The dream of laughing, smiling and eating naturally again is one all edentulous patients share. But regrettably, all too many have been prevented from turning their dream into reality by their anxiety over the implant procedure.

Responding to this need for less invasive treatments, Straumann’s new Mini Implant System eliminates the need for bone augmentation, increasing patient acceptance for implant treatment and offering a better quality of life to more edentulous patients.

The system enables practitioners to provide edentulous patients presenting with reduced horizontal bone availability with a less invasive, immediate removable fixation of their overdenture, potentially using their existing prosthesis. It also offers faster healing and less post-operative discomfort helping to overcome many patient doubts and increase take-up rates.

The growth of mini implants

Because their use can avoid bone grafting procedures that would otherwise be necessary to support wider implants, the popularity of mini implants is growing rapidly. More than a million were placed in 2017, in the UK.

Using their expertise in high-performance, small-diameter implants and denture retention systems, Straumann has developed a premium quality mini implant which is 2.4mm in diameter. It has an apically tapered design to achieve the high primary stability needed for immediate placement protocols. The implant also has a specially designed thread which simplifies the drilling protocol.

The Straumann Mini Implant’s features include:

  • Predictability– The SLA® surface is reliable and scientifically well documented, with predictable long-term results.
  • Low Friction – The built-in Optiloc® connection results in excellent wear resistance, exceptional long-term performance and low maintenance
  • Unique Gold Standard Dental Implant Material– Roxolid® is a titanium zirconium alloy which is stronger than pure titanium. It is designed to provide greater confidence, a high level of treatment flexibility and increased patient acceptance. The Mini Implant is backed by Straumann’s Lifetime Guarantee.

Together with the reliability of the Straumann brand, these features mean the system is setting a new standard in mini implants. This exciting addition to Straumann’s portfolio of immediate implant solutions is now available to purchase.

For more information about the Mini Implant System, please contact your local Territory Manager.


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