3Shape Dental System

Unlock your laboratory's creative potential and become a strong digital partner.

3Shape Dental System optimizes digital design for dental technicians, allowing them to prepare multiple cases efficiently.

Craftsmanship at the centre

Are you ready to become the most critical partner for dentists and help them get the most out of today's technologies? 3Shape Dental System is a reliable solution that lets you focus on your craftsmanship and creativity while the software handles the rest. Regardless of the size of your lab, our dental CAD/CAM software can help you be more productive and offer profitable services such as dentures, clear aligners, smile designs, surgical guides, splints, and more. It provides free access to an open system of design services, libraries, and third-party intraoral scanners, mills, and 3D printers.


3Shape Dental System was developed by dental technicians to ensure high-quality, efficient, and comfortable work with a wide range of available jobs.

The widest range of treatment workflows

Whether you run a full-service lab or a specialist lab or plan to expand your services in the future, our software allows you to select the treatment workflows and packages that best suit your business needs. With 3Shape, you can gradually grow your business and stay ahead of the competition by choosing from our unmatched range of treatment workflows for dentists and their patients. Therefore, select the workflows suitable for your business now and expand later to stay ahead.

New all-in-one implant bridge workflow

Introducing our new all-in-one reduced implant bridge workflow that enables you to design implant bridges that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Start the process with the anatomy design and smile composition to create a beautiful smile. You can choose any cutback or leave a full anatomical crown. With the help of the automatic gingiva generator, you can create an esthetic gingiva design. Finally, connect the bridge to the abutments, and you're all set. This workflow makes designing implant bridges more accessible than ever before.

Make dentures digitally and boost your productivity

The 3Shape Denture Design software has significantly improved, making it an attractive option for labs looking to start digitally producing dentures. With our intelligent dental software, full and partial dentures can be designed quickly, efficiently, and profitably. These advancements have opened up new possibilities within manufacturing and materials, allowing labs to create high-quality dentures that meet the needs of their patients.

Drive efficiency with Lab Management System integration

You don't have to fill in case details separately in your Dental System and Lab Management System forms anymore. 3Shape Dental System is the only CAD software in the industry that's integrated with five of the most significant lab management systems. This integration enables you to use the lab management systems as the core planning tool.

Unleash your craftsmanship with smile libraries

Access over 100 tooth libraries created by some of the most skilled dental technicians in the world to create top-quality designs for your customers. For instance, you can choose any smile from the "Fabulous Smiles" book by Przemek Seweryniak and Kate Brantvik from the 18 unique libraries in the Dental System. With this extensive collection of libraries, it's now easier than ever to inspire and engage patients and dentists.

AI-powered dental crown design for your lab

3Shape Automate is a self-service and 24/7 solution for your 5-minute design. This open platform will double the number of units to mill daily. Automate is free to try. From Dental System 2021, you can directly upload relevant cases to 3Shape Automate and download the final production design or modify the design in Dental Designer.

Software packages

The Dental System is available in different packages

Crown & Bridge

Design full anatomies, bridges, copings, frameworks, and wax-ups. Use CAD points to provide advanced indications.


Design all Crown & Bridge package indications plus splints, digital temps, digital smile design, RealView, telescopes, post&core, and more.

Complete restorative

Design abutments, implant bars, models, and more with all indications from Premium and Removable and available restorative add-ons at an appealing price.


For labs that specialize in providing complete and partial dentures.

Functions Dental System
Complete Restorative
Dental System
Dental System
Crown and Bridge
Dental System
Copings and bridge frameworks + + + +
Anatomical copings and bridge framework + + + +
Full anatomical crowns and bridges + + + +
Gingival on all indications + + Upgrade / CAD Points Upgrade
Single wax up / Wax up bridge + + + Upgrade
Inlay / Onlay / Inlay bridge / Veneers + + + Upgrade
Tabletops and Non-prepared Veneers + + Upgrade / CAD Points Upgrade
Multi-layer crowns and bridges + + Upgrade / CAD Points Upgrade
Digital temporaries + + Upgrade / CAD Points Upgrade
Virtual diagnostic wax-ups + + Upgrade / CAD Points Upgrade
Post & core + + Upgrade / CAD Points Upgrade
Telescopes + + Upgrade / CAD Points Upgrade
Customized abutments and screwretained crowns + Add-on / CAD Points Add-on / CAD Points Add-on / CAD Points
Implant Bars and Bridges + Add-on / CAD Points Add-on / CAD Points Add-on / CAD Points
Full Dentures + Add-on / CAD Points Add-on / CAD Points +
Removable partial dentures + Add-on / CAD Points Add-on / CAD Points +
Customized impression trays for dentures + + Upgrade / CAD Points +
Digital Models + Add-on / CAD Points Add-on / CAD Points Upgrade
Positioning Guides + + Add-on / CAD Points Upgrade
Splint Design, night guards and mouthguards + + Add-on / CAD Points Upgrade
Orthodontics / Orthodontic appliances Add-on Add-on Add-on Add-on
Implant Planning and Surgical Guides Add-on Add-on Add-on Add-on
Smile Design + + + +
Mirroring teeth + + + +
Simultaneous modeling on upper & lower + + + +
Dynamic virtual articulation + + + +
Additional elements + + + +
RealView Engine with 2D Design guidelines + + Upgrade +
Align and re-use design + + + +
CAD block placement + + + +
3Shape Communicate + + + +
Basic / Expert mode + + + +
Advanced design validation tools + + + +
Manufacturing Inbox 50 50 50 50
Full manufacturing equipment compatibility + + + +
3Shape LabCare Support included in a subscription + + + +
+ Included
Add-on / CAD Points Apply 3Shape CAD Points or purchase add-on module (sold separately).
Uprgrade Requires upgrade to Premium or Complete Restorative. (sold separately).
CAD Points / Upgrade Apply to 3Shape CAD Points or upgrade to Premium or Complete Restorative (soldseparately).