DESS® Technologies

Launching the first CrCo abutments as an alternative to precious metal abutments, the development of a scan abutment with EXOCAD or our patented SelectGrip® surface treatment are some of the examples of our R&D commitment.


Select Grip®

SELECT GRIP® is a patented surface finish for components made of titanium which provides a significant improvement in retention levels of cemented prosthesis.

Scan abutments

Patented unique design for precision scanning, Developed with Exocad GmbH.


The deffinitive angled screw channel solution

Select Grip®

The patented SELECT GRIP® technology is available on titanium abutments, Ti bases and the new Aurum Base.

Applied for both, straight and angled titanium abutments the adherence to the final cemented prosthesis improves significantly. Tests made with Relyx Unicem from 3M® reveals a 5 times greates adhesion on DESS® Ti Base and 2,5 times on our straight abutments.

In the case of interfaces and in combination with the available castables sleeve, a qualitative leap in the retention of the crown is ensured.

Scan abutments

DESS® Scan Abutments have been design to minimize distortion and achieve the best precision on scan.

Integrated into the official Exocad® GmbH library and also downloadable for 3Shape Dental System®, it allows jobs to be performed on interfaces for both, simple as well as multiple restorations, given that DESS® has both engaging and non-‐engaging titan bases

The DESS Scan Abutment is available:

  • For Desktop use
  • For Intraoral use
  • On Ti-Base


Titanium Intraoral Scan Abutment

Our intraoral Scan Abutment is now manufactured in Titanium grade V ELI. One of the major benefits that provides this scanbody between the Peek ones is that with Titanium it has a clear precision on x-rays. Moreover, you don't need tools to use it and you will have no distortion because it doesn't have hole.


There are numerous clinical situations where the long-axis of the implant results in an unfavorable location of the prosthetic screw access hole. One solution might be to sacrifice the retrievability and cement over the access hole or compromise the esthetic results.
Now DESS introduce the AURUMBase® system that will allow for an angular adjustment of up to 25°. The specially designed Torx®-based screw and driver concept will retain the ability to use full recommended torque even at full angulation.
The AURUMBase®is made of titanium grade V ELI and has a gold-anodized surface finishing that will further optimize the appearance especially in the esthetic zone. The shaft surface also features the patented and well proven SelectGrip® for optimal cement retention.
To facilitate prosthetic work using traditional casting procedures AURUMBase® pre-formed castable caps can be used. They are delivered in multi-packs of 5 pieces, in a straight version as well as pre-angled with 10° and 20°. They are designed to optimize the placement and tightening of the Aurum screw with the special driver.
To optimize the possible angulation of the access hole the shaft of the AURUMBase® has been reduced to only 3mm, but with a bonding area of more than 33mm2, bigger than other higher but sliced solutions.

One of the great advantages of DESS AURUMBase® is that by not slicing the base you can position freely the channel to 360º, this allows you more movement.