Zimmer extends implant line with crestal options

By DrBicuspid.com staff writers

May 16, 2011 -- Zimmer Dental has introduced the Tapered Screw-Ventimplant, with full texturing and crestal microgrooves designed to create favorable conditions for marginal bone preservation.

The new implant is compatible with Zimmer’s Tapered Screw-Vent surgical kit, surgical protocols, and prosthetic components, the company noted in a press release. The Tapered Screw-Ventimplant with full texturing and crestal microgrooves extends the MTXsurface texturing to the top of the implant, maximizing surface area for bone-to-implant contact and includes crestal microgrooves on the collar of the implant.

The Tapered Screw-Ventimplant also leverages Zimmer’s proprietary Platform Plus technology. This proprietary technology creates favorable conditions for bone-level maintenance, while the internal hex, friction-fit connection shields both the abutment screw and crestal bone from concentrated occlusal forces. The lead-in bevel reduces horizontal stresses more effectively than flat “butt-joint” connections, and the 1.5-mm deep internal hex distributes bite force deep into the implant.

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