Backed by more than 40 years of experience and a strong commitment to excellence, Glidewell Laboratories has the product portfolio, infrastructure and competency to provide the full spectrum of affordable custom implant solutions to dentists.
Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012
Glidewell Laboratories, industry-leading provider of dental lab products and services, announced today the availability of its new Inclusive® Scanning Abutments for clinical use. Compatible with most major implant systems, Inclusive Scanning Abutments can be used with any digital impression system to capture the location, angulation and connection orientation of the implant in the patient’s mouth. This eliminates the need for conventional implant impressions. By using Inclusive Scanning Abutments and partnering with Glidewell Laboratories to restore their implant cases, dentists get the added benefit of precision CAD/CAM restorations, such as Titanium and Zirconia Inclusive® Custom Implant Abutments, BioTemps® Implant Provisionals and final ceramic restorations, such as award-winning BruxZir® Solid Zirconia.
With its comprehensive support for digital impression technology, Glidewell Laboratories provides dentists with a convenient, affordable and effective restorative process for implant cases that saves time, money and the mess associated with conventional transfer techniques. Bulky trays and sticky impression materials are no longer required. Instead, an Inclusive Scanning Abutment is attached to the implant. An intraoral scanner (e.g., Align Technology’s iTero#, Sirona’s CEREC#, 3M ESPE’s Lava# C.O.S., IOS Technologies’ IOS FastScan# or D4D Technologies’ E4D Dentist#) is used to capture the position of the scanning abutment, followed by buccal, lingual, occlusal and patient bite scans with the scanning abutment removed.
Once the patient is scanned, the digital impression can be submitted electronically to Glidewell Laboratories, eliminating the time and cost associated with physical shipping. Experienced technicians use the digital impression and the latest CAD/CAM technology to design custom abutments, provisionals or final restorations with optimal form, fit and function. The custom implant restorations are then machined to precise specifications using state-of-the-art milling equipment and returned to the dentist for the trial fitting and final seating.
Backed by more than 40 years of experience and a strong commitment to excellence, Glidewell Laboratories has the product portfolio, infrastructure and competency to provide the full spectrum of affordable custom implant solutions to dentists. Our dedicated, full-service dental implant department of specially trained technicians has decades of experience in restoring even the most challenging implant cases from start to finish. Advanced CAD/CAM processing capabilities ensure precise, esthetic restorations that require fewer adjustments and remakes, reducing chairtime and leading to greater overall patient satisfaction. Now, with Inclusive Scanning Abutments for clinical use, dentists who have made an investment in digital dentistry can enjoy the convenience of using their preferred intraoral impression system to take digital impressions for digital custom implant solutions that exhibit the unsurpassed level of precision they have come to expect from Glidewell Laboratories.
For more information, visit http://www.glidewelldirect.com or call 888-303-3975.
# Not a trademark of Glidewell Laboratories
Glidewell Laboratories is a privately owned corporation that has more than 40 years of history as a provider of high-quality restorations to dental practitioners nationwide. It has its own 73-person Research and Development team, and is the most resourceful dental laboratory in the world. Its newly developed CAD/CAM processing capabilities are recognized as among the most advanced in the industry. To view our large selection of clinical videos, CE courses and our products and services, visit the Glidewell Laboratories website, http://www.glidewelldental.com.