s fastest growing market segment.

Steve Sheehan, Vice President of Straumann’s Lab Division North America, commented: “According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, there are more than 30 million Americans that are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws.  Dental laboratories need to be able to restore these cases with the functionality, esthetics and long-term stability today’s patients demand. Scan & Shape gives every dental laboratory access to original CARES bar solutions.  We are very pleased to address our customers’ needs with new bar designs and additional fixed edentulous solutions – that will give labs the opportunity to provide economical, efficient and high quality solutions.”

The Scan & Shape Service is for dental laboratories that do not own a CAD/CAM system but want to facilitate design of original Straumann CARES restorations for their referring clinicians.  Technicians submit a wax-up abutment or traditional stone model to the Arlington, TX facility where CDTs scan the information and send the digital design file back to the laboratory for approval prior to milling.  Scan & Shape expanded earlier in 2014 to include an Online Service for ordering, editing, and file sharing for Customized Abutments. SRBB will be added to the Online Service at a later date.

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