Just over ten years ago, the introduction of NobelActive was a breakthrough in dental implant design. Today, despite it being over a decade since NobelActive was introduced to the market, it holds an iconic status in implantology. To this day, other manufacturers still attempt to mimic this acclaimed solution.

Designed for primary stability and immediate loading

NobelActive brings together a perfect harmony of drilling protocol, geometric design and implant surface, designed to achieve primary stability and immediate loading, and to aid soft tissue and marginal bone preservation. Reverse-cutting flutes with drilling blades on the apex enable experienced clinicians to adjust the implant position during placement, and the patented back-tapered collar, together with the strong conical connection and built-in platform shifting, can help preserve soft tissue and marginal bone.1,2,3,4

But it is not just a remarkable design that makes NobelActive stand out from the rest. When it comes to 10+ years of clinical experience and an abundance of scientific evidence, the imitations simply don’t compare.

EAO presentation by Dr Tristan Staas

At the 2018 annual scientific meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration in Vienna, Dr. Tristan Staas shared his experience of immediate loading with NobelActive. Back in 2007, he became one of the world’s first clinicians to introduce NobelActive to his practice, and he hasn’t looked back since. Here you can see the video of his presentation, and in the opening, he tells us that without NobelActive, he and his practice would not be where they are today.

Staas further shares three NobelActive clinical cases demonstrating immediate implant placement and provisionalization. He shows how the unique implant design and drill protocol for NobelActive provide primary stability5 for immediate loading6,7,8and excellent hard- and soft-tissue outcomes in extraction sockets.9 You can see the achievement not just of efficiency, but great esthetics and excellent long-term outcomes at 10-year follow-up.

References

  1. Kolinski ML, Cherry JE, McAllister BS, et al. Evaluation of a variable-thread tapered implant in extraction sites with immediate temporization: a 3-year multi-center clinical study. J Periodontol 2014;85(3):386–394.
  2. Pozzi A, Tallarico M, Moy PK. Three-year post-loading results of a randomised, controlled, split-mouth trial comparing implants with different prosthetic interfaces and design in partially posterior edentulous mandibles. Eur J Oral Implantol 2014;7(1):47–61.
  3. Gultekin BA, Gultekin P, Leblebicioglu B, Basegmez C, Yalcin S. Clinical evaluation of marginal bone loss and stability in two types of submerged dental implants. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2013;28(3):815–823.
  4. Yamada J, Kori H, Tsukiyama Y, et al. Immediate loading of complete-arch fixed prostheses for edentulous maxillae after flapless guided implant placement: a 1-year prospective clinical study. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2015;30(1):184–193.
  5. Karl M, Irastorza-Landa A. Does implant design affect primary stability in extraction sites? Quintessence Int 2017;48(3):219–224.
  6. Kolinski ML, Cherry JE, McAllister BS, et al. Evaluation of a variable-thread tapered implant in extraction sites with immediate temporization: a 3-year multi-center clinical study. J Periodontol 2014;85(3):386–394.
  7. Yamada J, Kori H, Tsukiyama Y, et al. Immediate loading of complete-arch fixed prostheses for edentulous maxillae after flapless guided implant placement: a 1-year prospective clinical study. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2015;30(1):184–193.
  8. Polizzi G, Cantoni T, Pasini E, Tallarico M. Immediate loading of variable-thread expanding tapered-body implants placed into maxillary post-extraction or healed sites using a guided surgery approach: An up-to-five-year retrospective analysis. J Oral Science Rehabilitation 2016;2(3):50–60.
  9. Polizzi G, Cecchini P, Pasini E. 6-year retrospective analysis of variable-thread tapered implants placed in demanding situations. Clin Oral Impl Res 2017;28:229.

Posted by Chris Kendall