Written by Dentistry Today Sunday, 31 March 2013 19:00
American Dental Implant
The Skinny 2.4 implant is a 2piece smalldiameter implant designed and developed for narrow ridge situations, having uncompromising strength as well as full prosthetic versatility. It offers the benefit of a small diameter while providing the universal restorative platform. There’s no learning curve and no need for additional surgical instrumentation. For the first time, a true smalldiameter implant may be restored as a conventional implant with no compromise in outcome. It’s offered in microporous and hydroxylapatite surfaces. For more information, call (800) 5110661 or visit the Web site americandentalimplant.com.
This broad line of narrowdiameter implants combines the prosthetic versatility of 2piece implants with the simplicity of applicationspecific, onepiece implants. Each 3mm implant is approved by the FDA for permanent clinical use because of its surface area and strength. The implants are selftapping for ease of insertion and have mini threads to minimize bone loss. Allin1 packaging includes abutments, transfers, and, where required, healing collars and cover screws. For more information, call (888) 6496425 or visit the Web site implantdirect.com.
The MDL smalldiameter dental implant system is thoughtfully engineered to provide ergonomic efficiency, prosthetic versatility, and tissue compatibility for superior patient denture stability. The implants, which are available in 2 and 2.5mm diameters, are profiled for strength, stability, and ease of insertion. They feature patented DriveLock technology that optimizes singlemotion delivery, from pickup to placement. MDL implants are the only smalldiameter implants in the world that have the bioactive OSSEAN surface. For more information, call (877) 3300338 or visit intralock.com.
The versatile ERA Mini Dental Implant System enables the transitional function of a denture during the osseointegration of traditional implants as well as longterm, affordable, chairside denture stabilization in as little as one visit. This multidimensional system comprises the ERA Mini Implant, surgical instrumentation, and prosthetic components, including the unique, angulationcorrecting, vertically resilient properties of the widely used ERA attachment. For more information, call (800) 8547019 or visit zimmerdental.com.
The IMicro is a 2.2 or 2.5mm smalldiameter onepiece implant is precision machined out of titanium alloy with OCO Biomedical’s proprietary surface treated threads. The implant is engineered with an aggressive thread pattern for initial stability. Compatible with other wrenches and drivers, it is the perfect smalldiameter implant alternative without the costly investment of new instrumentation. For more information, (800) 2280477 or visit ocobiomedical.com.
AB Dental USA
The I53.0 is especially designed for narrow ridges and narrow interdental spaces. The deep and sharp threads provide a strong and good initial stability. The implant is offered with a large variety of prosthetic solutions and is designed with a 2.0mm diameter internal hex. The I5 narrow implant is available in a 3.0mm diameter and in the following lengths: 10, 11.5, 13, and 16 mm. For more information, call (888) 8235553 or visit abdentusa.com.
Park Dental Research
The Lew MDI Mini Dental Implant is designed for the stabilization of a full denture using a minimally invasive procedure. Available diameters are 2.0 and 2.5 mm and lengths of 10, 11, 13, 15, and 17 mm. Available in both collared and noncollared designs, the Lew MDI offers refinements intended to address the most common areas associated with initial stability and longterm case success in mini implants. For more information, call (800) 2437372 or visit parkdentalresearch.com.
The KAT Implants system is built around a single external locking taper platform, which allows the same abutments to be used on implants ranging in diameter from 2.5 to 8.0 mm. The 2.5mm implants are 2piece implants that have FDA clearance to be used in longterm applications with longterm crowns, bridges, and dentures. Abutments are retained via locking taper connection without cement or retaining screws. For more information, call (877) 5287978 or visit the Web site katimplants.com.
For predictable replacement of maxillary laterals and mandibular incisors in narrow horizontal spaces, the 2piece OsseoSpeed TX 3.0 S implant is available in 11, 13, and 15mm lengths. It maintains all the unique features of the ASTRA TECH Implant System BioManagement Complex for documented success.
The versatility of the XiVE Implant System, with its patented condensingthread design, offers outstanding primary stability, even in soft bone. It was developed for clinical situations with limited space, offering easy handling, fast insertion, and secure function. The 2component XiVE 3.0 implant includes TempBase, allowing for simplified immediate restoration.
For more information, call (800) 5313481 or visit the Web site dentsplyimplants.com.
MDI Mini Dental Implants are minimally invasive and immediately stabilize loose dentures using a 90minute patented protocol, often completed without a flap and frequently using the patient’s existing denture. The implants are available in diameters of 1.8, 2.1, 2.4, and 2.9 mm at lengths of 10, 13, 15, and 18 mm. 3M ESPE offers affordable oneday MDI certification seminars led by experienced clinicians. For more information, call (800) 6342249 or visit 3mespe.com/implants.
AnyOne comes in 2 diameters, 3.0 and 3.25 mm. The unique calcium sulfateinfused surface treatment called XPEED delivers faster and stronger integration within the first 4 to 6 weeks. The 3.25mm diameter exhibits a 40% higher compressive strength value, and the lengths range from 8.5 to 15 mm. Other features include an 11° connection, 1.7mm hex, 1.4mm abutment screw, XPEED surface treatment, and a single macrothread for excellent initial stability. It also comes with a full line of prosthetic components. For more information, call (866) 2775662.
When placing implants, one always tries to maximize support and minimize loads, especially during the initial healing. The MAXiMini revolutionary design allows more surface area per thread and more threads per length of the implant when compared to other smalldiameter implants. If the bone width is available, you can then place a widerdiameter MAXiMini, which is available in the 3.0mm size as well as wider 4, 5, and 6mm diameters. By choosing the increasedsupport MAXiMini, you are maximizing the support while minimizing the load at the same time. For more information, call (800) 5653559.
The Atlas System uses no orings, no housings, and no adhesives. It is designed for longterm use to effectively retain and stabilize dentures. This onehour chairside procedure is the only system on the market that eliminates the hardware typically associated with overdentures. Instead, the unique TufLink silicone reline provides the retention to the implants and is secured within the denture by an undercut. TufLink thus provides the Atlas System with a cushioned fit for stressfree denture insertion, retention, and removal. For more information, call (800) 3233136 or visit the Web site dentatus.com.
The MS SA is a onepiece implant that is sandblasted with alumina and acidetched, promoting early cell response and bone healing, allowing for immediate loading. It has 2 configurations, including (1) the narrow ridge system designed with a modifiable abutment for tight spaces and (2) a denture system with a collared oring retention head for denture stabilization. Both come in 2.5 and 3.0mm diameters with 8.5, 10, 11.5, and 13mm lengths. For more information, call (888) 6780001 or visit hiossen.com.
NobelActive 3.0 is a true 3mm diameter implant with high initial stability that is safe for placement in areas with limited space, specifically singleunit maxillary lateral incisors and mandibular lateral and central incisors. The internal conical connection was designed for compact size, high strength, and a very tight fit. Some key features and benefits of it include maximum softtissue volume and bone preservation, a strong sealed conical connection, and adjustable implant orientation. For more information, call (800) 3225001 or visit nobelbiocare.com.
MIS Implants Technologies
The Narrow Seven implant is a new, 3.3mm diameter internal hex implant. It is designed with the same concepts as the wider Seven 2piece conical implants; however, due to its smaller diameter, it is ideally suited for smaller spaces and narrow ridges. Each Seven implant includes its cover screw and a singleuse, sterilesealed, customsized final drill. Prosthetic options include straight and angulated abutments, ball attachments, plastic cylinders, and Zest Locators. For more information, call (866) 7971333 or visit misimplants.com.
The Inclusive Mini Implant Overdenture is a complete caseinabox solution for fullarch edentulous patients. It features 4 Inclusive Mini Implants, a surgical drill, impression copings, and the final overdenture with oring housings. An oring retention system anchors the overdenture to the oball heads of the implants. These, selftapping threaded titanium screws allow for longterm stabilization of dentures in the presence of primary stability and appropriate occlusal loading. For more information, call (800) 8547256 or visit the Web site inclusivedental.com.
Shatkin F.I.R.S.T., the only US lab authorized to use Dr. Todd Shatkin’s patented F.I.R.S.T. (Fabricated Implant Restoration & Surgical Technique) and an approved IntraLock distributor, has the latest advances in mini dental implant products and services. The company offers complimentary case consulting by Dr. Shatkin, who has placed more than 11,000 MDIs and trained more than 9,000 dentists. The laboratory fabricates surgical stents, crowns, bridges, and dentures, with 150,000 restorations to date. For more information, call (888) 4SHATKIN or visit shatkinfirst.com.