Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:46
The MS SA is a one-piece implant that is sandblasted with alumina and acid-etched, promoting early cell response and bone healing, allowing for immediate loading. It has 2 configurations, including (1) a narrow ridge system designed with a modifiable abutment for tight spaces and (2) a denture system with a collared o-ring retention head for denture stabilization. Both come in 2.5- and 3.0-mm diameters with 8.5-, 10-, 11.5-, and 13-mm lengths. For more information, call (888) 678-0001 or visit hiossen.com.
The Atlas System doesn’t use o-rings, housings, or adhesives. It is designed for long-term use to effectively retain and stabilize dentures. This one-hour chairside procedure is the only system on the market that eliminates the hardware associated with overdentures. Instead, the Tuf-Link silicone reline provides the retention to the implants and is secured within the denture by an undercut. Tuf-Link provides the Atlas System with a cushioned fit for stress-free denture insertion, retention, and removal. For more information, call (800) 323-3136 or visit dentatus.com.
MIS Implants Technologies
The narrow Seven Implant is a new, 3.3-mm diameter internal hex implant. It is designed with the same concepts as the wider Seven 2-piece conical implants. Due to its smaller diameter, however, it is ideally suited for smaller spaces and narrow ridges. Each Seven implant includes its cover screw and a single-use, sterile-sealed, custom-sized final drill. Prosthetic options include straight and angulated abutments, ball attachments, plastic cylinders, Equators, and ZEST LOCATORs. For more information, call (866) 797-1333 or visit mis-implants.com.
The Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. one-piece mini dental implant is available in 2.5-mm diameters and various lengths. It features a blossom-thread design at the apical portion and microthreads at the abutment end. It incorporates a one-piece tapered abutment with platform switching, promoting bone healing and long-term bone stability. These implants also feature the patented Ossean. For more information, call (888) 4-SHATKIN or visit shatkinfirst.com.
The AnyRidge Implant System is for immediate placement in molar extraction. Its innovative knife-thread achieves excellent initial stability. It has diameters of 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, and 8 mm. The 5° internal connection and platform switch result in maintenance of crestal bone and guarantee no screw loosening. The XPEED surface provides faster and stronger osseointegration and a safer, acid-free biocompatible surface. Actual lengths begin from 6 mm. For more information, call (866) 277-5662 or visit megagenids.com.
These acid-etched dental implants are self-tapping, double-thread screw implants, made from pure grade-4 titanium. The implants are acid-etched right up to the base of the collar. The acid-etched surface promotes faster healing, making the implants great for immediate load applications. The implant is compatible with Sterngold-ImplaMed’s extensive line of regular prosthetics, which are also compatible and interchangeable with the Brånemark System. For more information, call (800) 243-9942 or visit sterngold.com.
MDI Mini Dental Implants are minimally invasive and immediately stabilize loose dentures using a 90-minute patented protocol, often completed without a flap and frequently using the patient’s existing denture. MDIs 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, one-day MDI certification seminars led by experienced clinicians. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit 3mespe.com/implants.
NobelActive 3.0 is a true 3-mm diameter implant with high initial stability that is safe for placement in areas with limited space, specifically single-unit maxillary lateral incisors and mandibular lateral and central incisors. The internal conical connection has been designed for compact size, high strength, and a very tight fit. Some key features and benefits of it include maximum soft-tissue volume and bone preservation, a strong sealed conical connection, and adjustable implant orientation. For more information, call (800) 322-5001 or visit nobelbiocare.com.
The KAT 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 mm. The 2.5- and 3.1-mm implants are 2-piece implants that have FDA clearance to be used in long-term applications with long-term crowns, bridges, and dentures. Abutments are retained via a locking taper connection without cement or retaining screws. For more information, call (877) 528-7978 or visit the Web site katimplants.com.
When placing implants, one always tries to maximize support and minimize loads, especially during the initial healing. The MAXiMini’s revolutionary design allows more surface area per thread and more threads per length of the implant when compared to other implants. If the bone width is available, place a wider-diameter MAXiMini, which is available in the 3.0 mm as well as wider 4-, 5-, and 6-mm diameters. By choosing the increased-support MAXiMini, you have maximized the support and minimized the load. For more information, call (800) 565-3559.
For predictable replacement of maxillary laterals and mandibular incisors in narrow horizontal spaces, the 2-piece OsseoSpeed TX 3.0 S implant is available in 11-, 13-, and 15-mm lengths. It maintains all the unique features of the ASTRA TECH Implant System BioManagement Complex for documented success. For more information, call (800) 531-3481 or visit dentsplyimplants.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 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 long-term case success in mini implants. For more information, call (800) 243-7372 or visit park dentalresearch.com.
Bio Anatomical Systems International Corporation
Mini Platform Series (2-mm thread) Biotanium (nanostructured CP4 titanium) implants offer the ultimate in strength and integration. They are 50% stronger than standard 6AL4V titanium in other minis and integrate faster and more completely than others. They feature a 3-mm platform with a 2.2-mm denture retention ball top. Unlike competitors, they contain no potentially harmful alloy elements like vanadium. For more information, call (888) 888-1468.
The OCO Biomedical SDI is a 2.2-, 2.5-, or 2.9-mm small-diameter, one-piece implant, precision machined out of titanium alloy with OCO Biomedical’s proprietary surface-treated threads. The aggressive thread pattern increases stability and is available in both o-ball and crown and bridge options. For more information, call (800) 228-0477.
AB Dental USA
The I5-3.0 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 2.0-mm diameter internal hex. The I5 narrow implant is available in a 3.0-mm diameter in the following lengths: 10, 11.5, 13, and 16 mm. For more information, call (888) 823-5553 or visit ab-dentusa.com.
American Dental Implant
The Skinny 2.4 implant is a 2-piece, small-diameter implant designed and developed for narrow-ridge situations, providing uncompromising strength as well as full prosthetic versatility. It offers the benefit of a small diameter while providing the universal restorative platform. There is no learning curve and no need for additional surgical instrumentation. A true small-diameter implant may be restored as a conventional implant with no compromise in the outcome. For more information, call (800) 511-0661 or visit the Web site americandentalimplant.com.
This broad line of narrow-diameter implants combines the prosthetic versatility of 2-piece implants with the simplicity of application-specific, one-piece implants. Each 3-mm implant is approved by the FDA for permanent clinical use because of its surface area and strength. The implants are self-tapping for ease of insertion and have mini threads to minimize bone loss. All-in-one packaging includes abutments, transfers, and, where required, healing collars and cover screws. For more information, call (888) 649-6425 or visit implantdirect.com.
Ossotanium, along with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Manhattan Scientifics, and the Institute for Physics of Advanced Materials, has developed an ultrafine grain variant called Biotanium. It has been optimized for integration with living bone. Scientific studies of the attachment and growth of bone cells on Biotanium consistently show that these cells adhere better and grow significantly faster. For more information, call (505) 480-6157 or visit ossotanium.com.