Q. What makes Implant-One Implant Systems different than existing systems?
A. The difference is in the angle of our Implant / Abutment connection. The taper in an Implant-One connection is 3 degrees per side, straighter than any other implant available in the US market. The straighter the connection the tighter the fit, which reduces the potential for bacterial intrusion and the resulting bone loss around the implant site.
Q. Why are Implant-One Implants suitable for sub-crestal placement?
A. Because of our tight Implant/Abutment connection, there is no lateral movement, and no bacterial intrusion. Therefore the top of the implant can be successfully located below the crest of bone and maintain superior bone health.
Q. What is the advantage of sub crestal placement?
A. In situations with minimal bone or a narrow ridge, the buccal side of a typical “at crest” implant remains exposed or will become exposed as tissue resorbs. Even with custom abutments it becomes impossible to hide the exposed portion of the implant. Sub-crestal placement offers the substantial advantage of burying the entire implant in bone, and controlling the emergence profile through the use of our standard abutments offered with numerous cuff heights, or with custom titanium or zirconium abutments.
Q. Why are there no anatomical angled abutments offered by Implant-One?
A. The universal availability and substantial advantages of custom abutments have all but made standard angled abutments obsolete. Implant-One manufactures and supplies all of the necessary components, and has relationships with custom abutment manufacturers, to supply you or your lab with solid titanium, or with a hybrid titanium / zirconium custom abutment.
Q. Are Implant-One components compatible with any other Implant System?
A. No. Custom Dental Implants, Inc. designed the Implant One system and our exclusive connection to be superior to all other existing systems.
Q. How can I be sure the Implant-One system is as good as you say?
A. The Implant-One system has been thoroughly tested by independent laboratories for strength. Our smallest implant survived a test simulating 5 million chewing cycles, at 180 newtons of force, at a 30 degree angle from vertical. An achievement that far exceeds the minimum standard requirement set forth by the FDA prescribed strength testing protocol for dental implants. Custom Dental Implants, Inc. also sponsored a study by the University of Florida to evaluate the Implant-One connection for the possibility of bacterial intrusion under a simulated chewing repetitive load. The results were excellent, with virtually no bacteria penetrating the connection.
Q. Why does Implant-One offer so many sizes of Implants?
A. The Principals behind Implant-One have been proponents of Neuromuscular Implant Dentistry, and guided surgery techniques for years, and founded Neuromuscular Implant Systems, Inc. to develop and together with Implant Solutions LLC, manufacture and market the NIS system of guided surgery. As computer assisted treatment planning evolved, it became apparent that Implants can be placed more accurately than ever before. Maximizing the size of the Implant within the available bone contributes to reduced bone resorption, and maximizes the strength of the finished restoration. With the Implant-One system, clinicians have many more sizes of implant to choose from, to accomplish this.
Q. Why is there no tap tool in an Implant-One Surgical Kit?
A. The Implant-One Implant is designed with a very unique thread cutting profile on the tip, which cuts bone and greatly reduces the torque necessary for installation, eliminating the need for another step to prepare the osteotomy. This same profile collects bone chips during the installation process and creates a very strong bone to implant bond, which reduces the potential for implant failure.
Q. Why are Implant-One drills straight?
A. In coordination with our treatment planning and guided surgery philosophy, we designed our Implant-One drills specifically for guided surgery. They have a very efficient cutting action and produce a clean straight osteotomy with very little force required.
Q. Why is internal irrigation of the drills important?
A. Heat necrosis during the drilling operation must be prevented to promote bone health. Internal irrigation of the drills drastically reduces the potential for heat necrosis. Guided surgery makes it even more important because external irrigation can’t penetrate the surgical site sufficiently to keep the cutting edge of the drill cool.
Q. How do you control the quality of Implant-One products?
A. Custom Dental Implants, Inc. is an ISO 13485 Registered Corporation and all Implant-One components are manufactured entirely at our sister company AMS Micromedical, LLC, also an ISO 13485 registered manufacturing facility, located at Norwalk, WI. Only the latest, state of the art machining and inspection equipment is used by highly trained technicians to produce components that are second to none.