How even labs without a CAD/CAM system can still access Straumann CARES Bar Solutions [VIDEO]

September 22, 2014

Straumann® announced the portfolio expansion of its Scan & Shape Service for dental laboratories to include new CARES® Milled and Basic Fixed Bar Solutions.

Straumann® announced the portfolio expansion of its Scan & Shape Service for dental laboratories to include new CARES® Milled and Basic Fixed Bar Solutions.

These bars are designed to offer ideal restorations for fully edentulous patients and provide treatment flexibility on implant level or abutment level restorations and individual customization.

Related: Straumann CARES brings new options to bars and bridges

The Straumann CARES Milled Bar offers a direct connection to implants and delivers a one-piece solution milled to your specifications. The Straumann CARES Basic Fixed Bar has a sandblasted surface to save time with no visible metal and can be wrapped in acrylic, allowing for reline if desired. CARES Basic Fixed Bar is a cost efficient alternative to a ceramic veneered bridge and an ideal fixed solution for ongoing tissue management. These new offerings are intended to provide innovative implant borne solutions through a broader spectrum of product and material solutions that optimize workflows and allow labs to adapt to the speed of technology.

Steve Sheehan, Vice President of Straumann’s Lab Division North America, commented: “According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, there are more than 30 million Americans that are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws. Dental laboratories need to be able to restore these cases with the functionality, esthetics and long-term stability today’s patients demand. Scan & Shape gives every dental laboratory access to original CARES bar solutions. We are very pleased to address our customers’ needs with new bar designs and additional fixed edentulous solutions-that will give labs the opportunity to provide economical, efficient and high quality solutions.”

How Straumann has teamed up with 3Shape and 3M ESPE to make their CARES system even more available

The Scan & Shape Service is for dental laboratories that do not own a CAD/CAM system but want to facilitate design of original Straumann CARES restorations for their referring clinicians. Technicians submit a wax-up abutment or traditional stone model to the Arlington, Texas facility, where CDTs scan the information and send the digital design file back to the laboratory for approval prior to milling. Scan & Shape expanded earlier in 2014 to include an Online Service for ordering, editing, and file sharing for Customized Abutments. Screw-Retained Bars & Bridges will be added to the Online Service at a later date.