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Your lab can become the prosthetic provider of choice

by: Michael Stuart

With more than 300 million edentulous patients worldwide, the opportunity for dental professionals to improve patients’ quality of life is huge; and with dental implant treatment offering a more efficient and comfortable alternative to traditional full dentures, demand for implant bar overdentures is set to grow.

NobelProcera Scan and Design Service

With the NobelProcera Scan and Design Service, labs can receive a range of high-quality, precision-milled implant bars, simply by sending a model to NobelProcera.

As a result of growing demand, dental laboratories that can provide high-quality implant bars to support overdentures will find new business knocking at their doors. Ramping up implant bar production, however, can require a significant investment in equipment, time and staff training, which many labs simply cannot afford. That’s where NobelProcera Scan and Design Services can help.

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Send a model, receive unrivaled bars

To use the service, the lab simply prepares the case materials as normal, noting the details of the case on a short accompanying form before sending it to be scanned and designed by NobelProcera’s team of skilled technicians.

From receipt of the model the scan and design part of the process typically takes one day.

Given the extensive range of platforms covered in the Scan and Design offering, labs with a NobelProcera System can use the scan-only version of the service to increase their platform options while retaining control of the design.

The scan is sent back to their NobelProcera Software so they can complete the design themselves.

Alternatively, those looking to take advantage only of high-quality centralized milling can send a completed wax-up of a bar direct-to-production.

NobelProcera Scan and Design Service

This is how it works. NobelProcera’s Scan and Design Service makes it possible for labs to take advantage of requests for high-quality implant bars that they might otherwise be forced to pass up.

Premium production and peace of mind

Once the technician is happy with the design, the bar is sent for milling. As NobelProcera produces implant bars only from solid blocks of surgical grade titanium, possible weaknesses relating to soldering or laser welding are avoided. Two or three days later, the precisely manufactured bar is shipped to the lab together with a material authenticity certificate and a five-year product warranty.

Investing in quality, not equipment

This flexible approach to outsourcing offers many benefits for labs. Primarily, it means they can offer precision-fitting bars in NobelProcera’s renowned high quality without needing to invest in a NobelProcera CAD system or purchase and maintain expensive production technology.

It also means that implant bar cases can be accepted even when the lab is working at full capacity or if the required skill in this particular area is not yet present in the lab.

The breadth of the NobelProcera Services offering is also an advantage of the service. NobelProcera’s wide range of both fixed and fixed-removable implant bar solutions caters to a variety of clinical needs and preferences, with the Scan and Design Service available for over 170 implant platforms.

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Outsource means opportunity

By removing the need for investments and offering unrivaled results, NobelProcera’s Scan and Design Service lets labs take advantage of requests for high-quality implant bars that they might otherwise be forced to pass up. In other words, it affords labs the flexibility to take opportunities that they can’t afford to miss.

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