April 2, 2017
by Krysten McCumber
Nobel Biocare will display a powerful combination of next-level efficiency and quality at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2017 in Cologne, Germany (March 21–25). Visitors to the Nobel Biocare booth at IDS will discover new breakthrough innovations for immediate implant placement and enhanced workflows developed to reduce time-to-teeth for dental implant patients. Each solution benefits from Nobel Biocare’s long-standing experience in research, development and design.
New solutions shaping the future of patient care
Nobel Biocare continues to lead the industry in innovation for the edentulous and soon-to-be edentulous patient. At the forefront is the next generation of the original and proven All-on-4®treatment concept. In Cologne, Nobel Biocare will present the components that keep the All-on-4®treatment at the forefront of edentulous treatment by significantly enhancing workflow efficiency. These include the new Multi-unit Abutment Plus, which offers significant time savings thanks to a snap-fit function that removes the need for screws during the denture try-in process.
In addition, Nobel Biocare will preview the Trefoil concept at IDS. Trefoil makes a fixed, final, full-arch restoration possible on the day of surgery thanks to a revolutionary prefabricated, passively fitting framework on three implants and a cost effective restorative workflow. A prospective clinical multi-center study with the Trefoil concept is currently underway, and feedback from participating clinicians has been extremely positive.
More options to protect soft tissue attachment and save chair time
Also on show at IDS are the latest developments for the On1 concept, the most innovative modular solution that connects the surgical and prosthetic workflows. The On1 Base connects to the implant at surgery and stays in place throughout the lifetime of the restoration, leaving the soft tissue undisturbed for optimized healing. The On1 concept also offers clinicians peace of mind. Only precision-engineered Nobel Biocare components can be used with the On1 Base, removing the risks associated with ill-fitting third-party abutments.
For a restorative clinician, the On1 Base allows for an improved patient experience, as the discomfort previously associated with the recurrent exchange of components such as healing abutments or impression copings can be completely avoided. The On1 concept is also designed to shorten treatment times. For example, the On1 IOS Healing Cap supports an intraoral scanning approach, which eliminates conventional impression-taking procedures for delivery of the final crown. Currently available for single teeth, at IDS Nobel Biocare will preview an extension of the concept for short-span implant bridges.
Connecting workflows, from diagnostics to final restorations
In Cologne Nobel Biocare will also launch a new time-saving CAD/CAM-based protocol that enables clinicians to receive a screw-retained TempShell provisional restoration from a dental laboratory in time for placement on the day of implant surgery.
Visitors will be among the first to see the new SmartSetup software feature that dramatically reduces the time it takes clinicians to create a prosthetic-driven treatment plan. This plan can then be used by the dental laboratory for the fully digital design of the cement-free TempShell provisional restoration. Incorporating several of Nobel Biocare’s leading digital technologies, the updated workflow has been developed not only to shorten time-to-teeth, but to increase both treatment efficiency and acceptance as well as further improve collaboration between dental professionals.
Partnership with KaVo sets new standard in treatment efficiency
At IDS Nobel Biocare and KaVo will unveil a partnership to revolutionize the way dental professionals connect with patients and each other. These two leading dental innovators will present new equipment and software solutions that mark the next level of connectivity between treatment steps.
Whether on Mac® or PC, the new DTX Studio diagnostic software, launching in fall 2017, will serve as a digital hub connecting the latest Nobel Biocare and KaVo solutions for patient data digitization, diagnosis, planning, surgery and restoration. DTX Studio is also set to offer easy access to industry-leading implants and restorative options. By providing true, seamless links between every aspect of a dental professional’s daily work, this smart solution aims to set a new standard in treatment efficiency and patient care. For further information, a separate, dedicated press release for DTX Studio is available.
Predictable quality and fast results
IDS sees the next significant step in restorative innovation with the launch of NobelProcera precision-milled implant bridges in high-translucency multilayered zirconia. With the angulated screw channel (ASC) innovation and completely cement-free adapters, this new NobelProcera option offers a fast, predictable and cost-efficient solution for both dental laboratory and clinic.
The ASC option, combined with the pick-up functionality of the unique Omnigrip tooling, revolutionizes screw-retained restorations. It makes it possible to reposition the screw access hole in cases where it would otherwise be on the facial or incisal edge, or when occlusal space is limited, while also improving retrievability and reducing the risk of residual cement.
The NobelProcera launches do not stop there, with precision-milled bridges in the same high-translucency multilayered full-contour zirconia also being unveiled at IDS. Following the recent introduction of the NobelProcera Crown in the same material, this launch harmonizes NobelProcera’s offering. This new range efficiently combines high-strength with esthetics and a time-saving workflow, as the dental technician need only apply subtle staining, if desired, before polishing and glazing.
Hans Geiselhöringer, President, Nobel Biocare said: “At Nobel Biocare we do not believe innovation should stop once a product hits the market. This pursuit of the highest possible quality of care sees us innovating on all fronts to further shorten time-to-teeth for dental implant patients and help ensure long-term treatment success. From the enhancement of the original and proven All-on-4® treatment concept to breakthrough advances in clinical and digital workflows that dramatically reduce treatment times, each solution we present at IDS exemplifies the dedication to continuous improvement and the high quality that Nobel Biocare stands for.
“Quality goes beyond materials. It’s also the supporting clinical evidence, the testing that proves efficacy, and the precision that allows our components to function in harmony as one predictable system. This combination, backed by Nobel Biocare’s unrivaled experience, enables dental professionals to confidently offer the high-quality care their patients deserve.”