Nobel Biocare is expanding its CAD/CAM offering with new flexibility and connectivity. New KaVo imaging equipment and DTX Studio software are part and parcel of the two companies’ collaborative efforts.
Bringing complementary areas of expertise to the partnership, these two leading dental innovators are now developing fully integrated digital equipment and software solutions designed to bring about seamless, beginning-to-end treatment workflows for clinics and laboratories.
New imaging device
The KaVo LS 3 desktop scanner starts the digital journey for the clinician and lab technician with speed, color and precision. Designed to enhance efficiency, it seamlessly connects to DTX Studio design for fast restoration planning. Dental technicians can save time without compromising quality—a complete jaw scan can be performed in under 60 seconds with an accuracy, according to ISO 12836, of up to 4 μm—even when working on the most complex cases.
The KaVo LS 3 desktop scanner is equipped with an advanced optical system that captures the fine textures and colors of the dental model for true visualization; and scans can be managed directly at the scanner itself, using its intuitive 5-inch touchscreen interface. Designed with an awareness of the virtue of mechanical simplicity, its spacious, open design provides easy access to the case, and makes it possible to mount a full articulator, thus further increasing efficiency at the dental laboratory.
Connectivity for everyone
The DTX Studio suite offers exciting new solutions in connecting the modern dental professional with the entire treatment team at each stage of dental implant treatment. It integrates the very latest technologies and equipment from patient imaging acquisition to post-treatment follow-up—including diagnostics, treatment planning, guiding implant surgery and restoration design.
It is now possible to manage 2D and 3D data from X-ray and optical sources in a single software application throughout the practice.
DTX Studio for clinics processes data in dentistry-relevant workspaces and is geared towards daily use in both Windows® and macOS® environments. It provides users with tools for ease and efficiency, such as online collaboration between DTX Studio implant and DTX Studio design for laboratories—whereby a TempShell provisional can be produced in-house for same-day, immediate screw-retained provisionals.
For dental laboratories, the DTX Studio suite brings a new opportunity to become the ‘go-to’ lab of the future, facilitating flexibility in the choice of workflow and business model.
DTX Studio design software will accept intraoral scan files from systems such as TRIOS®, iTero®, 3MTM and Carestream DentalTM, as well as files from other desktop scanners. Furthermore, lab owners will benefit from the best of two worlds: ‘Direct access’ to premium NobelProcera centrally manufactured products including bars, and ‘open output’ with the option to produce cement-retained restorations in-house. Using the new KaVo LS 3 scanner in combination with the DTX Studio design software, dental technicians will be able to access the full portfolio of NobelProcera restorations.
With the resulting smooth, fast workflows, they can choose to produce authentic, precision-engineered NobelProcera CAD/CAM solutions outsourced to high-tech facilities in Mahwah, New Jersey, USA, and Chiba, Japan.
Manufactured in accordance with the ISO 13485 quality management system and cleared by the FDA where required, the output quality of every prosthetic is monitored. This results in products demonstrating a high degree of precision fit. When assistance is needed, direct local support is available from Nobel Biocare specialists who are fully trained on the workflow.
“The LS 3 delivers precision with increased speed and efficiency—great for my team and even better for the patient!” — Professor Paulo Malo
Digital production on demand
NobelProcera Scan and Design Services help laboratories consistently meet increasing demands for high-quality implant-based restorations without calling for substantial investments in new equipment and staff training.
One can send a case from any one of 25 different approved scanners to NobelProcera Scan and Design Services, and then receive precision-fit bars, abutments and implant crowns, and/or a 3D printed model.
Whether using an IOS or desktop scanner, the process is simple—and within a matter of days, the precisely manufactured restoration is shipped to the lab with a material authenticity certificate and a five-year product warranty.