Dentsply Sirona Implants has developed two new innovations around its well-documented and clinically proven implant systems - Astra Tech Implant System, Ankylos and Xive - that provide long-term functional and aesthetic solutions for many clinical situations and patients worldwide.
"When we develop new implant therapy solutions, it is important that they meet the clinical needs of dental professionals. The new Azento and Acuris solutions can push the boundaries in implant dentistry and how our long-term, documented implant systems really make the difference. With our solutions, the clinic and lab are able to solve the challenges that arise every day," said Gene Dorff, Group Vice President of Dentsply Sirona Implants.
Azento - streamlining the implant workflow
Azento is the latest digital implant workflow solution from Dentsply Sirona Implants that streamlines the implant planning, purchasing and delivery for single tooth replacement. For the clinician, this custom implant solution increases convenience, seamlessly and efficiently connects with qualified laboratories and enables consistent, excellent results for patients.
The clinician scans the patient and uploads the order. They then receive a precise, customised digital treatment plan based on the patient's digital scans submitted through the Azento case management portal. After approving the Azento treatment plan, all components and instruments necessary to complete the implant treatment - including a surgical guide, a dental implant (Astra Tech Implant System or Xive) and custom healing abutment - are shipped within five business days.
The Azento case management portal then enables seamless uploading of core files for laboratory partners that they need to create custom final restorations without requiring them to scan cases. This digital workflow improves efficiency and the ability to deliver quality restorations.
With Azento, Dentsply Sirona Implants provides a solution to unlock digital dentistry by offering a streamlined custom implant solution that enables excellent results and benefits for the clinic, the laboratory and most importantly, the patient.
Acuris - no screw and no glue!
Acuris represents the best of two worlds: a retention that is removable for the dentist but fixed for the patient. Acuris is based on a conometric concept that uses friction instead of a screw or cement to secure the crown and the cap to the abutment in the final prosthetic part of the implant treatment. Previously released for Ankylos, it is now available for Astra Tech Implant System and Xive.
This new solution saves time, improves predictability and ensures high-quality end results in the clinic, while improving the workflow in the lab. With Acuris, placing the final crown takes seconds rather than minutes - you only need to click once to place the crown with the unique Fixation Tool. Additional benefits include reduced risk of complications and easier maintenance.
R&D studies have shown that the conometric connection of the tested samples maintains its stability over time under cyclic loading, with no effect of wear detected. In addition, Acuris and the conometric mode of retention are able to withstand lateral forces that are deemed to occur mainly in the anterior region.
Acuris includes abutments with different angulations, it is available for all three implant systems - Astra Tech Implant System, Ankylos and Xive - from Dentsply Sirona Implants and can be used anywhere in the mouth.