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NobelDesign – for unrivaled restorations

by: Nobel Biocare

For decades, Nobel Biocare has been redefining the work of dental technicians around the world with NobelProcera. The system became a benchmark, paving the way to accurate, consistent and efficient manufacture of dental prostheses. Because of NobelProcera, new materials once thought impractical and difficult to work with became the mainstay, enabling restorative solutions with high strength and esthetics.

Now, Nobel Biocare has introduced the next benchmark, NobelDesign Software, which combines advanced CAD tools with an intuitive and adaptive interface. With NobelDesign, dental laboratories gain access to the latest NobelProcera restorations, enabling them to deliver a wider range of precision-engineered prosthetic solutions to dental clinicians and their patients.

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Familiar friend, powerful ally

The intuitive NobelDesign interface supports a simplified workflow that allows dental technicians to create, scan and manage multiple cases with ease. Best of all, it adapts to each user’s preferred way of working, increasing workflow efficiency over time.

For many dental technicians, NobelDesign will seem familiar and, at the same time, fresh. NobelDesign integrates well-known exocad CAD tools for the efficient design of cemented and screw-retained restorations, accessed via the NobelDesign Cockpit. 

Creating outstanding restorations made easy

When it comes to creating restorations, there is real power in the NobelDesign toolbox. Numerous robust and automated applications are included in the software’s base module, assisting dental technicians with the design of crowns, abutments and bridges. Tools are also available that provide users with insight into how their restorations will look and function in patients’ mouths.

Once cases have been set up and scanned into NobelDesign, libraries filled with archetypal teeth, crowns, bridges and implants provide excellent starting points from which dental technicians can create their own patient-specific restorations.

Another way to accelerate the design workflow is NobelDesign’s Mirror Tooth function. With it, dental technicians use a mirror image of the shape and anatomy of the contralateral quadrant of the target tooth. This copy, or diagnostic tooth, forms the basis upon which they design the patient-specific restoration.

Esthetics are important, but function is the ultimate goal. For testing function in the virtual environment, NobelDesign offers the Virtual Articulator feature. This application allows users to view their designs in a patient’s complete dentition. Articulated movements visualize and predict occlusion, helping dental technicians confirm prosthetic fit.

Discover: NobelDesign – for unrivaled restorations

During the design process for screw-retained restorations, the screw access hole is typically predetermined based on implant placement. However, in cases in which esthetics would be sacrificed or fixation of the restoration could be difficult, a dental technician can adjust the angulation of the screw access hole within the restoration. With this option, screw access can be angulated from 0° to 25° in a 360° radius. This can enable the use of a cement-free restoration in situations in which this might previously have been impossible.

Another tool allows users to create a cutback for their restoration to aid with veneering. With NobelDesign’s Shrinking feature, the technician can easily select which area to cut back, depending on whether he or she wants to fully or partially veneer the restoration.

During the final stages of restoration design, dental technicians can employ the exocad TruSmile technology incorporated into the software. This feature renders restorations with photographic realism, displaying final tooth shape and fissure design. This is virtual reality at its best; the closest representation of a restoration’s appearance once seated in the patient’s mouth.

The future of CAD/CAM

As the latest milestone in Nobel Biocare’s ongoing advancement in CAD/CAM, all forthcoming NobelProcera innovations will only be available through NobelDesign. While current NobelProcera CAD users can continue to use their existing systems, NobelDesign will offer an increasing number of advantages. Additional features are already in development, as is enhanced integration with other solutions.

NobelDesign is accessible only in combination with the highly accurate NobelProcera 2G Scanner and is available on an annual subscription basis. This gives dental laboratories added flexibility by helping them avoid a sizeable one-time payment to start. 

World-class support, high-end results

As a leading dental solutions provider, Nobel Biocare offers unparalleled support to its dental partners with NobelDesign in terms of customer service, training and restoration quality, all delivering priceless peace of mind to dental professionals.

Based on user feedback, the suite of applications available in NobelDesign not only assists dental technicians in their pursuit of prosthetic perfection, but also makes their work easier and more rewarding.

Original article first published in "Today Nobel Biocare Symposia Edition 2016", republished with approval by DTI group.

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