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New dental product: Glidewell Laboratories announces Open Platform Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution

Nov. 26, 2012
Solution accommodates a number of implant systems from Astra Tech, Biomet 3i, Nobel Biocare, Straumann, and Zimmer.

NEWPORT BEACH, California--Glidewell Laboratories, a provider of digital dental laboratory products and services, has announced expansion of the Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution to accommodate a number of implant systems from Astra Tech, Biomet 3i, Nobel Biocare, Straumann, and Zimmer.

“Clinicians who want to take advantage of this restorative-driven solution featuring custom tissue management, but who prefer to place their existing implant system can now prescribe the Open Platform Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution,” said Glidewell Laboratories Chief Operations Officer Greg Minzenmayer.

The expanded solution includes the same components as the original Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution with the exception of the surgical drills required for placing the implant of choice (supplied by the prescribing doctor).

Glidewell Laboratories will provide the prosthetic guide, custom temporary components, custom impression coping, and final CAD/CAM restoration, all designed around the clinician’s chosen implant platform. Additionally, an Inclusive Tapered Implant (with corresponding final surgical drill) is included, as a replacement for the clinician's implant if needed.

Temporization sets the tone for the final esthetic outcome, with parameters unique to each patient. The Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution promotes patient-specific temporization and contoured healing through the use of custom temporary components rather than generic components.

Doctors can provisionalize a case with the custom temporary abutment and accompanying BioTemps provisional crown, or place the custom healing abutment for a more conservative approach. Either option affords the opportunity to begin sculpting the soft tissue architecture around the implant and developing the future emergence profile—in a fraction of the time that would be required to create custom healing components chairside.

When healing is complete, the gingival anatomy is maintained and captured during the impression procedure with the matching custom impression coping, enabling the laboratory technician to design the natural emergence profile required for a predictable, esthetic result.

In the same amount of time it would take to place generic stock components, patient-specific temporization and soft tissue management is provided with this feature of the Open Platform Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution.

The Open Platform Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution is specifically designed as a convenient, all-in-one treatment option that begins with the final restoration in mind, incorporating the clinical components and laboratory services required to help ensure a successful outcome.

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