Implant Direct launches new Ti base abutments, SMARTbase


Implant Direct has announced that its SMARTbase™abutment has received 510(k) clearance for use with the Legacy™ and InterActive™ systems and is now available for sale in the U.S.

SMARTbase Engaging Ti base Abutments feature a dual hue finished for enhanced esthetics. The gold anodization allows for the use of more translucent restorative materials while the pink anodization of the titanium base offers a more natural blending with the gingival tissue. The concave transgingival profile shapes tissue growth fro a thick gingival cuff, reducing the chances of the abutment showing through and enables subcrestal placement.

“We’re pleased to be bringing the SMARTbase platform to clinicians in the United States,” said Steve Clareen, business unit leader at Implant Direct. “With SMARTbase you have the freedom to redirect the screw access channel from 0° to 25° for improved esthetics and greater accessibility in the posterior where space can be limited.”

The SMARTbase abutment supports both a digital and conventional workflow. It’s available in a variety of cuff heights and profile widths. With the “Floating Screw” option, the fixation screw can be pre-assembled into the base prior to placement for easier seating of the restoration.

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