Top 25 Implant Products 2013

Dentistry Today’s Third Annual Readers’ Choice Top 25 Implant Products, selected on the basis of lead generation, represent some of the profession’s most innovative implant products.


The MDI mini dental implant system is minimally invasive and immediately stabilizes loose dentures using a 90-minute patented protocol, often completed without a flap and frequently using the patient’s existing denture. MDIs are designed for stability in soft and dense bone, which is essential for immediate loading. Attachment designs are available for custom retention, with 3 retention options as well as attachment designs that forgive up to 30° divergence with no need for an angle correction inventory. The implants are available in diameters of 1.8, 2.1, 2.4, and 2.9 mm and at lengths of 10, 13, 15, and 18 mm to accommodate a wide range of patient needs. 3M ESPE offers affordable one-day MDI certification seminars led by some of the most experienced small-diameter implant clinicians in the world. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit

AIDI Biomedical

The IDI Dental Implant System is one of the most advanced in dental implant innovations, and it’s designed to meet all your personal needs. It is known for immediate implant placement, immediate impressions, and immediate loading. The unique, patented features of IDI dental implants allow surgeons to achieve same-day restorations or full-mouth reconstructions in merely 2 weeks. The IDI system is designed to be compatible with many other leading dental implants on the market. For more information, call (877) 345-AIDI or visit



Laser-Lok dental implants are ideal for the aesthetic zone because of their dual-affinity nature to attract both hard and soft tissue. Unique in the profession, these implants have been shown through 24 years of research to elicit a precise biologic response that includes the inhibition of eplithelial downgrowth and the establishment of a physical, connective tissue seal that protects and maintains crestal bone. Laser-Lok dental implants include diameters ranging from 3 to 6 mm for great versatility to be placed throughout the entire arch. The 3-mm versions have been shown to be significantly stronger than competitor implants. This strength advantage is critical for small-diameter implants. All tapered Laser-Lok dental implants are placed with a universal surgical kit and are offered with a broad array of prosthetic components to optimize your restoration. For more information, call (888) 246-8338 or visit



Crestal bone preservation through the PREVAIL implant’s integrated platform-switching feature optimizes patient aesthetics with as little as 0.37 mm of bone recession and 50% reduction in crestal bone remodeling versus nonplatform-switched implants. Its unique Certain Internal Connection design provides higher seal strength as compared to the competitive average. It has enhanced osseointegration with OSSEOTITE and NanoTite PREVAIL Implants and 2 implant systems designed for primary stability with surface topographies targeting bone apposition and early healing. Additionally, research shows peri-implantitis risk mitigation with the OSSEOTITE surface. For more information, call (800) 342-5454 or visit the Web site



The Atlas System is designed for long-term use to effectively retain and stabilize dentures. This one-hour chairside procedure for the Atlas makes it the only system on the market today that eliminates the hardware typically associated with overdentures. This makes it affordable to many more patients. The unique 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. Tuf-Link needs to be replaced in 18 to 24 months. The Atlas is available in 1.8- to 2.8-mm diameters. For more information, call (800) 323-3136 or visit


The ASTRA TECH Implant System is designed with a unique combination of interdependent features working together. Known as the ASTRA TECH Implant System BioManagement Complex, these interdependent features include OsseoSpeed fluoride-modified surface, microthread at the implant neck, a conical seal design, and the connective contour helps to maintain peri-implant bone and soft tissue health even over the long term. Backed by extensive long-term documentation, the ASTRA TECH Implant System meets both the aesthetic and functional needs of the anterior and posterior regions. In more than 32 published articles, the mean marginal bone level reduction with this system is less than 0.3 mm—a result at least 5 times better compared to the current standard norm of 1.5 mm of bone loss after five years. The comprehensive line of OsseoSpeed TX implants includes the 4.0 S, 3.0 S, and OsseoSpeed TX. For more information, call (800) 531-3481 or visit

Glidewell Laboratories

Inclusive Mini Implants are self-tapping threaded titanium screws indicated for provisional and long-term applications. These devices allow for the immediate loading and long-term stabilization of dentures in the presence of primary stability and appropriate occlusal loading. They can accommodate new or existing dentures, which are anchored to the heads of the mini implants via a simple and effective o-ring retention system. This provides edentulous patients with new levels of comfort and confidence. These implants can be placed with a number of compatible surgical kits available today or with the Inclusive Mini Implant surgical instrumentation kit. They are included as part of the Inclusive Mini Implant Overdenture, a complete case-in-a-box solution for denture stabilization. This removable prosthesis includes 4 implants, surgical drill, impression copings, o-ring housings, analogs, and model work. For more information, call (800) 407-3379 or visit



The new ETIII SA Implant features a sand-blasted, acid-etched surface that creates an ideal surface morphology and roughness for optimal biological response. In fact, early osteoblast cell response and bone healing with the ETIII SA Implants is 20% faster than Resorbable Blast Media (RBM) implants. In addition to shortened healing time, the unique surface texture improves secondary attachment strength with increased mechanical stability and bone-to-implant contact. The helix cutting edge and corkscrew thread design facilitates powerful self-threading that remains centered and provides improved initial stability at fresh extraction sites. The ETIII SA Implant System includes a full line of premounted and no-mount fixtures with both standard and mini connections. For more information, call (888) 678-0001 or visit


Implant Direct Sybron International

You can treat many versatile clinical situations at less than half the cost with Legacy2 implants. Available in 3.7-, 4.2-, 4.7-, 5.7-, and 7.0-mm diameters with 5 lengths and 2 surface options (SBM and HA), Legacy2 offers an incredible selection. Each implant is packaged with a cover screw, extender, and a carrier that can be used as an implant-level transfer and a titanium temporary abutment for maximum value. Legacy2 features a profession-standard internal hex connection and a tapered body with buttress threads plus 3 self-tapping grooves. The body shape facilitates soft bone expansion for increased stability. Quadruple-lead microthreads at the coronal aspect of the implant help reduce stress and combine with double-lead buttress threads during the remainder of the implant to increase insertion speed. For more information, please call (888) 649-6425 or visit



Mini Drive-Lock, a one-piece, small-diameter implant, is ideal for long-term denture stabilization or fixed prosthetics. Patented Cement-Over Abutments, available in 6 configurations, simply fit over the o-ball assembly and convert the implant from removable to fixed or orthodontic treatment options. The system's unique Drive-Lock instrument reduces delivery and placement to one fluid motion. For more information, call (877) 330-0338 or visit


KAT Implants

The KAT Implants system is built around a single locking taper platform that allows the same abutments to be used on implants ranging in diameter from 2.5 to 8.0 mm and in length from 6.0 to 14.0 mm. Solid body design of KAT implants, screwless/cementless connection, and the absence of a microgap between abutments and implants are just a few of the aspects that distinguish this implant from the competition. These implants are ideally suited for immediate placement and loading due to excellent primary stability. With the recent introduction of 6.5- and 8.0-mm diameter implants and the new surgical kit, the KAT System is the obvious choice for practitioners who wish to have minimal inventory and still be able to treat the most challenging cases. For more information, call (877) 528-7978, (603) 427-0084 or visit


The AnyRidge System is a landmark implant designed for minimal disturbance of crestal bone and soft-tissue volume. This ensures high initial stability for early loading and flexible treatment options. It also makes it possible for a beautiful and natural-looking aesthetic result with an innovative S-line abutment, providing a seamless, natural-looking emergence profile. These implants are specially engineered with a 5° internal hermetic connection and platform switch to maintain crestal bone. The system provides an array of prosthetic options for fixed and removable restorations to satisfy the clinician’s needs. The design of AnyRidge allows clinicians to place a wider/deeper threaded implant in osteotomies or a narrow ridge to conserve crestal bone with a higher degree of surface area. It also allows you to perform ridge-splitting techniques using the implant as the expansion device and to obtain ideal initial stability, especially in compromised bone. For more information, call (866) 277-5662 or visit


MIS Implants Technologies

The Seven system creates a simple solution for dentists with all levels of experience in implantology. They come in diameters ranging from 3.3 to 6 mm and in varying lengths from 6 (which will be available in August) to 16 mm with an internal hex connection. Each implant is packaged with a sterile final drill made to the specifications for the length and diameter of each implant. Micropores and macropores on the surface of the implant, created by a large particle blasting and acid-etch treatment, allow for excellent osseointegration. The Seven implants are self-tapping. With the thread thickness changing along the length of the implant, initial stability is maximized. While the Seven implants have a full range of prosthetic options, a popular product is the Complete Prosthetic Kit, which includes everything you need for a simple single implant restoration and is available in varying abutment and collar heights. For more information, call (866) 797-1333.


Nobel Biocare

Designed with clinicians’ needs in mind, NobelActive offers maximum versatility in placement and restorability, along with high initial stability, even in compromised bone indications. With its unique tip and thread design, NobelActive delivers high initial stability in all indications. Experienced users can take advantage of its gradual bone-condensing property and apical drilling blades to make fine adjustments to implant orientation, optimizing the final position of the prosthetic connection. Implant diameters available include 3.0 (for limited spaces), 3.5, 4.3, and 5.0 mm. To satisfy the demands of restorative clinicians, the NobelActive prosthetic connection is designed to accommodate many restorative options. A comprehensive prosthetic portfolio is available for NobelActive, including NobelProcera-individualized prosthetics for natural-looking restorations. For more information, call (800) 322-5001 or visit


OCO Biomedical

Loaded with innovative design features, the I-Mini dental implant system has all the functionality and capabilities of a conventional implant. The first one-piece, 3.0-mm mini introduced to the United States, it is also the only mini implant with a bull-nose auger tip designed to lock into bone. Employing the proven OCO Biomedical Dual Stabilization design, the I-Mini secures the tip and the collar to provide a stable platform that resists lateral occlusal forces. With a reported success rate of more than 99% for almost a decade, it is also the preferred smaller-diameter solution when patient bone ridge quality is not optimal. Ideal for both overdenture stabilization and crown and bridge applications, the I-Mini system uses a simple and minimally invasive placement protocol. This simple system allows dentists to quickly and profitably place and restore cases of any complexity. For more information, call (800) 228-0477 or visit


Park Dental Research

The Lew MDI implant has a reliable profile and these unique features: (1) golden anodized o-ball head, (2) platform-switching collar, (3) labyrinth groove banding, and (4) threading featuring progressive compression, reverse buttressing, and a cog lock. The right implant changes everything. You should let Park Dental Research’s experience and research in implant dentistry work for you. For more information, visit



Maintaining optimal aesthetics and general health are both a driving force for advances in implant dentistry. Patients and practitioners are demanding superior implant designs, materials, and straightforward techniques to provide a higher degree of success, aesthetics, and longevity without creating an environment with possible health concerns. PerioSeal’s dental implant design offers an engineering and biologically superior solution to these issues. Scientific and clinical studies have shown periodontal pathogens exist within the microgap of conventional implant systems. These pathogens may seriously compromise the success of the implant and the general health of the patient. There is a direct relationship to health concerns in the areas of cardiology, orthopedics, general health, pulmonary problems, preterm birth, and increased surgical risks. These may also result in an increase in insurance claims. The PerioSeal implant prevents this major health issue. For more information, call (888) 446-7126 or visit



The LOCATOR is the most widely used connecter for anchoring overdentures to implants. LOCATOR implant abutments are available in a wide range of cuff heights and are compatible with all major implant systems. The morse taper connection of the male and female attachment provides a self-aligning prosthesis that is very easy for the patient to insert and remove with excellent stability and retention. Retention options range from 0.5 to 5 lbs per attachment. It has the lowest vertical height requirement of any implant overdenture abutment connector. The Extended Range Males accommodate divergent implants up to 40°. The unique pivoting action of the LOCATOR reduces forces directed to the implant by allowing free rotation and movement of the metal housing of the male that is connected to the removable prosthesis. This unique design eliminates movement between the male and female and greatly reduces attachment wear. For more information, call (800) 232-7732 or visit


Before the ERA concept was developed, dental professionals and their patients were experiencing problems with some resilient attachments. They were too expensive, complicated to fabricate, and too fragile or unreliable for long-term patient service. The ERA System alleviates these problems by using new materials and patented designs. ERA attachments comprise a metal female component, which is intraorally fixed. There’s also a replaceable, high-density nylon male anchored in the denture base. By eliminating the machining of expensive gold alloy components, ERA attachments are affordable to many more patients. They are easy to use and fabrication and maintenance procedures have been simplified. Dentists worldwide prescribe them and technicians fabricate thousands of ERA-retained restorations every month. And patients put them to hard daily use—you can join in their success. For more information, call (800) 243-9942 or visit


Straumann USA

Roxolid for All is an advanced combination of Roxolid material, SLActive surface technology, and the new Loxim transfer piece for simplified implant handling. Roxolid and SLActive each received the Frost & Sullivan Medical Device Technology of the Year Award. This award, which recognizes excellence in technological innovation, is one of the best practices awards bestowed by Frost & Sullivan, the global growth consulting company. In 2005, SLActive was noted as a next-generation dental implant surface technology and in 2009, Roxolid was noted as an innovative, high-performance material for dental implants. Roxolid for All is designed to allow for treatment of more patients through the options available, less complex treatment plans, fewer procedures, and shorter treatment times. For more information, call (800) 448-8168 or visit


Top 25 Implant Products