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New features in Dental System 19

Dental System 2019 comes with an unrivaled range of new features: Improved CAD workflows for indications such as splints and dentures, but also major improvements on speed and options to unleash your creative potential. 

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Dental System 19.3 is available as of November 2019. Want to upgrade? Check if you are eligible under 'subscription status' and then contact your reseller for help.

New workflows

New fast and intuitive 3Shape Splint Studio

3Shape’s completely new Splint Studio allows labs to easily produce all major single-jaw occlusal splint types with just a few clicks. Efficient digital design and manufacturing of splints gives labs an attractive opportunity to add a new and highly profitable service to their offering. Splint Studio is a separate application that runs on 3Shape’s new Dental Desktop platform.
Included with:

  • Dental System Premium
  • Dental System Complete Restorative
  • Also offered as an add-on
Removables: save costs and improve quality

Powerful advancements to 3Shape’s Removable software and new possibilities within materials and manufacturing make it even more profitable to produce digital dentures. We are constantly adding more library providers, to give you the most versatile denture solution. Other improvements include visualization of the protrusion of teeth from the base, an easier intraoral scanning workflow, the ability to adjust connectors for strength and esthetics and the new Refine scans feature that improves the quality of intraoral scans significantly.
Included with:

  • Dental System Removable
  • Dental System Complete Restorative
Implant Studio: Bone supported* guides and easier crown placement

Supplement your 3Shape Dental System with 3Shape Implant Studio® software to easily design and produce surgical guides, and optionally offer implant planning. Providing such implant services helps you secure the order, including the complete implant restoration which you easily produce by utilizing the planning information and Dental System’s design workflows.

Available as a supplement software


Smile libraries book from Przemek Seweryniak and Kate Brantvik

To inspire and involve patients and dentists, Przemek Seweryniak and Kate Brantvik have published a high-quality coffee table book titled “Fabulous Smiles” with stunning photos of people and their smiles. The book features actual smiles that patients can select from the 18 amazing new libraries available in Dental System. This allows dentists to offer restorations based on real people’s smiles to their patients. 

Smile Design with new libraries and photo mirroring

3Shape Smile Design enables the quick and easy creation of digital smile designs with photorealistic simulations to show and engage patients. Use the digital smile design with the patient’s photo to guide your 3D restorative design in Dental System’s RealView Engine. Our mobile apps let you share smile designs with dentists and their patients.
Included with:

  • Dental System Premium
  • Dental System Complete Restorative
  • Also offered as an add-on


10x faster

For labs with large systems setups, it is now up to 10 times faster to start new cases, re-open previously designed cases, and import and export material settings. The time it takes to open the order form has also been reduced. The new, faster re-opening feature uses more disk space and can be activated (default Off ) in the Control Panel under System Settings - Auto Workflow.

More features to help you be more productive
  • Optimize your client-server setup for optimal productivity
  • Automatic workflow creates design proposals of single crowns and copings with one click
  • Improved and faster gingiva creation algorithm for implant bridges
  • More control when adjusting gingiva for bridges
  • Refine scans feature for improving intraoral scan quality
  • New Segmentation workflow step to make workflow for gypsum and digital impression cases similar
  • Automatic insertion direction based on the annotation point
  • Faster import and export of materials
  • Export to older Dental System versions
  • Design Center mode allowing you to import orders from any lab
  • Automatic installation of Dental Desktop
  • Improved 3Shape Communicate connection and design: receive cases faster and more reliable
  • Launch of the new Splint Studio from Dental Manager
  • Easy identification of hollow models
Auto workflow directly after scanning

The new auto workflow feature automatically designs single crowns and copings on gypsum scans. Now this is available directly when done scanning; instead of clicking Next one can hit the Auto Workflow button. The software will then automatically take you through each workflow step proposing you a design for your review and corrections.

FullContour design service

Dental System comes with a new direct link to the FullContour design center at the top of the Dental Manager screen. FullContour provides a wide range of high-quality dental services that help labs manage their workload during busy periods, emergencies or absence. FullContour support is available in both English and German and across both European and North American time zones.

Check the latest innovations in digital dentures

Want to get a full walkthrough of what Dental System has to offer? Rewatch our one-hour webinar on the latest improvements in dental CAD/CAM with experts Rune Fisker and Rahul Venkatram now!  

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*Abutment Design for design of screw retained crowns are not cleared by the FDA for clinical use in the US.
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