July 7, 2017
by Nobel Biocare Canada
The role of soft tissue maintenance in supporting successful outcomes for dental implant treatment should not be underestimated. Not only does healthy, well-adhered soft tissue provide better esthetics, it acts as a barrier to bacteria and helps to maintain bone volume around the implant. The On1 restorative concept is designed to help the soft tissue play these important roles while offering flexibility.
Undisturbed soft tissue healing
The central component of the On1 concept is the On1 Base, which can be placed on any Nobel Biocare conical connection implant at the time of surgery. The base brings the connection for restorative components to tissue level so that, unlike with traditional two-stage healing and temporary abutments for bone level implants, the biological seal created by the soft tissue remains undisturbed for optimized healing.
The restorative components within the On1 concept have been designed with ease of use in mind. For example, the On1 IOS Healing Cap that supports an intraoral scanning approach, which can speed up the impression taking process. In addition, the On1 IOS Healing Cap, the On1 Base and the On1 Temporary Abutment all come with a pre-mounted handle for easier placement.
For the surgeon, the On1 concept gives the flexibility to use any of three different implant systems with internal conical connection – NobelActive, NobelParallel and NobelReplace. It also offers peace of mind that only precision-engineered Nobel Biocare components can be used for the restoration, removing the risks associated with an ill-fitting or non-biocompatible third-party abutment. For a restorative clinician, the raising of the connection to tissue-level not only ensures no interference with the soft tissue during healing, it also simplifies the placement of the restorative components.
Retain restorative flexibility
With two height options available, there is the flexibility to change the On1 Base depending on the thickness of the soft tissue. Unlike with traditional tissue-level implants, this makes it possible to optimize short- and long-term esthetic outcomes.
Depending on the indication or personal preference, the restoring clinician can choose either a cement-retained or a screw-retained final restoration.
In summary, the On1 Concept is much more than a new abutment line: it’s a new restorative approach created to support soft tissue healing and address the clinician’s desire for flexibility and ease of use.
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