T3 Implant is Designed to Deliver Aesthetic Results Through Tissue Preservation Built for stability and optimized placement.
- Contemporary Hybrid Surface - Provided by complex multi-surface topography
- Seal Integrity - Provided by a stable and tight implant/abutment interface
- Integrated Platform Switching - Provided by a medialized implant/abutment junction
Contemporary Hybrid Surface
Coarse and Fine Micron Surface Features Create an Average Mean Surface Roughness Value of 1.4 μm in the Threaded Portion of the Implant.14
- Coarse and fine micron features
- Fine micron features on the implant collar
- Option for nano-scale features along the full length of the implant
Integrated Platform Switching
Integrated platform switching medializes the implant/abutment junction (IAJ) inward, creating a biologic width between connective tissue and the IAJ, helping to maintain bone levels.20
- Reduced crestal bone loss
- Reduction in crestal bone remodeling vs. non platform-switched implants22
A stable, tight implant/abutment interface minimizes abutment micromotion and reduces potential microleakage.15
- Seal integrity test was performed by Biomet 3i July 2011 - June 2012. In order to test the implant systems, a dynamic - loading leakage test was developed and executed. The test set-up was adapted from ISO14801, Dentistry - Implants - Dynamic Fatigue Test for Endosseous Dental Implants.
- Five samples each of the three competitive implant systems were evaluated.
- The mean seal strength (N) at which each of the systems leaked or fractured is detailed in the graph.
T3® Short Implants
The T3 Short Implant’s length and features are designed to provide an implant treatment option in some challenging clinical cases where the bone height is insufficient for standard length implants.
The Clinical Challenge:
In areas with minimal bone height, providing implant treatment may require complex surgical procedures, such as:
- A sinus lift procedure in the maxilla
- Vertical ridge augmentation in the mandible due to the proximity to the mandibular nerve
T3 Short Implant Drilling & Placement Protocol
T3 Short Implant in reduce bone height posterios mandible
T3 Tapered Certain Implant Drilling & Placement Protocol
T3 Tapered Certain Implant in Immediate Post-Extraction
Manuals & Guidelines
1. Sullivan DY, Sherwood RL, Porter SS. Long-term performance of Osseotite® Implants: A 6-year follow-up Compendium. 2001 Apr;Vol.22, No.4.
2. Javed F, Romanos GE. The role of primary stability for successful immediate loading of dental implants. A literature review. J Dent. 2010 Aug;38(8):612-20. Epub 2010 Jun 11. Review.
3. F ransson C, Lekholm U, Jemt T, Berglundh T. Prevalence of subjects with progressive bone loss at implants. Clinical Oral Implants Research. 2005;16:440–446.
4. Zitzmann NU, Berglundh T. Definition and prevalence of peri-implant diseases. J Clin Perio. 2008;35:286–291.
5. Lazzara RJ,† Porter SS. Platform Switching: A new concept in implant dentistry for controlling post restorative crestal bone levels. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2006;26:9-17.
6. Östman PO†, Wennerberg A, Ekestubbe A, et al. Immediate occlusal loading of NanoTite™ tapered implants: A prospective 1-year clinical and radiographic study. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2012 Jan 17.
7. Block MS†. Placement of implants into fresh molar sites: Results of 35 cases. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Jan;69(1):170-174.
8. Meltzer AM†. Immediate implant placement and restoration in infected sites. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2012 Oct;32(5):e169-173.
9. Meredith N. Assessment of implant stability as a prognostic determinant. Int J Prosthodont. 1998 Sep-Oct;11(5):491-501.
10. Nevins M†, Nevins ML, Schupbach P, Fiorellini J, Lin Z, Kim DM. The impact of bone compression on bone-to-implant contact of an osseointegrated implant: A canine study. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2012 Dec;32(6):637-645.
11. Mendes V, Davies JE. Early Implant healing at implant surfaces of varying topographical complexity. Poster Presentation: Academy of Osseointegration, 26th Annual Meeting; March 2011; Washington, DC.
12. Z etterqvist L, Feldman S, Rotter B, et al. A prospective, multicenter, randomized-controlled 5-year study of hybrid and fully etched implants for the incidence of peri-implantitis. J Periodontol. 2010 April;81:493-501.
13. Lang NP, Berglundh T. Periimplant diseases: Where are we now?-Consensus of
the Seventh European Workshop on Periodontology; Working Group 4 of Seventh European Workshop on Periodontology. J Clin Perio. 2011 Mar;38 Suppl 11:178-181.
14. Gubbi P††, Towse R††, Quantitative and qualitative characterization of various dental implant surfaces. Poster Presentation P421: European Association For Osseointegration, 20th Meeting; October 2012; Copenhagen, Denmark.
15. Lazzara R.† Dental implant system design and the potential impact on long-term aesthetics: A review of the T3 Tapered Implant. ART1193EU Biomet 3i White Paper. Biomet 3i, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA.
16. Suttin et al††. A novel method for assessing implant-abutment connection seal robustness. Poster Presentation: Academy of Osseointegration, 27th Annual Meeting; March 2012; Phoenix, AZ.
17. Suttin Z††, Towse R††. Dynamic loading fluid leakage characterization of dental implant systems. ART1205EU Biomet 3i White Paper. Biomet 3i, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA.
18. Suttin Z††, Towse R††. Effect of abutment screw design on implant system seal performance. Presented at the European Association for Osseointegration, 20th Annual Scientific Meeting; October 2012; Copenhagen, Denmark.
19. Byrne D, Jacobs S, O’Connell B, Houston F, Claffey N. Preloads generated with repeated tightening in three types of screws used in dental implant assemblies. J. Prosthodont. 2006 May–Jun;15(3):164-171.
20. Lazzara RJ, Porter SS. Platform switching: A new concept in implant dentistry for controlling postrestorative crestal bone levels. Int J Perio Rest Dent. 2006;26:9-17.
21. Östman PO,† Wennerberg A, Albrektsson T. Immediate occlusal loading of NanoTite prevail implants: A prospective 1-year clinical and radiographic study. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2010 Mar;12(1):39-47.
22. Boitel N, Andreoni C, Grunder U†, Naef R, Meyenberg K†. A three year prospective, multicenter, randomized-controlled study evaluating platform-switching for the preservation of peri-implant bone levels. Poster Presentation P83: Academy of Osseointegration, 26th Annual Meeting: 2011 March 3-5; Washington DC.
† Dr. Block, Dr. Goené, Dr. Grunder, Dr. Lazzara, Dr. Makigusa, Dr. Meltzer, Dr. Méndez, Dr.
Meyenberg, Dr. Nevins, Dr. Östman, Dr. Rodríguez, Dr. Segalá, Dr. Scutellá, Dr. Tarnow, Dr. Testori and Dr. Vela have financial relationships with Biomet 3i, LLC resulting from speaking engagements, consulting engagements and other retained services.
†† Dr. Gubbi, Mr. Suttin and Mr. Towse contributed to the above research while employed by Biomet 3i.
References 6–10 discuss the Tapered Implant macrodesign, which is incorporated into the T3 Implant. References 10–13 discuss the Osseotite and/or NanoTite Implants’ dual acid-etched or DCD technology, which is incorporated into the T3 Implant. References 20–22 discuss PREVAIL® Implants with an integrated platform switching design, which is also incorporated into the T3 Implant.
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