3Shape and DENTSPLY Implants announced the joint release of a new software interface solution linking 3Shape 3D dental scanners and ATLANTIS VAD (Virtual Abutment Design) software.
According to the companies, 3Shape scanner users in dental labs can now transfer digital scan information, containing the patient's oral geometry with implant positions, straightaway into DENTSPLY Implant's ATLANTIS design and manufacturing facilities. For labs working with ATLANTIS abutment design services, this direct new connectivity reduces costs, eliminates the shipping of physical models, and reduces turnaround time, the company says.
The solution gives users additional choices when providing customized abutments for their customers. It is available as an option for all users with 3Shape's Abutment Designer module. For customers without the Abutment Designer module, 3Shape has recently announced the coming release of CAD Points, a new service that allows users to access scanning and designing modules on a pay-per-case basis.
For more information, visit 3Shape and DENTSPLY.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.