Dental Implant Systems
T3® Short Implants

Implant Treatment Options for Vertical Height Deficiencies

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

Differentiating Technology

•  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

More Information

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ZB0133 - Short Implants Reference List

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.

2. Meltzer AM‡. Primary stability and initial bone-to-implant contact: The effects on immediate placement and restoration of dental implants. J Implant R.econstr 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. 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.

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