T3® Short Dental Implants
The T3 Short Dental 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 dental implants.
The Clinical Challenge:
In areas with minimal bone height, providing dental 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
The Clinical Challenge:
Clinical Case by: Dr. Stavros Pelekanos,† Athens, Greece.
A 32-year-old male patient presented with diminished bone height under the sinus secondary to a fractured root and extraction of the maxillary left first molar eight weeks prior to surgery.
Clinical Treatment by: Dr. Stefano Sivolella, Padova, Italy.
A 60-year-old female patient presented with a hopeless first molar due to caries, root resorption and severe alveolar bone loss as a result of generalized periodontitis; the inferior alveolar nerve was in close proximity (approximately 7.0 mm).
- T3 Surface: Blasted and acid-etched implant surface with an average roughness of 1.4 µm along the full length of the implant.1
- Initial Bone-to-Implant Contact (IBIC): The dimensions of the surgical instrumentation and the T3 Short Implant provide a tight implant-to-osteotomy fit, to assist with primary stability.2
- Implant/Abutment Clamping Force: Proprietary* Gold-Tite Surface lubrication allows the screw to rotate further, increasing clamping force and maximizing abutment stability.3
- Platform Switching**: Platform switching medializes the implant/abutment junction (IAJ) redirecting the reformation of the biologic width, thus helping to maintain bone levels.4
Coarse and fine micron surface features are designed to create an average mean surface roughness value of 1.4 µm along the full length of the implant.1
T3 Short Dental Implant Drilling & Placement Protocol
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T3® Short Surgical Kit
Everything needed to place a T3 Short Implant in one compact kit
Instrumentation specific to the T3 Short Implants
- The drilling sequence undersizes the osteotomy in diameter by 1.15 mm
- 5.0 mm diameter implants: Yellow Path
- 6.0 mm diameter implants: Green Path
Manuals & Guidelines
1 Gubbi P†, Towse R†. Quantitative and Qualitative Characterization of Various Dental Implant Surfaces. Poster Presentation: European Association for Osseointegration, 20th Annual Meeting; October 2012; Copenhagen, Denmark. To view the poster, please visit www.biomet3i.com/pdf/Posters/Poster_421_EAO_Final.pdf
2 Meltzer AM‡. Primary stability and initial bone-to-implant contact: The effects on immediate placement and restoration of dental implants. J Implant Reconstr Dent. 2009;1(1):35-41. 3 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.
4 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. Academy of Osseointegration, 26th Annual Meeting: 2011 March 3-5; Washington DC. To view the poster, please visit www.biomet3i.com/Resource%20Center/Publications%20of%20Interest/Platform_Switching_for_the_Preservation_of%20Peri_Implant%20Bone%20Levels.pdf. A Biomet 3i sponsored study.
† The authors conducted this research while employed at Biomet 3i.
‡ Drs Grunder, Meltzer and Meyenberg have or had, financial relationships with Zimmer Biomet Dental resulting from speaking engagements, consulting engagements and other retained services.
* Pre-clinical studies are not necessarily indicative of clinical results.
** Placement of a smaller diameter restorative component than the diameter of the implant seating surface.
† 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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