BIOMET 3i Introduces A New Parallel Walled Implant

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – (July 8, 2011) - Today, due to patient treatment expectations, there are increasing demands on dental implant designs and performance. BIOMET 3i has answered these demands with the introduction of a new implant designed to help achieve primary stability and improved clinical success rates, the new OSSEOTITE® 2 Parallel Walled Implant.

The new OSSEOTITE® 2 Parallel Walled Implant is based on macrogeometric design enhancements of the legacy OSSEOTITE® Implant and is designed for more Immediate Bone-to-Implant Contact (IBIC) for achieving better primary stability. The new design has a longer parallel walled section for more direct implant body contact with the osteotomy walls. The shorter apical taper and cutting flutes provide more apical stability, while the long and narrow thread profile for the 5.0mm and 6.0mm implants generates an anchoring "bite-in-bone" engagement. This helps to reduce the risk of excessive micromovement early in the healing process. In addition, a clinical evaluation indicates at least 98% success rates.*

OSSEOTITE® 2 Parallel Walled Implants are available in 3.25, 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0mm configurations and are manufactured from biocompatible commercially pure titanium. To facilitate a transition to the new design, existing OSSEOTITE® Parallel Walled Prosthetic Components, Drilling Instrumentation and Guidelines remain compatible with OSSEOTITE® 2 Implants with one exception; tapping with new Dense Bone Taps for 5.0 and 6.0mm OSSEOTITE® 2 Implants is required.

Comments from clinicians who have used OSSEOTITE® 2 Parallel Walled Implants:

"In my opinion, the OSSEOTITE® 2 Certain® Implant can be a great help in achieving better primary stability in soft bone." Dr. Michael Christgau,** Germany

"I found the implant provided higher primary stability, particularly in immediate placement scenarios!" Dr. Tiziano Tealdo,** Italy

"The Implant provides a nice stable feeling. I believe it's the best straight wall implant I have ever placed." Dr. Pär-Olov Östman,** Sweden

About BIOMET 3i
BIOMET 3i, a division of Biomet, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of dental implants, abutments and related products. Since its inception in 1987, BIOMET 3i has been on the forefront in developing, manufacturing and distributing oral reconstructive products, including dental implant components and bone and tissue regenerative materials. The company also provides educational programs and seminars for dental professionals around the world. BIOMET 3i is based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with operations throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information about BIOMET 3i, please visit or contact the company at (800)342-5454; outside the U.S. dial (561) 776-6700.