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New products and solutions launched in a cascade for the benefit of the patient and professional alike

by: Michael Stuart

In addition to new bone substitutes that extend the comprehensive creos regenerative assortment, a wide range of other innovative products were unveiled at the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2016 in New York. Here is a glimpse of a few of them.

They gathered in New York City under a banner proclaiming “Where innovation comes to life,” and Nobel Biocare didn’t dissappoint them. The company treated the dental professionals who were participating at the Global Symposium to new products and solutions at virtually every stage of the meeting. Although unique in many ways, each of the products and solutions featured in this summary have been designed to help the entire dental team to treat more patients better.

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Enhancing workflows for shorter time-to-teeth

The Nobel Biocare Global Symposium showcased the role that digital technology plays in increasing the efficiency and accuracy of diagnostics, treatment planning and guided surgery.

Attendees were invited to visit a digitally enabled practice exhibit featuring current technology as well as potential future innovations designed to increase integration, collaboration and efficiency. Participants saw how Nobel Biocare’s leading integrated workflow can accelerate, combine or even eliminate treatment steps.

Taking the logical next step, Nobel Biocare is also advancing the restorative workflow in terms of componentry. An important new addition to Nobel Biocare’s assortment of components is the On1 concept.* 

On1 concept

The On1 Base connects to the implant at surgery and then remains in place throughout the healing process, prosthetic work and then the lifetime of the restoration (The On1 Concept is under FDA 510(k) review and is currently not available in the US).

This innovative modular solution bridges the gap between the surgical and prosthetic workflows. The On1 Base connects to the implant at surgery and then remains in place throughout the healing process, prosthetic work and then the lifetime of the restoration. This leaves the soft tissue undisturbed without compromising on restorative flexibility.

As the On1 Base is seated at implant placement, the concept offers the surgeon peace of mind that only precision-engineered Nobel Biocare components will be used with the implant, removing risks associated with ill-fitting third-party abutments. It also reduces the risk that non-biocompatible, unclean or reused components come into contact with the soft tissue.

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For a restorative clinician, the On1 Base allows for an improved patient experience, as the discomfort previously associated with the removal of healing abutments can be completely avoided. With two height options available, there is the flexibility to change the On1 Base should the thickness of the soft tissue require it in the short or long term—an option not available with tissue-level implants.

As the healing cap of the On1 concept supports an intraoral scanning approach, conventional impression-taking procedures for delivery of the final crown can be eliminated, offering the potential for significant efficiency gains.

Full-contour zirconia

Nobel Biocare also demonstrated the evolution of NobelProcera in New York, where the company launched the new NobelProcera Crown, the first in a series of options in a new high-translucency multilayered full-contour zirconia material. 

The new NobelProcera Crown is the first in a series of options in a new high-translucency multilayered full-contour zirconia material.

This new material combines strength with excellent esthetics. The multilayered nature of the restorations and the realistic occlusal detail echo the appearance of a natural tooth and help save time, as the technician need only apply final touches before delivery to the dentist. 

It is now easier than ever to obtain precision-engineered NobelProcera restorations. One route is via the new NobelDesign CAD software, which offers dental technicians powerful CAD tools with an intuitive and adaptive interface. Another access point is NobelProcera Scan and Design Services. This latter option allows NobelProcera restorations to be ordered by simply sending case information to NobelProcera’s advanced industrial production facilities.

NobelProcera products are also available to users of the 3Shape Dental SystemTM via an open-access partnership. All options lead to NobelProcera restorations of outstanding quality, each manufactured for predictable long-term performance.

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Advancing edentulous solutions

As the leader in edentulous treatment and the company behind the revolutionary All-on-4® treatment concept, Nobel Biocare is committed to further advancing the standard of care for edentulous patients.

NobelSpeedy, the original and widely documented implant for the All-on-4® treatment concept, is now available in more lengths and diameters for increased surgical flexibility.

With new shorter 7 mm, longer 20, 22 and 25 mm implants–and a wide 5.0 mm implant variant—this expanded range is designed to further help clinicians utilize a graftless approach in order to achieve cortical anchorage where bone quality and quantity are limited. Such an approach makes it possible for considerably more patients to benefit from the proven advantages of the All-on-4® treatment concept.

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NobelSpeedy, the original and widely documented implant for the All-on-4® treatment concept, is now available in more lengths and diameters for increased surgical flexibility.

Multi-unit Abutment Plus*

The new Multi-unit Abutment Plus* is an enhancement of the Nobel Biocare Multi-unit Abutment. It is designed to substantially reduce the chair time required to perform a denture conversion—a procedure commonly used in the All-on-4® treatment concept.

By introducing a snap-fit function between the new Temporary Snap Coping and the abutment, screws are no longer required during the try-in process. This means the common practice of removing the temporary cylinders and the denture several times during the conversion process can be done in a few snaps, with no need to tighten and loosen four screws each time.

This new way to work provides a significant time-saving opportunity for the clinician. It can also dramatically increase patient comfort, and eliminates any worry about the screws potentially dropping out.

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The new Multi-unit Abutment Plus* has been designed to significantly reduce the chair time required to perform a denture conversion.

NobelZygoma 

Building on 25 years of success with Nobel Biocare’s zygomatic implants, the new NobelZygoma* implant that launched in New York provides greater surgical and prosthetic flexibility.

This new option for zygomatic implant placement has an unthreaded implant body designed to interface with soft tissue and, depending on the anatomical situation, parts of the implant body can be located outside of the maxillary sinus. What’s more, a new tapered apex design has been added to support high primary stability for Immediate Function.

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The new NobelZygoma implant launched at the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium provides greater surgical and prosthetic flexibility. 

NobelDesign software

It is now easier than ever to obtain precision-engineered NobelProcera restorations. One route is via the new NobelDesign CAD software, which offers dental technicians powerful CAD tools with an intuitive and adaptive interface.

With NobelDesign, dental laboratories gain access to the latest NobelProcera restorations, enabling them to deliver innovative precision-engineered prosthetic solutions to dental clinicians and their patients.

NobelDesign integrates powerful exocad CAD tools for the efficient design of both cemented and screw-retained restorations.

NobelDesign is accessible in combination with the highly accurate NobelProcera 2G Scanner, and is available on an annual subscription basis. This gives dental laboratories added flexibility, and helps them avoid a sizeable one-time payment to start. 

NobelDesign CAD software offers dental technicians powerful CAD tools with an intuitive and adaptive interface.

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Hans Geiselhöringer, President, Nobel Biocare and Dental Imaging, recently said, “The innovations we introduced at the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2016 have all been created to address the specific needs of today’s dental professionals as they strive to improve care for patients.

Informed by studies confirming the possibilities and advantages offered by immediate placement and provisionalization, many of these new products and solutions are so unique that they are either patent-protected or in the patent process. They will enable our customers to work with greater efficiency, accuracy and quality to reduce time-to-teeth.”

For the benefit of the patient

“From the TiUnite surface, which is now proven over 12 years of follow-up, to new options for our world-leading All-on-4® treatment concept and the very latest in digital workflow development,” said Geiselhöringer, “we are bringing true innovation to life not only for the people who came to New York, but for our customers worldwide and, crucially, for the patient.”

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* The On1 Concept, Multi-unit Abutment Plus* and NobelZygoma 0° are under FDA 510(k) review and are currently not available in the US. NobelZygoma 45° is available in the US.