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3Shape TRIOS® Digital Impression Solution Now with Implant Scanning

Posted on August 24, 2012

Copenhagen, August 20, 2012—3Shape, a technology leader in 3D scanning and CAD/CAM software for dental applications announces its latest breakthrough innovations for implant work. With 3Shape TRIOS®, dentists can now capture single implant positions using autoclavable scan bodies supporting a wide range of implant systems.

Dentists can now use 3Shape’s TRIOS digital impression solution for their implant abutment cases. TRIOS captures implant positions and soft-tissue emergence profile in a unique dual-step workflow, thereby allowing optimal clinical and esthetical results. Based on the TRIOS digital impressions, 3Shape laboratories can directly design sophisticated digital implant models, customized abutments, and the final crowns in a straightforward and integrated workflow that is both easy and patient friendly.


Implant cases made easy for dentists

For dentists, digital impression-taking with 3Shape TRIOS represents many advantages. The  straightforward workflow replaces conventional implant impression-taking which traditionally can be time-consuming, error-prone and cumbersome. Furthermore, with TRIOS digital impressions, dentists can save time and money by skipping the extra steps involving custom tray production, shipping and handling by the laboratory.


“Scanning with 3Shape TRIOS makes implant cases easy. It allows me to capture not only the implant positions, but also the soft-tissue,” says Dr. Simon Kold, Herning Implant Center. “By adding scans of the soft tissue emergence profile, I can give my lab detailed information that allows them to optimize the fit and esthetic qualities of the customized abutment and final restoration. This is great for clinical and esthetic results while boosting patient satisfaction,” concludes Dr. Simon Kold.


New implant service opportunities for laboratories

With TRIOS®, laboratories can receive the digital impression minutes after scanning and immediately start designing the digital implant model, the customized abutment and the crown. The TRIOS® digital implant impression, 3Shape’s Model Builder™ and its Abutment Designer™ software come together in a fully integrated workflow.


3Shape’s Model Builder™ CAD/CAM software allows laboratories to design digital models for implant cases. Based on the software’s implant position detection, users can virtually add interfaces for implant analogs, including glue-in analogs, directly in the model design.


3Shape TRIOS is currently available in Europe and is expected to be launched in North America and other selected markets in Q3 2012. TRIOS implant scanning is available with TRIOS® software version 1.1.2.0.


About 3Shape A/S

3Shape A/S is a Danish company specializing in the development and marketing of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions designed for the creation, processing, analysis and management of high-quality 3D data for application in complex manufacturing processes.  3Shape envisions the age of the “full digital dental lab,” and its more than 130 developers provide superior innovation power toward reaching this goal. 3Shape’s flexible solutions empower dental professionals through automation of real workflows, and its systems are applied in thousands of labs in more than 85 countries worldwide, putting 3Shape technologies at the peak of the market in relation to units produced per day by dental technicians.  3Shape boosts its first-line distributor support network with a second-line support force of over 30 in-house experts placed in 5 support and service centers strategically placed around the globe. 3Shape is a privately-held company headquartered in Copenhagen, with the market’s largest team dedicated to scanner and software development for the dental segment based in Denmark and Ukraine, production facilities in Poland, and Business Development & Support Offices in New Jersey, USA and Asia. For further information regarding 3Shape, please refer to www.3shapedental.com.