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3M gives dentists new options for same-day crowns

Aug. 16, 2013
3M True Definition Scanner and TS150 In-Office Milling Solution from IOS Technologies create fitting crowns in one visit
ST. PAUL, Minnesota--3M ESPE has announced the 3M True Definition Scanner’s newest Trusted Connection, the IOS Technologies’ TS150 In-Office Milling Solution.
The addition of the new milling system is an example of how the 3M True Definition Scanner helps enable dentists to expand their options by putting CAD/CAM dentistry within reach of practices.

With the 3M True Definition Scanner and the TS150 System that features FastDesign Software, dentists have a simple, convenient, and affordable solution for same-day dentistry. The dentist quickly captures a digital impression on the 3M True Definition Scanner, which is more accurate—and more consistently accurate—than leading systems on the market, and sends it to the FastDesign CAD station for the design of the dental restoration.

By leveraging Glidewell Laboratories’ dental anatomy library, the software creates an accurate crown proposal and guides the user through the rest of the design process. Once complete, the design is sent to the TS150 mill—an air-driven unit that features a 150,000-RPM spindle and an orbital mill path that prevents the burr from crossing over the margin. This helps ensure marginal integrity for better-fitting restorations.

In addition, the TS150 mill is approved for Lava Ultimate Restorative, 3M ESPE’s resin nano ceramic material that delivers strength and esthetics with a fast, no firing process.

3M has worked closely with IOS Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Glidewell Laboratories, to test and validate the seamless integration of the 3M True Definition Scanner with the TS150 In-Office Milling Solution. Access to this Trusted Connection is available to subscribers of 3M’s Advanced Data Plan.

“This new Trusted Connection combines the 3M True Definition Scanner’s unprecedented quality and affordability with the intuitive and easy-to-learn CAD/CAM system from IOS Technologies, making it easier for dentists to create beautiful and strong dental restorations with 3M ESPE’s Lava Ultimate Restorative,” said David Frazee, vice president and general manager of 3M Digital Oral Care.

“In the midst of this fast-paced digitization of dentistry, 3M expects to be the leader in rapidly delivering new and affordable connections for dentists and labs alike.”

The TS150 In-Office Milling Solution and Lava Ultimate Restorative for the TS150 will be sold through Burkhart Dental Supply and Benco Dental.

For more information, visit www.3M.com/TrueDef/TS150.

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