NobelProcera Scan and Design Services
Claim back your time - send your model to us, we do the rest. Get your implant bar through our CAD/CAM services.
Why outsource implant bars?
Still soldering and welding?
Don’t risk the weaknesses that can creep in because of soldering or laser welding. Receive implant bars with superior passive fit and stability (compared to casted frameworks) without investing in expensive equipment.1,2,3,4 Simply send your model to us and we handle the scan, design and milling for you. If you prefer to do the design yourself just send us your wax-up along with the model.
Don't want to invest in scan bodies you rarely use?
No problem, with our CAD/CAM services you gain access to more than 170 implant platforms. Send us your model and we'll scan and design the implant bar for you. If you have a NobelProcera System, you can choose to design the bar yourself after we scanned your model.
Why work with NobelProcera CAD/CAM Services?
Receive exceptional quality when it's indispensable
Precision of fit is critical to the success and longevity of multi-unit implant restorations. A forced fit can cause the implant, screw or restoration to fracture or trigger biological complications like bone loss or bacteria penetration. Thanks to the accurate scan data and our engineering, material and production expertise, you don’t need to worry about fit.1,2
Solutions for all your needs
NobelProcera Implant Bars can be used for fixed and fixed-removable solutions – both on implant and abutment level. We offer any combination for the more than 170 implant platforms we support.5 We also have a wide variety of bar types and attachments you can choose from.
Get peace of mind with our extensive warranty
After more than 50 years in the industry, we believe in the quality of the implant bars and connections we engineer. That's why our warranty covers both the bar and the implant, including implants not from Nobel
How it works
2) We scan (and design) the bar for you
After receiving your model, our highly trained technicians will scan and design the case according to your specifications within two working days. If you have a NobelProcera System and opt to do the design yourself, you'll receive the scan file within 24 hours.
3) You verify the design
Before we produce the bar, you can check the suggested design. If changes are needed, you can just send us your feedback and we'll redesign the case. Design adaptations are free of charge. This step isn't necessary if you send us your wax-up for copy-milling or if you do the design yourself in the NobelProcera Software.
4) We produce the bar for you
Once you approve the design we produce the bar with our state-of-the-art machines. The bar is then verified to guarantee passive fit on the provided model and polished (if applicable) so you receive it ready to use. We dispatch the case within three days after your approval.
How long does it take to deliver a bar?
When your shipment arrives in our facilities, it takes a maximum of two working days to scan and design. After your design approval, we dispatch the case within a maximum of three working days with UPS express. The shipping time will depend on your geographical location.
1 Katsoulis J, Mericske-Stern R, Yates DM, Izutani N, Enkling N, Blatz MB. In vitro precision of fit of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing titanium and zirconium dioxide bars. Dent Mater. 2013 Sep;29(9):945-53.
2 Sierraalta M, Vivas JL, Razzoog ME, Wang RF. Precision of fit of titanium and cast implant frameworks using a new matching formula. Int J Dent. 2012;2012:374315. doi: 10.1155/2012/374315. Epub 2012 Apr 8.
3 Katsoulis J, Walchli J, Kobel S, Gholami H, Mericske-Stern R. Complications with Computer-Aided Designed/Computer-Assisted Manufactured Titanium and Soldered Gold Bars for Mandibular Implant-Overdentures: Short-Term Observations. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2015 Jan;17 Suppl 1:e75-85. doi: 10.1111/cid.12130. Epub 2013 Aug 5.
4 Katsoulis, J., et al. (2011). "Maintenance of implant-supported maxillary prostheses: a 2-year controlled clinical trial." Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 26(3): 648-656.
5 Some products may not be regulatory cleared/released for sale in all markets. Please contact the local Nobel Biocare sales office for current product assortment and availability.
6 Note: Seven day turnaround time is based on the following scenario:
- One day shipping from your lab to the NobelProcera Services center. The case must be received prior to 12:00pm EST
- All case material and the prescription have been provided correctly (we will provide you with a checklist to support you)
- We scan and design your case within two days (it is possible that we perform this step faster)
- You approve the suggested design prior to 12:00pm EST the day after we sent you the approval form
- We produce your restoration within 3 days (it is possible that we perform this step faster)
- One day shipping from the NobelProcera Services center to your lab
Note that shipping times may vary based on your geographic location. The timelines do not account for weather-, equipment- or material-related delays, inspections at customs or other circumstances not listed here that may cause the turnaround time to be longer.
7 Nobel Procera Implant Bars titanium alloy characteristics:
|Composition (in wt.%||In compliance with ASTM F1472
Aluminum 5.5-6.75%, Vanadium 3.5-4.5%,
Nitrogen ≤ 0.05%, Carbon ≤ 0.08%
Hydrogen ≤ 0.015%, Iron ≤ 0.30%
Oxygen ≤ 0.20%, Yttrium ≤ 0.005%
Titanium = balance
|CTE (25-500°C)||9.9 x 10-6/K|
|Young's modulus||110 GPa|
|Yield strength (Rp0.2)||min. 825 MPa|
|Tensile strength (Rm)||min. 895 MPa|
|Elongation at break||min. 10%|