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Monday, February 25, 2013

Zimmer Trabecular Implants

Left Bone Right Trebecular Metal
 “Trabecular MetalTM implants are fabricated of elemental tantalum metal using a vapor deposition technique to create a metallic strut configuration that is similar to trabecular bone. The resulting crystalline nano-texture permits direct bone apposition” – Zimmer Dental.

That’s a mouthful, and in essence means Zimmer’s new implant looks and acts like bone. The new design presumably results in quicker and stronger integration. The designed voids are much larger than natural bone, allowing more, and faster, ‘ingrowth’ (natural bone growing into the implant). This design provides more flexibility, and exhibits mechanical properties closer to cancellous bone than any other material.

Identify Implant Parts On-Line

When you have an impression post, analog, screw, implant, etc., and are uncertain of the brand or system, use our new web site to conduct a search. You will find high-resolution images and descriptions of all the major implant companies, and even a few unfamiliar ones. You can even use an x-ray of an implant to determine its manufacturer. Once you’ve found the brand, use the site to choose from the many restorative options available from ROE. 


CBCT Update - Simplant Master Site

Last year ROE became a FastTrack, SimPlant Master Site. This means we now offer a fast conversion service. We also provide quicker turnaround on SimPlant guides. Rather than mail models to Europe, we now scan the models and e-mail the .stl file.


Transmucosal Abutments What are they and how do they help?

Transmucosal or multi-unit abutments are permanent abutments used to bring the restorative platform of an implant from the bone level to the tissue level. Rather than struggle with ‘sluffing’ tissue around the implant during restorative and maintenance procedures, these abutments support and protect the tissue. They are very effective when multiple implants are placed in deep, thin biotype tissue. With these abutments, implant frameworks can be removed without the need to temporarily reinsert tissue-supporting healing-cuffs. Implant companies sell special multi-unit healing-cover-caps to protect the screw holes during the various procedures. In fact, these caps must be used
Transmucosal Abutments
during the framework construction phase to protect the exposed portion of the abutment. Other benefits of transmucosal include redirecting the trajectory of the prosthetic screws to more esthetic or functional direction, correcting angles of divergently placed implants to allow easier case-seating, and assisting with determining framework passivity.

Capturing impressions with multi-unit abutment transfer-copings is simpler than implant-level impressions, and prevents many time-consuming challenges inherent in complex cases. When ordering transmucosal abutments, be sure to include the special impression-transfers and healing-cover-caps. If you need assistance, or have questions about ordering, please call us.