Top 8 Implants & Implant Systems

Richard Gawel


Who’s got the best implants and implant systems? You let us know in our 2015 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products survey. Here are the results.

Glidewell Laboratories

The Inclusive Tooth Replacement System has everything necessary for single0tooth implant cases, from start to finish, including the implant. An Inclusive Tapered Implant and drills are included, and the system utilizes profession-standard connections and RBM Surface Technology. Customized components are included for healing or temporization to promote ideal tissue contouring and create natural-looking results during osseointegration. To finalize your case, you’ll receive an Inclusive Custom Abatement, as well as either a BruxZir Solid Zirconia or IPS e.max crown. For more information, go to


KAT Implants

The KAT Implants System is build around a single external locking taper platform that allows the same abutments to be used on implants ranging in diameter from 2.5 to 6.5 mm and in length from 6.0 to 14.0 mm. Solid body design, locking taper connection, and the absence of a microgap between abutments and implants are just a few of the aspects that distinguish the KAT Implants System from the competition. For more information, call (877) 528-7978 or (603) 427-0084.

OCO Biomedical

The 2.2-, 2.5-, and 2.9-mm SDI one-piece implants are precision machined out of Grade 23 ELI titanium alloy and finished with proprietary SLA surface treatment. With a machined (not polished) collar and an aggressive thread pattern, the SDI is engineered for initial stability. Because the SDI is compatible with wrenches and drivers from other manufacturers, it’s the perfect small-diameter alternative without the costly investment of new instrumentation. For more information, call (800) 228-0477.


Ritter Dental

The Ritter Dental Implant System is affordably priced, yet designed to meet the standards of the most experienced implantologist. Made in Germany of grade 5 titanium, these implants feature self-tapping threads and a nano surface for quick osseointegration. The implants are available in in 3 specific models that offer a complete solution for most surgical procedures. They also are available in a variety of lengths and diameters that are suitable for all bone types and surgical applications. For more information, call (855) 807-8111.



Shatkin FIRST

Designed for single-tooth or multi-tooth replacements, the 2.5-mm diameter OnePiece mini dental implant features a blossom thread design at the apical portion and microthreads at the abutment end for ease of bone cutting. It can be used in areas where conventional implants can’t be placed. This implant is a great addition to Shatkin’s small-diameter implant development and one that doctors have been looking forward to for years. For more information, call (877) 568-8325.



Tischler Dental

The Prettau Zirconia Implant Bridge is a screw-retained implant bridge that revolutionizes implant prosthetics. Its all-inclusive pricing is less than most hybrid bridges, bar overdentures, or PFM screw-retained bridges, and there is a 5-year warranty against chipping or breakage, underscoring the confidence in the Prettau zirconia. With custom shades, custom shapes, no chipping, no staining, no acrylic, and less prosthetic space needed than a hybrid bridge, it offers all the benefits over alternative choices. For more information, call (845) 679-2737.


Zest Anchors

The LOCATOR Overdenture Implant (LODI) System incorporates the profession’s gold standard LOCATOR Abutment with an innovative, narrow-diameter implant engineered to be a permanent solution. The LODI System can help provide the ideal, implant-retained, tissue-supported overdenture treatment for edentulous patients anatomical limitations. It also helps with patients who are unwilling or unable to endure an invasive bone-grafting procedure and with patients who have financial limitations from living on fixed incomes. For more information, call (800) 262-1310.



Zimmer Dental

With the Zfx System, users can design a wide range of restorative options, including abutments, crowns, and bridges. Once the scan data is imported, the Zfx Software guides the user step by step through the process. The intuitive software starts with the shape of the final crown and works down to the coping or abutment as needed. The system features an open architecture where the user can output a standard .stl file for flexibility in manufacturing of the restoration. For more information, call (800) 854-7019 or email