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3Shape’s Dental System™ offers CAD Design for Straumann® Customized Abutments

Copenhagen, October 14 , 2013 - 3Shape A/S, a global leader in 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions announces the official release of new capabilities in its Dental System™ to design 2-piece customized abutments using the Straumann® Variobase™ abutment connection - a pre-manufactured titanium interface. 

3Shape has integrated an original Straumann® library within its Dental System™ software supporting Straumann® Bone Level and Tissue Level implant systems.

The new library enables dental technicians to use 3Shape Abutment Designer™ to model 2-piece abutments using a pre-manufactured titanium base with a customized zirconia abutment top. To manufacture the designed restoration, the original titanium base must be obtained from Straumann® and the customized zirconia part can be milled locally in the lab or milling center.

“Straumann is a leading implant manufacturer and many labs are dedicated users of both Straumann products and the 3Shape CAD/CAM Dental System™,” says Rune Fisker, VP Product Strategy, at 3Shape. “Now labs can design virtually and offer dentists and their patients highly esthetic 2-piece customized abutments.


The Straumann® new Variobase™ abutment for Straumann® Bone Level and Tissue Level with individual ceramic mesostructure and screw retained crown. 

Andreas Nitschke, Head Product Management Digital at Straumann, says:  "We firmly believe that dental professionals should use Straumann original components for implant restorations because this is in the patient's best interest. Our Variobase™ implant kit opens up new possibilities in this respect and, reflects Straumann’s efforts to offer the broadest range of prosthetic possibilities and flexibility with guaranteed precision and reliability." 

The Straumann® Variobase™ library is available from today, October 1 2013. Users who wish to benefit from this opportunity should contact their 3Shape distributor for more information on how to obtain these libraries. 

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