January 30, 2014
by Zimmer Dental
Zimmer Dental Launches Game-Changing Trabecular Metal Dental Implant
Zimmer Dental Inc., a leading provider of dental oral rehabilitation products and a subsidiary of Zimmer Holdings, Inc., is pleased to announce the availability of the revolutionary Zimmer® Trabecular Metal™ Dental Implant in the U.S. and select global markets. The Trabecular Metal Dental Implant adds dimension to implant dentistry and is The Best Thing Next to Bone®.
The Trabecular Metal Dental Implant features an osteoconductive mid-section that is structurally similar to cancellous bone. Portions of the implant also utilize Zimmer Dental’s MTX® microtextured surface, which has been documented to achieve high levels of bone-to-implant contact.
Human studies of the Trabecular Metal Dental Implant started in 2010. In a study of Trabecular Metal Dental Implants in canine mandibular models, evidence of ingrowth by maturing bone was documented as early as two weeks after implantation. Further data is being collected to document clinical results in human dental applications.
Manufactured at Zimmer’s TMT facility in Parsippany, NJ, and used in the Zimmer’s cutting-edge orthopaedic devices for more than a decade, Trabecular Metal Material is a three-dimensional, highly biocompatible material—not an implant surface or coating—with up to 80 percent porosity and a structure comparable to cancellous bone. Made from tantalum, element number 73 in the periodic table, Trabecular Metal material is fabricated utilizing a proprietary vapor deposition process.
Combining the popular features of the Tapered Screw-Vent® Implant (including Platform Plus™ Technology and crestal options) with the unique properties of Trabecular Metal Material, the Trabecular Metal Dental Implant is compatible with the Tapered Screw-Vent Surgical Kit and prosthetics for easy incorporation into treatment plans. For decades, Zimmer Dental has gained the trust of thousands of clinicians worldwide who count on its comprehensive line of products to deliver successful patient outcomes. By looking to new and innovative technologies and leveraging its relationship with its parent company, Zimmer Holdings, Zimmer Dental continues to reinforce its commitment to offering state-of-the-art dental solutions to clinicians.
Contact a Zimmer Dental Sales Consultant or Customer Service at (800) 265-0968 or (905) 567-2073, or visit www.TrabecularMetal.ZimmerDental.com for more information.