Implant Direct’s SMARTbase Abutment Receives 510(k) Clearance


New System Delivers Clinical Flexibility with Beauty Done Better.

Thousand Oaks, CA. Implant Direct announced today that its SMARTbase abutment has received 510(k) clearance for use with the Legacy™ and InterActive™ systems and is now available for sale in the United States. SMARTbase CAD/CAM engaging abutments combine ideal esthetics for your patients and more freedom of choice for your screw retained restorations.

“We’re pleased to be bringing the SMARTbase platform to clinicians in the United States,” said Steve Clareen, Global Business Head at Implant Direct. “With SMARTbase you have the freedom to redirect the screw access channel from 0° to 25° for improved esthetics and for greater accessibility in the posterior where space can be limited.”

SMARTbase is available in a dual hue finish for enhanced esthetics. The gold anodization allows for the use of more translucent restorative materials, while the pink anodization of the titanium base offers a more natural blending with the gingival tissue. The concave transgingival profile shapes tissue growth for a thicker gingival cuff, reducing the chances of abutment visibility, and enables subcrestal placement.

Already widely used in Europe and Canada, the SMARTbase abutment supports a digital and conventional workflow. SMARTbase is available in a variety of cuff heights and profile widths. With its “Floating Screw” option, the fixation screw can be pre-assembled into the base prior to placement for easier seating of the restoration.

By providing high-quality dental products, comprehensive service, and training scaled to the needs of today’s modern dental professional, Implant Direct is “Confidence You Can Afford”. As part of the Envista family, including three operating companies and more than 30 trusted dental brands, we are united by one shared purpose: to partner with professionals and improve the lives of the patients they serve.

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