Atlantis™ – Patient-Specific CAD/CAM Abutments Now Available for Screw-Retained Restorations

WALTHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 2, 2011 — Astra Tech Dental, leader and provider of comprehensive solutions for implant dentistry, is pleased to announce the introduction of Atlantis Crown Abutment for single-tooth, screw-retained restorations.

The introduction of Atlantis Crown Abutment will be an important and welcomed addition to the existing cement-retained offering. The Atlantis Crown Abutment is uniquely designed from the final tooth shape for a more natural esthetic final result for the individual implant patient. This new abutment solution is available in five shades of biocompatible zirconia, including a new translucent zirconia in white - available exclusively for the Atlantis Crown Abutment.

This product introduction streamlines the internal procedures for the laboratories, providing an efficient and cost-effective solution by eliminating time spent on modification and casting, as well as the expense of using precious metals.

Astra Tech Dental is committed to providing customers with solutions and services that bring increased simplicity and efficiency in achieving optimized, patient-specific solutions. The Atlantis Crown Abutment is another step in that direction.

Atlantispatient-specific abutments

Atlantis patient--specific abutments are designed and fabricated using Atlantis VAD (Virtual Abutment Design) software, a patented process that combines state-of-the-art 3D optical scanning, advanced software and manufacturing methods to deliver patient-specific abutments that eliminates the need for hand modification.

Atlantis patient-specific abutments are available for all major implant systems and in biocompatible materials such as titanium, gold-shaded titanium and different shades of zirconia, including translucent white for the Atlantis Crown Abutment.

About Astra Tech

Astra Tech AB is a global leader in dental, surgical and urological products, services and support. Since September 1, 2011, the company is a part of DENTSPLY International, Inc., a global leader in professional dental products. Astra Tech has continually developed market-leading solutions to meet health care needs based on user and medical community input since 1948. Ongoing research and development is aimed at finding new ways to support caregivers and improve quality of life for patients worldwide.

Astra Tech headquarters are located in Mölndal, Sweden, with production facilities in Sweden and North America. The company is represented globally by 16 subsidiaries and selected local distribution partners. Astra Tech has 2,200 employees worldwide and the revenue in 2010 was SEK 3.9 billion. The company invests five percent of its revenues annually in research.

Visit www.astratechdental.com or www.atlantisabutment.com.

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Astra Tech Inc., North America
Janie Shen, 800-531-3481
Director, Corporate Communications




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