About us

Reliable clinical evidence

We are committed to the highest standard of scientific evidence in the spirit of our pioneers. Our products are proven both in mechanical testing and clinical studies.

Scientific leadership since the very beginning

In the footsteps of pioneers

Our products have proven themselves in everyday clinical practice since Per-Ingvar Brånemark placed the first implant in 1965. Gösta Larsson was the first patient in a clinical study that eventually included 211 patients, 235 jaws and 1618 titanium implants.

At that time, implant treatment was neither well known nor accepted. It required scientific evidence to convince the medical community that implant treatments were safe, reliable and enduring.

Today, implant-based oral rehabilitation sets the standard of care, and our products are among the most documented in the world. There are more than 4400 independent scientific publications with data on our solutions. Our Brånemark System implant has been in clinical use for over 45 years. And our moderately rough implant surface TiUnite has been documented in over 275 publications on clinical studies, with more than 13,000 patients, 42,000 implants and up to 12 years’ follow-up.

High reporting standards

Studies on our products follow very high reporting standards. Unlike many other implant providers, we set the radiographic baseline at implant insertion rather than at prosthetic delivery a few weeks or months later. This means that we report total marginal bone level change without omitting the pronounced initial bone response to implant surgery.

Not all implants are the same

The notion that dental implants are a “mature” treatment, and that scientific evidence is therefore less relevant, is emerging from a number of implant providers. Although dental implants may look similar, their performance is not the same. One dental practice had to learn this the hard way.

TiUnite implant surface

When they switched from implants with TiUnite surface to implants with a chemically altered surface, their quality control study revealed a doubling of their implant failure rate, even after excluding the first 100 implants due to the learning curve. This triggered an immediate switch back to TiUnite implants, which saw failure rates return to normal levels.2

Careful material selection and thorough testing

Quality control inspection of finished products

We choose all materials very carefully, whether they’re metals, ceramics or plastics. Everything has to meet the highest standards including biocompatibility, strength and longevity. The commercially pure titanium used for our implants, for example, is much stronger than regular c.p. titanium. We increase its strength significantly through our cold-working process. All our products undergo thorough testing according to ISO standards, helping to ensure that they withstand the test of time.

Quality management according to ISO standards

Quality management according to ISO standards

Your patients want only the very best products to go into their mouths. All our products, including our NobelProcera individualized prosthetic restorations, are developed and produced according to our quality management system that complies with ISO 13485. Our processes are regularly audited by the notified body BSI and inspected by competent authorities such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

References

1 Rieben AS, Jannu A, Alifanz J, Noro A, Sahlin H. Comparison of Various Study Protocols - A Literature Review [#47], in 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration, March 4-6, 2010, Orlando, FL, USA

2 Hujoel P, Becker W, Becker B, Monitoring failure rates of commercial implant brands; substantial equivalence in question? Clin Oral Implants Res. 2013; 24(7): 725-9