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The compromised implant site solution

Facial view of tooth #24 (limited inter-radicular space). (DTI/Photo courtesy of Dr. Ajay Dhingra)


Wed. 3 November 2010


The use and acceptability of implants today is considered both routine and highly predictable. With that, people more than ever before are considering the replacement of missing teeth by this method. Unfortunately, until now, a segment of this population has not been viewed as a viable candidate, particularly patients with compromised situations having to do with limited interdental spaces, advanced bone loss, convergent roots, age and financial constraints.

Anew Implants (Dentatus, USA, New York) are “ideally designed for the compromised implant site; these 1.8 mm, 2.2 mm and 2.4 mm diameter implants offer a fixed permanent tooth replacement option for patients who otherwise would not be able to have implants placed and restored,” wrote Paul Petrungaro in “Clinical Briefs” in the publication Inside Dentistry, No. 3/2006.

The Anew Implant design offers practitioners a unique chairside, screw-retained restoration that fits where conventional diameter implant systems do not. The recommended surgical techniques allow for minimally invasive placement (no flaps) and immediate loading. This eliminates most postoperative challenges and dramatically reduces the total time in treatment.

The economical prosthetic components designed for all sizes and lengths of Anew Implants are used for interim restorations and laboratory procedures. The advantage is immediate fixed temporization at implant placement without the need for removable appliances during the osseointegration interval.

Rather than having a recess within the implant, the screw is formed on the coronal aspect of the implant. The crown is stabilized on the square platform and secured with a resin screw-cap that is recessed within the abutment, which allows for retrieval without excess force or cross-thread damage to implants. Crowned tissue contacts can be incrementally added for guiding tissue emergence profiles and creating esthetic papillae, preventing black-hole syndromes between teeth.

The narrow, polished platform and a short external screw abutment of Anew Implants help to create exceptional esthetics with sculpted tissue forms for tooth emergence profiles. The non-hygroscopic screw-cap abutment allows implants to be easily monitored, altered and adapted to a permanent restoration.

With Anew Implants, patients’ quality of life and ability to maintain a normal lifestyle during the course of treatment is significantly enhanced. These implants can provide implant therapy to a much larger segment of the population, one that was previously neglected.

Anew Implants, made of Grade 5 Ti-alloy, have an etched surface for improved stability and osseointegration and are packaged pre-sterilized. In 2004, they were granted FDA approval. The restorative protocol was developed in conjunction with the Department of Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. Numerous published clinical and histological studies of the Anew Implant report excellent bone adaptation and high survival levels, in addition to 100 percent patient satisfaction.

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