Products and solutions
Every tooth is unique. So is every restoration for patients with missing teeth: every treatment requires a specific and individual solution. With our versatile range of products, solutions and treatment concepts, we meet the needs of patients and dental professionals alike. We support effective treatments and long-lasting, natural-looking outcomes.
The well-being of the patient is key for us and for our customers. We provide products and solutions for every patient, taking into consideration their clinical indications and individual needs. And we support our customers in fulfilling those individual needs, as they diagnose, prescribe and treat their patients. To do that, we offer a wide and versatile portfolio of implant-based dental restorations. Our products use advanced materials and are manufactured using the latest technologies to provide top quality and precision. We provide all components necessary for successful and complete tooth restorations. Our implant systems, abutments, prosthetics and treatment software are combined in effective and clinically proven treatment concepts, designed to meet the highest standards in dentistry.
The foundation for a leading portfolio
Nobel Biocare has a rich history of innovation in implant-based restorations. For more than 40 years, we have led the dental industry with innovative products, materials, technologies and treatment concepts. Many of our innovations have gone on to become industry standards. We have pioneered several implant design innovations, CAD/CAM manufacturing for prosthetics, treatment concepts such as immediate function, digital treatment planning and guided surgery in dentistry. To be at the forefront of implant dentistry is part of our culture. We not only maintain our own global research and innovation centers around the world, we also work closely with scientists and universities to evaluate and develop new ideas.
Our company has maintained a constant flow of innovations. Importantly, they all follow a stringent evaluation process and comprehensive clinical trials. Our products are backed by clinical studies and long-term scientific evidence. This approach guarantees that our customers and their patients receive safe and proven products and solutions they can trust. Every solution we develop draws on our rich knowledge of dental implants and prosthetics. We see our record as a pioneer in our industry as an obligation to quality.
Innovative treatment technologies
It is our philosophy to respect and satisfy the needs of patients and clinicians alike. Our strategy and portfolio are based on these needs. Patients judge the success of the treatment outcome by how well their teeth work, how natural they look, the perceived value they get for their investment, the duration of the treatment and any discomfort it may cause. For dental professionals, the critical factors of implant and treatment success are treatment efficacy, ease of use and patient satisfaction.
To serve patients and clinicians in the best possible way, we create products that integrate into effective concepts for successful implant treatments. For example, we focus on enhancing osseointegration, to deliver excellent functionality and long-term implant success. Our leading surface technology, TiUnite, combined with special implant designs and features, delivers excellent implant stability. This is critical for long-term success. It also gives the patient tooth replacements that feel stable and work well – all within just a few treatment sessions.
In addition to osseointegration we concentrate our efforts on supporting and promoting soft tissue health. Healthy soft tissue not only has an esthetic component, it also helps prevent bacterial infection. Furthermore, soft tissue supplies blood to the bone, so it supports stable bone levels after implant surgery. We support soft tissue health with advanced concepts such as platform shifting – which encourages soft tissue regrowth – and our ultra-tight conical connections that prevent micro-movements of the components and thereby minimize the risk of gum irritation. A further innovation is our range of individually produced CAD/CAM-based prosthetics. Milled from biocompatible materials, they fit perfectly with the other components to support soft tissue health.
…and minimally invasive surgery
A third area of focus for us is minimally invasive treatments. We invest in developing new tools for immediate function, flapless solutions, diagnostics, treatment planning and guided surgery – all with the goal of increasing treatment safety and reducing patient discomfort.
Today, the survival rate for our implants after five years is at over 97.5%. This measure includes more demanding treatment protocols such as one-stage surgical procedures.
|Product launches in 2011|
NobelReplace Conical Connection
NobelReplace Platform Shift
NobelActive 3.0 mm
NobelClinician Mac OS® X & Windows®
|Treatment concepts – guiding principles|
- Minimally invasive
- Immediate function
- Prosthetic esthetics and functionality
- Edentulous solutions
- Soft and hard tissue health
|Implant survival rate after five years|
|Leading implant systems|
Brånemark System – the original implant, today the most documented in the industry
NobelReplace – most widely used implant system in dentistry
NobelActive – most innovative implant system
All implants made with CP4 cold-worked titanium – for exceptional strength
Solutions for all indications
From the restoration of a single tooth or several missing teeth, to fixed and fixed-removable solutions for edentulous jaws, we offer solutions for every indication. We provide dental professionals with the choice and flexibility to treat every indication in the best possible way. We offer clinicians not only a wide selection of materials, products and treatment concepts they can combine into the ideal solution, but also support the complete treatment flow from 3D diagnostics to the final prosthetic restoration.
Our indication-based solutions range from restoring a single tooth by a crown and an implant to complete overdenture solutions. Our crowns are individually CAD-designed according to patients’ needs and CAM-milled out of the best materials such as zirconia, alumina, titanium, acrylic, cobalt chrome or lithium disilicate. When more than one tooth needs to be replaced, a bridge is an option. All our bridges are individually designed and manufactured following a highly precise milling process. They sit on two or more implants or are cemented onto healthy existing teeth. To restore edentulous arches, we provide a full range of fixed and removable dentures. Implant-retained dentures offer clear benefits over conventional dentures: they are more stable, comfortable and look and feel natural – so patients are better able to speak, eat and smile. Our overdenture portfolio ranges from functional and more cost-effective to esthetics-focused solutions. Every one ensures quality, safety and long-term treatment success.
A strong and versatile implant portfolio
At Nobel Biocare, we offer a versatile range of proven implants to accommodate the preference, chosen treatment and skill level of our customers. Our portfolio includes bone- and tissue-level implants made of high-performance, exceptionally strong CP4 cold-worked titanium. This material is produced through a special process that results in a significantly increased yield, tensile and fatigue strength. Owing to its strength, the material is also perfectly suited for small-diameter implants for restorations in areas with limited space. Titanium is today recognized as the best material for implants, as it integrates with bone. All our implants are also available with the leading surface technology TiUnite for improved osseointegration. We offer dental professionals the choice of three implant-to-abutment connections: the internal tri-channel connection for maximum ease of use and excellent tactile feel, the internal conical connection for balanced load distribution and tight abutment fit, and the external hex connection with maximum versatility for prosthetic restorations.
Our implants are designed to simulate the natural tooth root and to deliver high initial stability. We provide them in various lengths and diameters. They can be used in all bone types and clinical situations. And they are suited for all surgical protocols including immediate, early or delayed loading as well as two-stage protocols.
The NobelReplace implant system is the most widely used implant system in dentistry, with several million implants sold to date. We provide the NobelReplace implant with various body types and connections for greater treatment versatility. NobelReplace comes with a textured collar, but a machined collar is also available under the sub-brand Replace Select. In 2011, we launched two additions to the NobelReplace implant system: NobelReplace Conical Connection and NobelReplace Platform Shift. They expand the restorative options for the proven NobelReplace tapered implant body.
NobelActive is the latest and most innovative implant system in our portfolio. An implant for advanced users, it is designed to enhance initial stability and offers unique bone-cutting and bone-condensing as well as redirection features. Although it is one of the more expensive implants we produce, its success proves that there is a demand in the market for meaningful innovation with clear benefits. NobelActive was launched in 2007 and since then, sales have grown constantly at a double-digit rate – the most successful implant launch in the industry. The fast-growing NobelActive portfolio continued its success in 2011 with ~30% growth in volume and value for the year. In 2011, it has been augmented with the exceptionally strong NobelActive 3.0 mm small-diameter implant, for safe placement in areas with limited space at the front of the mouth.
NobelSpeedy is an implant designed for high initial stability. It comes with a slightly tapered tip and sharp cutting blades. NobelSpeedy is particularly suited for the All-on-4 treatment concept for edentulous arches or any indication where high initial stability is required. NobelSpeedy is offered with an internal tri-channel and an external hex connection, for treatment flexibility.
Brånemark System is the original endosseous implant system. It is a parallel-walled implant that was originally developed by Per-Ingvar Brånemark – and today it is the most-documented in the industry, with over 20 years of clinical documentation. It is considered the most versatile implant system in our portfolio.
CAD/CAM-based prosthetic solutions
Nobel Biocare is a pioneer in CAD/CAM dentistry and builds on long experience in the design and production of individualized prosthetics. More than 20 years ago, we were the first company to offer fully automated industrial production of CAD/CAM-based prosthetics. So far, more than 10 million CAD/CAM restorations have been manufactured with NobelProcera. Today, our prosthetic portfolio builds on our extensive product and clinical expertise in this field. All our implant systems are complemented with a wide and versatile assortment of prosthetic solutions.
We offer dental professionals standardized and CAD/CAM-based individual prosthetics to deliver the best final restoration of missing teeth. Our prosthetic products and solutions guarantee function and quality and range from temporary prosthetic components for a single tooth to fixed or removable overdenture components to restore fully edentulous arches. Our prosthetic range is the most versatile on the market and accommodates an individual solution for every indication. The products provide ease-of-use, longevity and optimal esthetic results. We offer them for all our implant systems and a number of competing implant systems.
NobelProcera customized prosthetic solutions are our precision-milled restorations (PMR), produced with the latest CAD/CAM technology. NobelProcera prosthetics are designed to deliver functionality, enhanced soft tissue support, precise fit and, most importantly, natural-looking esthetics. Thanks to our centralized industrial production, we deliver a precision of fit for our CAD/CAM products that is nearly impossible to achieve with conventional or chair-side production. We offer a broad choice of biocompatible prosthetic materials and products to meet the individual demands of patients and dental professionals. Our offering covers the full range of materials available on the market today, from high-end esthetic materials to more cost-effective options. It includes ceramics with zirconia in four shades and alumina, titanium, non-precious metals with cobalt-chromium, temporary acrylics and lithium disilicate glass ceramic with IPS e.max® CAD. We back our products with an extensive 5-year warranty, reflecting our confidence.
To provide patients with the best individual solution, we offer dental professionals a complete CAD/CAM system consisting of scanning, software design and advanced centralized manufacturing. Our scanners use unique conoscopic holography technology to capture precise 3D data. For implant bar overdentures, we offer extremely precise in-lab scanning. For the ideal design of prosthetics, we provide easy-to-use software that comes with extensive design tools and enhanced functionality. To ensure our customers derive the maximum benefit from our CAD/CAM technology, we maintain a global network of experienced technical support specialists.
Diagnostic, treatment planning and guided surgery
Dentistry is going digital. Digitization of the dental value chain is one of the key trends for the years to come. Labor-intensive, manual processes are being replaced or supplemented by CAD procedures that improve quality, predictability and treatment efficiency. New technologies allow dental professionals to deliver safer and minimally invasive treatments. Our NobelGuide and new NobelClinican planning and treatment tools are not only pioneering this trend but also building on our comprehensive expertise in the field of digital dentistry.
With the two concepts, we offer detailed 3D diagnostics so dental professionals can get the best view of the indication, while prosthetic-driven planning keeps the intended result in mind. With 3D treatment planning, dental professionals can plan the treatment in advance and evaluate the best treatment option without having the patient in the chair. The result is an improved outcome, reduced treatment costs, shortened treatment times and less treatment discomfort for the patient.
As patients seek maximum treatment comfort, this calls increasingly for minimally invasive treatment procedures. Guided surgery is a further enabler for such treatments. Flapless surgery protocols are possible – the surgical template defines the exact position for implant placement, and clinicians can then place implants without cutting into soft tissue.
In 2011, we launched the latest generation of digital dentistry software: our multi-platform NobelClinician, the industry’s first diagnostic and treatment-planning software available for both Mac OS® X and Windows® operating systems. This software serves an increasing customer need in the dental community, given that many dental professionals frequently use Apple devices in their dental practice.