News | November 6, 2008

Atlantis Abutments Available For Astra Tech OsseoSpeed 3.0 S Implant

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Astra Tech, leader and provider of comprehensive solutions for dental implant therapy, is pleased to announce the availability of the Atlantis™ abutments in titanium and gold-shaded titanium for the Astra Tech OsseoSpeed™ 3.0 S implant. The Conical Seal Design™ of the Astra Tech implant system is maintained in the fabrication of the Atlantis abutment to create a tight seal and provide the benefits of a strong and stable fit that helps to eliminate micro-movement and micro-leakage.

Dental implants from Astra Tech are among the most well documented on the market. The Astra Tech Implant System™ was introduced in the late 1980s and now, almost twenty years later, the same implant system backed by long-term clinical documentation, remains highly effective. Astra Tech OsseoSpeed™ 3.0 S implants are especially designed for the replacement of maxillary laterals and mandibular incisors. When restored with an Atlantis GoldHue™ abutment, which has a thin coating of titanium nitride to provide a warm gold-shaded color, the combination provides the perfect solution for esthetically demanding cases. The Atlantis GoldHue abutment is also ideal for use in patients with thin soft tissue or under all ceramic crowns.

Atlantis abutments are designed and fabricated using Atlantis VAD™ (Virtual Abutment Design) system, a patented, proprietary process that combines state-of-the-art 3D optical scanning, advanced software-based expert systems, and sophisticated manufacturing methods to deliver patient-specific abutments that eliminates the need for hand-modification.

Atlantis abutments help to expand the possibilities for cement-retained implant restorations and are available in both the widest range of interfaces and materials in the industry today, including titanium, gold-shaded titanium and zirconia.

For further information, please contact:

Susan Derryberry, Product Manager, Atlantis™ and Cresco™, Astra Tech Inc.
Phone: +1 781 810 6189
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About Astra Tech
Astra Tech AB, a subsidiary of the AstraZeneca group, develops, manufactures, markets dental implants and advanced disposable products for use within healthcare. The company develops products that enhance treatment results, simplify work for healthcare professionals and help cut healthcare costs.

In 2007, Astra Tech acquired the US company Atlantis Components, Inc. The acquisition gave Astra Tech access to the latest CAD/CAM technology for individually fabricated abutments based on each patient's individual needs.

Astra Tech's headquarters and production facilities are located in Mölndal, near Gothenburg, Sweden. The company operates globally through 16 subsidiaries and selected local partners. In North America, it is represented by Astra Tech Inc., 890 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451.

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