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3Shape Implant Studio® featuring edentulous treatment receives FDA 510(k) market clearance

The new Implant Studio introduces a dedicated workflow for implant planning and surgical guide design for edentulous patients. Edentulous patients can now be treated by using only CBCT/CT scan data and through the application of a dual scan protocol.

The latest version of the software also features more than 20 new functional improvements, including the ability to manual align scans, gingiva-supported surgical guides and an innovative two-piece guide design. In addition, surgical guides designed in Implant Studio are optimized for milling and/or 3D printing.

Recent studies have projected the U.S. dental implant market to reach $5 billion by 2018. With 3 million Americans already having implants. That number is predicted to grow by 500,000 per year, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Implant Studio makes it simpler for both labs and practices to offer implant services. The software merges CT/ Cone Beam CT imaging with 3D digital surface scans of the teeth and gingival situation to provide a digital view of dental patients. Enabling dental professionals to evaluate the clinical situation, including, bone density and nerve positions, for creating prosthetic implant planning and surgical guide design.

In an interview with Dr. Alan Jurim – a New York dentist and lab owner who works extensively with Implant Studio, he says, “We want to have complete control on how we plan a case out. What is most important to us is being able to design everything with consistent data sets from one software package. I want to know that I can do my tooth set-up, I can maintain that tooth set up and vertical orientation that I have established for this patient throughout each part of their planning and restorative aspect. And that is why 3Shape is so important. Because we are able to integrate all of that into one software package, and the final key to that package is Implant Studio.”