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ASC is now available for implant bridges

by: Chris Kendall

True innovation is about finding new and improved ways of doing things. At Nobel Biocare this means developing new products and solutions that help dental professionals treat more patients better.

With NobelProcera ASC (angulated screw channel) solutions and Nobel Biocare’s unique Omnigrip tooling, which makes them possible, indisputable innovation has been achieved. These products allow clinicians to offer screw­retained restorations in a practical and esthetic way that would have—in many cases—previously proven impossible.

ASC for implant bridges available

The angulated screw channel option and all its associated bene ts are now available for multi-unit implant bridges in NobelProcera’s latest high translucency full-contour zirconia material*. This strong material, combined with ASC, provides outstanding solutions—both in the anterior and posterior.

Restorations now available for a range of new indications via multi-unit implant bridges

The angulated screw channel option was first made available for single­-unit zirconia abutments and full­-contour implant crowns with Nobel Biocare’s internal conical connection. Now, the benefits of the ASC and Omnigrip tooling are also available for multi­-unit implant bridges in NobelProcera’s latest high translucency full­-contour zirconia material*. This strong material, combined with ASC, offers great solutions both in the anterior and posterior, especially with the option to create a cut­back, and to design natural esthetics by veneering restorations intended for the esthetic zone.

Omnigrip Screwdriver

The unique pick-up function of the Omnigrip Screwdriver should be experienced to be fully appreciated. The level of grip improves handling and is designed to reduce the risk of the screw detaching in the patient’s mouth.

Increased restorative flexibility with no cement: It’s as easy as A-S-C

With NobelProcera ASC solutions, the screw channel can be placed with an angle of up to 25 degrees from the axis of the implant, anywhere within a 360­-degree radius. In the anterior esthetic region, this makes it possible to use screw-­retained restorations where a labial screw access point would previously have ruled them out. When designing the screw channel, the screw access hole can instead be positioned on the palatal side of the restoration. The patient therefore benefits from an optimized esthetic result without any risk of the difficulties that can arise from excess cement. Using a screw­-retained rather than a cement-­retained solution also makes the restoration easier to retrieve.

In the posterior region too, NobelProcera ASC solutions come into their own. When used on molars or premolars, the ability to tilt the screw channel mesially makes it easier for the clinician to place and access the restoration. And, because of the strength of the material, the full­-contour zirconia implant crown with ASC is an appealing choice for the posterior, thus providing the clinician with an excellent option for the best possible restoration.

Omnigrip System

The Omnigrip System is instantly distinguishable from other tooling by blue markings on both the screwdriver and screws.

Come to grips with better handling with innovative Omnigrip tooling

The benefits of ASC are possible thanks to the associated Omnigrip tooling. A further innovation from Nobel Biocare’s product development team, it’s more than just a screwdriver.

Even in the posterior, the unique tip of the easy­-to­-handle Omnigrip screwdriver provides trouble­free accessibility to the angulated screw channel, in which the screw can be tightened and loosened with ease.

The pick­up ability of the special tip is also an outstanding feature. The Omnigrip Screwdriver delivers a strong hold for full insertion torque— even at an angle—partly for convenience, but more importantly for safety. The Omnigrip is designed to hold the screw firmly when it matters most: when the clinician is working in the patient’s mouth.

An advantage from every angle

Together, the benefits of NobelProcera ASC solutions and the Omnigrip tooling are clearly apparent. Clinicians gain not just new treatment possibilities, but opportunities to increase the number of screw­-retained restorations they place.

Patient satisfaction is likely to improve as the barriers of accessibility and flexibility are overcome to achieve optimized esthetics, potentially involving less chair time. And, with the adapter being mechanically retained, labs save time too. Nobel Biocare innovates to help its customers treat more patients, and to treat them better. These products do just that. 

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*Available in up to five units.