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‘BioBoost Effect’ of implant improves outcomes, company says Zimmer Biomet's Trabecular Metal material is a unique, highly porous biomaterial made from elemental tantalum with a high degree of structural, functional and physiological properties similar to that of human cancellous bone. (Photo: Zimmer Biomet)
Zimmer Biomet's Trabecular Metal material is a unique, highly porous biomaterial made from elemental tantalum with a high degree of structural, functional and physiological properties similar to that of human cancellous bone. (Photo: Zimmer Biomet)

‘BioBoost Effect’ of implant improves outcomes, company says

March 15, 2019

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., USA: Four clinicians presented new data that reinforces the value of Zimmer Biomet’s Trabecular Metal Dental Implants to improve outcomes in rapid recovery and risk management cases.

The clinicians also presented cases demonstrating the “BioBoost Effect,” a multiplication of naturally occurring growth factors that deliver faster healing and earlier bone formation than traditional implants. Zimmer Biomet's Trabecular Metal material is a unique, highly porous biomaterial made from elemental tantalum with a high degree of structural, functional and physiological properties similar to that of human cancellous bone according to the company.

The presentations took place during the Corporate Forum track at the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) Annual Meeting on March 14 in Washington, D.C.

“Unlike conventional implants, the Trabecular Metal implant offers three-dimensional bone growth promoting early implant stability, and therefore may offer beneficial conditions for accelerated healing in implant therapy,” said Hai Bo Wen, clinical research director, Zimmer Biomet Dental. “A growing body of clinical evidence suggests that patients with poor bone quality or certain medical conditions that could impair healing can be successfully treated with the Trabecular Metal Dental Implant.”

The following presentations were offered on March 14 at the AO meeting:

  • Rehabilitation of Medically Compromised Patients with Dental Implants - Cristian Peron, DDS: Trabecular Metal Technology has been used for more than two decades in orthopedic surgery, especially in patients with osteoporosis, cancer and co-morbidities. Clinical cases were presented demonstrating the Trabecular Metal Dental Implant for enhanced secondary stability in poor bone quality in medically compromised patients.
  • Revision Therapy: An Answer to an Increasing Epidemic Known as Peri-implantitis - Suheil M. Boutros, DDS, MS: Knowing patients with a previously failed implant are at a higher risk for additional future failures, how can we improve the odds and provide the best standard of care in these situations? This program introduced Revision Therapy – implant replacement that intensifies the body’s own healing processes to improve predictability in implant replacement. A decision tree for different treatment modalities will be highlighted, including different restorative treatment options such as CAD/CAM abutments to optimize plaque control and maintain peri-implant health.
  • Single Unit to Full-Arch Implant Restoration Using a Rapid Recovery Protocol with Two-Week Loading: A Clinical Perspective - Jason Kennedy, DMD: Proper patient selection and case planning can be a winning combination to improve both productivity and patient satisfaction. This lecture showed attendees how to combine an implant protocol with five-year clinical follow up with digital scanning and patient-specific restorations for a Rapid Recovery solution completed in a matter of weeks, not months, using Trabecular Metal Implants in their practices.
  • Predictable Bone Regeneration and Function with Trabecular Metal Implants - Monish Bhola, DDS, MSD: This presentation highlighted advances in bone grafting with a focus on the “dual-zone grafting” concept for better aesthetic outcomes. Immediate function and managing failures requires an implant system that fulfills the three “Rs” (rapid recovery, risk management and revision therapy) of implant therapy, focusing on Trabecular Metal Implants along with regenerative techniques and materials utilized in supporting these advanced treatments.

“We are excited to showcase the latest clinical evidence related to Trabecular Metal, a disruptive technology platform that has the potential to radically improve the field of implant dentistry for a wide range of patients and clinicians,” said Indraneel Kanaglekar, vice president, global product management and R&D. “We are a proud sponsor of the American Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting, which complements our deep commitment to excellence in clinical research and professional education.”

Contact Zimmer Biomet for references to all claims.

(Source: Zimmer Biomet)

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