Copenhagen/Basel, February 22, 2017 – 3Shape and Straumann today announce that 3Shape users can now scan and design using their 3Shape scanner and obtain original Straumann implant bars and implant bridges from Straumann’s manufacturing global facilities.
Dental lab technicians using 3Shape Dental System software can access the original Straumann implant bar and bridge libraries directly in the 3Shape software. The 3Shape design files are then sent to Straumann global production facilities for the manufacture of Straumann original implant bars and implant bridges. Straumann® CARES® Screw-Retained Bridges and Bars allow for the construction and manufacturing of complex superstructures. They are available in two materials, titanium grade 4 and cobalt-chromium alloy (coron®) for the restoration of Straumann® implants.
“The integration is a testament to the power and precision of our 3Shape scanners and software. Their strength and ISO-documented accuracy make working with complex indications like implant bars and bridges possible,” says Flemming Thorup, President and CEO at 3Shape. “With the partnership, 3Shape users gain more options and importantly, now have the opportunity to design and receive original Straumann implant bars and implant bridges.”
Frank Hemm, Executive Vice President Customer Solutions and Education at Straumann commented: “Our strategy to adopt an open system offers significant benefits to 3Shape users. Straumann CARES prosthetics offers them flexibility and a very high level of precision and quality. With adding SRBB portfolio we nearly completed our offering also to 3Shape customers.”
The integration marks a further cooperation between the two companies. In 2014, the two announced the integration of Straumann CARES® libraries with 3Shape Dental System software. Original Straumann libraries (DME files) for implant bars and bridges will be available free of charge with the Dental System 2017 software – expected release May 2017. Existing 3Shape users who wish to benefit from this opportunity can contact Straumann.