Copenhagen, November 28, 2017 – 3Shape scan bodies are now available for purchase. The 3Shape scan bodies join the 3Shape digital workflow for dental implant placement: driven by an open ecosystem that enables professionals to choose the components, materials and manufacturing options they want to work with.
The open 3Shape ecosystem and digital workflow begin with intraoral scanning using the award-winning 3Shape TRIOS digital impression solution. Treatment planning and the design and production of surgical guides is managed by 3Shape Implant Studio and after, the surgically-placed implants scanned using the just-released 3Shape scan bodies to determine implant position. Final restorations can then be designed with 3Shape Dental System. Professionals choose their preferred materials, components and manufacturing options from the wide selection of providers integrated with 3Shape solutions.
3Shape scan bodies are made for all major implant systems. Each 3Shape scan body contains a unique ID code that 3Shape TRIOS reads when scanning to identify the implant system*. The data is embedded in the order form along with the scans that are sent to the lab. This eliminates confusion, as the doctor’s chosen implant system is clearly identified for the lab to use in its designing and manufacturing of the abutment and restoration.
Aside from the unique ID coding, 3Shape scan bodies are made from highly durable titanium. This makes them visible to X-rays so professionals can verify the correct fit to the implant. This is not possible with scan bodies made from PEEK material. 3Shape scan bodies are autoclavable and can be re-used up to 100 times.
3Shape scan bodies are usable for both intraoral scanning and in dental models with the original implant analogs – no special analogs or replicas are needed.
Customers should contact 3Shape resellers for purchase and availability in their region.
*The unique ID code feature is available as a software upgrade in Q1/Q2 2018. 3Shape desktop scanners will be able to read the unique ID code as well, in an upcoming upgrade.