September 2, 2013

Straumann CARES Launches 9 New CARES zerion LT Shades

(September 2, 2013) – As part of our continuous effort to provide dental laboratories with best-in-class products, we are happy to announce two product enhancements to our CARES portfolio.


9 new CARES® zerion® LT Shades

Straumann extends their CARES zirconia portfolio to feature 9 new CARES zerion LT shades, ranging from pure white to dark yellow. The new shades can be used for final restorations including crowns, bridges, and the CARES® Variobase™ Abutment, a titanium-alloy bonding base with a ceramic coping. CARES laboratories benefit from expanded shade options to achieve the desired esthetic shade match for individual patient situations.

Processing procedures for zerion do not change. All customers running software versions ranging from CARES 6.2 Linux to the latest CARES 8.0 can perform a complimentary software update to receive these new shade options.

Steve Sheehan, Vice President Laboratory Division Straumann North America, commented: “We have a leading materials portfolio for our CARES laboratories to leverage.  Earlier this year, we launched full contour CARES zerion HT to meet the growing demand for full-contour solutions, and the shade expansion of our zerion LT portfolio reflects our commitment to continually provide new products and services that our laboratory customers require to remain competitive within their marketplace.”

About Straumann

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Straumann (SIX:STMN) is a global leader in implant, restorative, and regenerative dentistry. In collaboration with leading clinics, research institutes and universities, Straumann researches, develops, and manufactures dental implants, instruments, prosthetics, and tissue regeneration products for use in tooth replacement and restoration solutions or to prevent tooth loss. Straumann currently employs approximately 2,300 people worldwide and its products and services are available in more than 70 countries through its broad network of distribution subsidiaries and partners.

Straumann US

60 Minuteman Road
Andover, Massachusetts 01810
P: 800/448 8168

Product Marketing
Jorge Pages
P: 978/273 8898

CARES is a registered trademark of Institut Straumann AG.