Straumann implants Posted by Stig Östling on September 21, 2009 at 4:15pm If you use Straumann Implants, why do you do it. If not, what do you recommend?Is there a limit regarding how narrow an implant can be and still function ? You need to be a member of WebDental, LLC to add comments! Join WebDental, LLC Email me when people reply – Follow
I use Straumann Roxolid for extremely narrow ridges and Astra Tech for everything else. In my opinion, Astra Tech is the best implant on the market due to its great integration rate as well as its flexibility for prosthetics. For the majority of my Astra cases I use Atlantis Abutments (which Astra Tech owns) and have seen great results with them. I have placed 15 different systems in my time placing implants going back to my residency and by far the best two implants on the market are Straumann and Astra Tech.
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Todd Welch, DMD
We are creating radiographic templates and design proposals for guided implant surgerys with Straumann's coDiagnostiX software and gonyX table. Have any of you used this system with Straumann or other systems. It is compatible with 30+ implant systems. We are starting to set implants in the casts and make immediate temporaries as well for our surgical counterparts.
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We also use other systems in our office in an effort to accommodate the restorative preferences of our restorative colleagues. The NobelBiocare Replace and NobelActive fixtures are also used on a regular basis. The NobelReplace Tapered Groovy is a particular favorite due to the greater stability that can consistently be achieved on insertion. The TiUnite surface has also proven to provide strong, reliable osseointegration. The restorative procedures are also quite easy and versatile. The NobelActive fixture also provides superior initial stability. We have been using this fixture with greater frequency for our immediate placement following extraction and immediate provisionalization cases.
Regarding a limit on the diameter of the narrow implants, I'll leave that up to the engineers. We certainly see implants of very narrow diameters, i.e. Imtec, being used to successfully support overdentures.