Written by Administrator
Friday, 01 May 2009 00:00
PRODUCT FOCUS • IMPLANT SYSTEMS •
IMTEC’s ENDURE Internal Hex Implant System provides a simple, intuitive, and affordable option for today’s implant practice. ENDURE implants can be placed in 1- or 2-stage procedures, and they may be used for crowns, bridges, and dentures. One of the many advantages of the ENDURE system is variable implant positioning to complement each patient’s unique anatomy. For more information, call (800) 879-9799.
AB Dental Implants
I5 implants are conical, spiral, double-threaded system implants with deep and especially sharp threads en-abling implant self-retention. This easy and quick insertion (self-tapping) system prevents bone-tissue trauma and increases the implant’s external surface, accelerating the healing process. The entire neck of the implant is delicately threaded in order to prevent bone retraction. For more information, call (888) 823-5553 or visit the Web site ab-dentusa.com.
The Tapered Implant System is designed for primary stability and accurate placement. Quad-shaping drills, depth/direction indicators, bone taps, and implants are engineered to provide accurate osteotomy creation and implant placement. For more information, call (800) 443-8166.
NobelActive, with its unique tip and thread design, slices through bone, unlike conventional self-tapping implants that scrape the bone away as they tap. By progressively condensing and repositioning the bone as it is inserted, NobelActive can be “actively” placed at different angles for exceptional initial stability and optimal restorative orientation. For more information, call (800) 322-5001.
The ERA Implant System for provisional and permanent applications combines the extremely popular ERA Overdenture Attachment with a narrow-diameter (2.2 mm or 3.25 mm), self-tapping implant used to protect an os-seous graft site and to immediately stabilize a complete denture on a temporary or permanent basis. For more information, call (800) 243-9942 or visit the Web site sterngold.com.
Atlas Implants are available in 1.8-, 2.2-, and 2.4-mm diameters. Unique Tuf-LINK silicone reline material retains dentures without housings, o-rings, or adhesives. The entire procedure is performed in a single chairside visit, is minimally invasive, and extremely economical. Inquire about Dentatus’s award-winning hands-on workshop where one can learn the entire procedure and walk out ready and equipped to begin placing implants. For more information, call (800) 323-3136 or visit dentatus.com.
The IMPAC Scalloped Abutment is designed to provide a powerful aesthetic solution without having to special- order a custom abutment. With a lower facial margin and a rising interproximal margin, the IMPAC Scalloped Abutment is the natural solution for patients. Its features include lower facial margin for improved aesthetics, rising interproximal margin for improved hygiene and cement removal, prepared margins to minimize preparation times, and others. For more information, call (800) 828-3839.
Euro Dental Implant
Euro Dental Implant offers a full line of implants, including the Universal with 2 surgical stages, Aesthetica, with double self-tapping thread and exclusive microthread to better manage soft tissue, Obi, a narrow implant used as a removable prosthesis on fine crests, Natura, a conical implant with screws retained inside the abutment by threading, and Natea, a cylindrical implant. For more information, call (866) 362-0407.
DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties
With the conical implant-abutment connection from ANKYLOS, clinicians can combine the advantages of a 2-piece system with those of a 1-piece system. The universal prosthetic components allow for free interchangeability. The diameter of the implant and abutment are selected independently of each other. Implant selection is based on available bone and abutments on anatomical requirements. The system has been in use since 1987. For more information, call (800) 662-1202 or visit the Web site tulsadentalspecialties.com.
Intra-Lock’s full spectrum of implant systems includes the MDL, MILO, Intralock Internal Connection, and External Hex Line. All implants feature an Ossean Surface that promotes rapid early healing and increased biomechanical fixation. Ossean is extremely hydrophilic and is impregnated with calcium phosphate molecules. Three Internal Connection implant platforms address numerous clinical applications. The Flat One Abutment System is ideal for bridges and bars. For more information, call (877) 330-0338.
BioHorizons offers 6 comprehensive implant lines—Tapered Internal, Internal, External, Single-Stage, One-Piece 3.0, and Overdenture —covering every surgical indication and preference. Laser-Lok microchannels is a proprietary surface treatment shown to achieve a physical connective tissue attachment, creating a biologic seal that maintains superior long-term aesthetics. All implants carry an unconditional lifetime warranty. For more information, call (888) 246-8338.
The Simpler One Stop Im-plant Systems consist of the push-in, threaded, HA-coated, 1- and 2-Stage, wide diameter (5 and 6 mm) and transitional mini-implants. All implants feature the more technically secure morse taper mating surface. All 1-stage implants have the pat-ented Microgroove tissue guidance collar. The Simpler threaded implants have a more advanced, better stress-distributing square thread as opposed to the more traditional V threads. For more information, call (800) 565-3559.
LeoneAmerica has introduced the mini orthodontic temporary implant line. Made of 100% surgical steel, the FDA-approved line prevents osseointegration. The implants are available with a hole to connect elastic chains or springs. A modified grooved implant allows for the use of c-spools and elastics. Four implant heights and 2 circumferences are available. A system using drills with corresponding-sized implants allows for more precise and stabilized placement. For more information, call (800) 242-9986.
UNO is the 1-piece implant from MIS Implants Technologies that is specially engineered for narrow ridges and tight spaces. It utilizes single-stage placement protocol, further simplifying the procedure and yielding long-term results for single-tooth or partial denture restorations. The 1-piece design provides maximum strength, minimal surgery, and a thorough, comprehensive assortment of restorative components. For more information, call (866) 797-1333.
Neoss provides the ideal balance between biology, biomechanics, and bioesthetics by offering an innovative, evidence-based, cost-effective dental implant system with around 100 components. Experience the Neoss advantage: inspired innovation helping you to exceed your patient’s expectations. For more information, call (866) 626-3677 or visit neoss.com.
The Spectra-System offers 6 implants with a universal body and various abutments for different ap-plications. The implants’ all-in-one packaging contains an abutment, transfer, and healing component at one low price. The ScrewPlant 2-stage and Screw-Plus 1-stage implants share a common prosthetic platform. The 1-piece implants include straight or angled profiles for cemented restorations, screw-retained abutments, or locator attachments. For more information, call (888) NIZNICK (649-6425) or visit the Web site implantdirect.com.
OCO Biomedical’s dental implant system is truly unique. With single-stage surgical placement that allows for immediate function in light occlusion, OCO Biomedical’s patent-pending 1- and 2-piece Dual Stabilization Dental Implant System means higher patient satisfaction. The dual stabilization creates a true mechanical lock at the top and bottom of the implant, ensuring immediate stability and superior osseointegration. For more information, call (800) 228-0477.
Available in a variety of straight and angled sizes, Zimmer One-Piece Implants offer a 1-piece solution for immediate restoration. The predefined, contoured abutment is restored using a corresponding line of caps and copings. Zimmer One-Piece Im-plants are part of the Tapered Screw-Vent Implant System. For more information, call (800) 854-7019, (760) 929-4300 outside the United States, or visit zimmerdental.com.
The Rescue System was specifically designed for immediate extraction sockets and vertically challenged sites. Some other useful applications include being able to avoid sinus elevations and replacing failed implants. The Rescue System offers a unique surgical procedure using trephine burs and drill stops, which allow for atraumatic and precise drilling. Unlike other short implant systems, the Rescue System features platform switching and maintains crestal bone. For more information, call (866) 277-5662.
Sargon Dental Implants
In 1994, the Sargon expandable implant was the first and only root-form implant approved by the FDA, specifically for the purpose of immediate loading, which is a term coined to mean full functional loading of provisional or final crown at the time of implant placement. Sargon now raises the bar by introducing implant and definitive crown placement in a single appointment. For more information, call (800) 641-2905.
The Straumann Bone Level implant features the unique SLActive surface and complements Straumann’s product portfolio of highly successful tissue-level implants. Designed to optimize crestal bone preservation, provide excellent aesthetic outcomes, and offer straightforward handling in all indications, the implant can be incorporated with ease into any practice by using the same procedures and instruments used for all Straumann dental implants. For more information, call (800) 210-1139.
The Astra Tech Implant System is uniquely based on a biomechanical and biochemical approach and designed for use in all clinical situations. Atlantis patient-specific abutments utilize advanced CAD/CAM technology and are available for most implant systems and in the materials of choice. The patented Cresco precision method ensures a passive fit for screw-retained implant bridges—independent of implant system or framework material. For more information, call (800) 531-3481.
A special LOCATOR Abutment with titanium collar is designed for direct placement on the Nobel Biocare Multi-Unit Abutment for the All-on-4 Implant procedure. Use of free-standing LOCATOR Abutments eliminates the high cost of a cast bar while reducing the vertical height of the restoration. Pa-tient oral hygiene is easier to maintain with individual LOCATOR Abutments rather than the complex structure of a cast bar. For more information, call (800) 262-2310.
The PerioSeal Implant System provides today’s general dentists and specialists the simplest yet most advanced system marketed in the United States for addressing the issues of highest concern to patients and dentists. Its unique design incorporates safety features, lower costs, simple crown-and-bridge dentistry, and a superior cosmetic outcome. PerioSeal incorporates conventional dentistry principles (ferrule crown at-tachment) to implant dentistry. For more information, call (888) 446-7126 or visit the Web site perioseal.com.
Basic Dental Implants
MIDI series implants bridge the gap between mini and conventional implants. Two 1-piece configurations are available: o-ring attachment for denture stabilization and angled abutment for nonremovable prosthodontics. With lengths of 11, 13, and 15 mm and diameters of 3, 3.8, and 4.3 mm, these implants economically accommodate most cases in which strength and bone volume are concerns. For more information, call (888) 888-1468.
Impladent’s dental implant system offers PhysioLock Immediate Stabilization Thread, which provides predominant implant load-bearing areas for success and increases total surface areas for immediate bone-to-implant interface for the same osteotomy when compared to other implants. MicroGroove abutments reduce the migration of epithelium and provide immediate abutment-to-bone implant interface if immediate loading is selected. For more information, call (800) 526-9343.
Bicon Dental Implants
One of the cornerstones of the simplicity of the Bicon Design is the innovation of short implants. When the Bicon system was first introduced in 1985, its 8-mm implants were considered quite short—most other implants were at least 12 to 14 mm. Since then, the natural progression of Bicon’s design philosophy has resulted in 5-, 5.7-, and 6-mm short implants, which all have proven clinical success. For more information, call (800) 882-4266.