Glidewell Laboratories Announces the Open Platform Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution



NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Glidewell Laboratories, industry-leading provider of digital dental laboratory products and services, announced today the expansion of the Inclusive® Tooth Replacement Solution to accommodate a number of popular implant systems from Astra Tech, Biomet 3i, Nobel Biocare, Straumann, and Zimmer.

“Clinicians who want to take advantage of this restorative-driven solution featuring custom tissue management, but who prefer to place their existing implant system can now prescribe the Open Platform Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution,” said Glidewell Laboratories Chief Operations Officer Greg Minzenmayer. The expanded solution includes all of the same components as the original Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution with the exception of the surgical drills required for placing the implant of choice (supplied by the prescribing doctor). Glidewell Laboratories will provide the prosthetic guide, custom temporary components, custom impression coping, and final CAD/CAM restoration, all designed around the clinician’s chosen implant platform. Additionally, an Temporization sets the tone for the final esthetic outcome, with parameters unique to each patient. Only the Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution promotes patient-specific temporization and contoured healing through the use of custom temporary components rather than generic components. Doctors can provisionalize a case with the custom temporary abutment and accompanying BioTemps® provisional crown, or place the custom healing abutment for a more conservative approach. Either option affords the opportunity to begin sculpting the soft tissue architecture around the implant and developing the future emergence profile—in a fraction of the time that would be required to create custom healing components chairside. When healing is complete, the gingival anatomy is maintained and captured during the impression procedure with the matching custom impression coping, enabling the laboratory technician to design the natural emergence profile required for a predictable, esthetic result. In the same amount of time it would take to place generic stock components, patient-specific temporization and soft tissue management is provided with this feature of the Open Platform Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution.

Glidewell Laboratories once again has demonstrated its commitment to providing industry-leading digital dentistry services defined by high-quality, precise results and superior value. The Open Platform Tooth Replacement Solution is specifically designed as a convenient, all-in-one treatment option that begins with the final restoration in mind, incorporating all of the clinical components and laboratory services required to ensure a successful outcome.

Backed by more than 40 years of experience and a strong commitment to excellence, Glidewell Laboratories has the product portfolio, infrastructure and competency to provide the full spectrum of affordable custom implant solutions to dentists. Our dedicated, full-service dental implant department of specially trained technicians has decades of experience in restoring even the most challenging implant cases from start to finish. Advanced CAD/CAM processing capabilities ensure precise, esthetic restorations that require fewer adjustments and remakes, reducing chairtime and leading to greater overall patient satisfaction. Now, with Inclusive Scanning Abutments for clinical use, dentists who have made an investment in digital dentistry can enjoy the convenience of using their preferred intraoral impression system to take digital impressions for digital custom implant solutions that exhibit the unsurpassed level of precision they have come to expect from Glidewell Laboratories.

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