3M ESPE is partnering with Biomet 3i to simplify the all-digital implant workflow process.
Combining the 3M True Definition scanner with the Biomet 3i BellaTek Encode impression system allows a custom implant abutment and final crown to be designed from a single digital scan, according to the companies.
The combination enables the dentist to use a small wand in the patient's mouth to digitally capture an impression of the dental implant healing abutment. Embedded codes on the surface of the BellaTek Encode healing abutment relay the information needed to create the final abutment.
The new workflow is available to dentists who use the Biomet 3i BellaTek Encode impression system and subscribe to the advanced data plan offered through the 3M Connection Center.