Clinical evidence reveals unique biological response to Trabecular Metal dental implant

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Clinical evidence reveals unique biological response to Trabecular Metal dental implant


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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. (Photo: Zimmer Biomet)

Mon. 8 July 2019


Zimmer Biomet has released a clinical compendium demonstrating evidence of the BioBoost Effect, a novel reproducible biological effect following placement of Trabecular Metal dental implants that evidences the acceleration of bone growth, vascularization and wound healing.

Several clinical publications demonstrate a multiplication of naturally occurring growth factors that deliver faster healing and earlier bone formation than traditional implants.[1] The discovery of the BioBoost Effect has expanded treatment options for dental patients who, until recently, may not have been viable candidates for dental implant therapy.

“The Trabecular Metal Implant in rapid recovery protocol has been a game-changer for our practice,” said Jason Kennedy, DMD. “We can we take a patient from an edentulous state to a final restoration in two weeks’ time.”

The new compendium summarizes highlights from 30 clinical publications, documenting immediate and long-term success in rapid recovery, high risk and revision therapy cases. The BioBoost Effect is the result of a proprietary combination of cancellous-like porosity and highly biocompatible tantalum.

Through enhanced gene expression, the BioBoost Effect prompts early bone healing and attachment with a two-week final loading protocol in appropriate cases, which has been documented to have a 97 to 100 percent survival rate after up to five years’ follow-up. Clinical evidence also demonstrates the advantage of placing Trabecular Metal Implants in patients with risk factors such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, prior oral infection, the effects of cancer treatment and poor bone quality.

Additionally, because the BioBoost Effect supports the healthy ingrowth of vascularized bone as well as the potential for enhanced bone healing compared to conventional titanium implants, Trabecular Metal Implants may have a clinical advantage when used in revision therapy.[1]

“Although Trabecular Metal Technology has been used successfully in orthopedic applications for more than 20 years, its role in dentistry has been undervalued until now. Today, we have a wealth of clinical evidence supporting its growing role in dental implant therapy,” said Indraneel Kanaglekar, vice president, global product management and R&D. “Uncovering a scientific explanation for the body’s unique response to the Trabecular Metal Implant opens the door for our customers to treat a new subset of patients with a higher degree of confidence.

To take advantage of limited-time promotional offers or to receive a copy of the scientific compendium, contact a Zimmer Biomet sales representative by visiting

About Zimmer Biomet

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Ind., Zimmer Biomet is a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare in design, manufacture and market of orthopedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; office based technologies; spine, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products.

Zimmer Biomet collaborates with health-care professionals around the globe to advance the pace of innovation. The company’s products and solutions help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. Together with health-care professionals, Zimmer Biomet helps millions of people live better lives.

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1) Data on file at Zimmer Biomet

(Source: Zimmer Biomet)