Biomet, Sirona collaborate

Dec. 30, 2011
Companies to create digital solutions to simplify esthetic restorations.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida--BIOMET 3i has entered into a new collaboration with Sirona Dental Systems GmbH.

The collaboration will allow utilization of BIOMET 3i’s patented BellaTek Encode Impression System with Sirona’s CEREC Intraoral Scanner to create intraoral impressions for custom abutments. The combined use of these technologies will provide the clinician with simplified esthetic restoration solutions.

Using these combined technologies, clinicians will now be able to take a digital impression of a healing abutment with the use of an intraoral device that will scan embedded codes on the occlusal surface of the abutment, the surrounding soft tissue, and adjacent dentition.

These codes provide the necessary information to design and mill the definitive abutment. The process is handled supragingivally by utilizing the BellaTek Encode Impression System, so that no removal of the healing abutment is required to create the scan.

Greater patient satisfaction may also occur as intraoral scanning eliminates the need for impression taking material. Some patients find this is a more comfortable experience. Patients should also recognize a time savings as the process is shorter than the typical procedure.

BIOMET introduces BellaTek

“We are pleased to offer the latest digital solutions, which will lead to esthetic outcomes for patients.” said Maggie Anderson, president of BIOMET 3i. “This new step forward in impression making offers a win-win experience for clinicians, laboratories and patients.”

Added Roddy MacLeod, vice president of CAD/CAM: "We are excited about collaborating with BIOMET 3i. It provides dentists with the opportunity to take an innovative step in digitizing implant treatment by using the BellaTek Encode Impression System with CEREC Connect.”

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