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At LAB DAY, Nobel Biocare presented its latest innovations in dental implant-based CAD/CAM solutions, including: - NobelProcera® Abutments, now available on Biomet 3i, Camlog and Zimmer implant...See more platforms (in addition to Straumann, Astra Tech and Thommen). - NobelProcera users can expand their business with the new in-lab scanning of NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture for Straumann implant platforms. These bars have been tested with a new 3D fit assessment to verify the precision of fit, reduce mechanical complications and ensure longevity. - Available later this year, the new NobelProcera 2G Scanner has a similar look and feel to the original with new elements including advanced automation features designed to increase productivity. Existing users of the NobelProcera Scanner will be able to upgrade their current scanner to the new 2G version for a modest fee. - Also later this year, Nobel Biocare is forming a partnership with 3Shape that will enable 3Shape users to access NobelProcera Abutments in zirconia and titanium. After integrating with NobelProcera, 3Shape users simply maintain their current workflow of scanning and designing using the 3Shape Dental System; interested 3Shape users should contact Nobel Biocare to obtain the required interface file. Availability may depend on which 3Shape partner has provided the system. For more information, visit www.nobelbiocare.com.
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