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Predictable, immediate results

Immediate implant treatment requires predictability. Tapered Pro implants have been developed based on more than 10 years of tapered implant success.

The unique design elements provide a predictable solution for immediate treatment, according to the company.

Features of the implants include a tapered body and aggressive threads that provide primary stability; an end cutting, self-tapping thread design used for controlled implant placement in challenging sites; a reduced collar diameter to preserve vital bone; and unique Laser-Lok microchannels that create connective tissue attachment and retain crestal bone, allowing better control of esthetic outcomes.

Laser-Lok, a series of precision-engineered cell-sized channels laser-machined onto the surface of dental implants and abutments, has been shown to reduce crestal bone loss to as little as 0.35 mm during the course of three years. Studies comparing traditional and competitor implants to Laser-Lok have shown Laser-Lok to be superior in maintaining crestal bone, according to the company.

The Laser-Lok surface has been shown to reduce probing depths by 1.21 mm compared to other implants, the company asserts. Increased probing depths have been associated with increased risk of peri-implant disease and implant failure.

In Tapered Pro implants, the Laser-Lok collar has been shown to promote oblique connective tissue attachment, much like a natural tooth.

The Tapered Pro implants also include a 45-degree conical internal hex connection that is color-coded for quick identification and component matching and color-coded platform and prosthetics to increase safety and make the restorative procedures fast and accurate.

Tapered Pro implants are available in a range of diameters and lengths to suit all clinical indications.

To learn more, visit www.biohorizons.com/Products/DentalImplants.

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