Astra Tech Launches New Atlantis™ Interfaces – for Dentsply Friadent and Straumann

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Astra Tech expands the Atlantis™ patient-specific abutment options to include Dentsply Friadent‘s XiVE™ and Frialit™ implants and Straumann’s Standard/Standard Plus (Wide Neck) implants for North American customers.

Dentsply Friadent is the latest manufacturer to be added to the rapidly expanding Atlantis™ patient-specific abutment assortment, while Atlantis abutments are already available for major implant systems such as Astra Tech, Straumann, Nobel Biocare, Biomet 3i and Zimmer Dental.

These introductions are the latest in a series of Atlantis abutments being developed for new implant interfaces, further securing Astra Tech’s leadership position in providing patient-specific abutments for all major implant systems.

Astra Tech, leading provider of comprehensive solutions for dental implant therapy, plans to introduce additional interfaces and material choices for the Atlantis™ patient-specific solution in 2010. The complete Atlantis™ compatibility chart is available at www.atlantisabutment.com.

About Atlantis™ Abutments

Atlantis abutments are designed and fabricated using Atlantis VAD™ (Virtual Abutment Design) software, a patented process that combines state-of-the-art 3D optical scanning, advanced software and 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 for all major implant systems and in titanium, gold-shaded titanium and two shades of zirconia.

Atlantis™ and Atlantis VAD™ are trademarks of Astra Tech. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Astra Tech

Astra Tech AB, a company in the Astra Zeneca group, is a global leader in dental, surgical and urological products, services and support. An innovation-driven company since the start in 1948, Astra Tech has continually developed market-leading solutions to meet health care needs based on user and medical community input. Ongoing research and development is aimed at finding new ways to support caregivers and improve quality of life for patients worldwide.

Astra Tech headquarters are located in Mölndal, Sweden, with production facilitates in Sweden and North America. The company is represented globally by 16 subsidiaries and selected local distribution partners. Astra Tech has 2,200 employees worldwide and the revenue in 2009 was SEK 3.9 billion. The company invests five percent of its revenues annually in research.

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Astra Tech Inc., North America
Janie Shen, 800-531-3481
Director, Corporate Communications
www.astratechdental.com

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