The dynamic growth in implant dentistry has greatly enhanced the position of implant-supported restorations in prosthetic dentistry. As this growth continues, it offers exciting opportunities for advanced fixed and removable implant-supported options that contribute to even better patient satisfaction.
Implant-level attachments used with overdentures accounted for 82% of the total United States and European attachment market in 2013. The U.S. and European attachment market grew 3.5% to 1.5 million units sold in 2013. This growth trend is predicted to continue through 2020**. With this in mind, overdenture solutions can offer an ideal growth opportunity within the dental practice. Studies show that a dissatisfied patient will tell eight to 10 people, while a satisfied patient will tell two to three people. Providing your denture patients with the optimized function and convenience of an implant-supported restoration can directly impact the number of satisfied patients that you create.
Within the options of advanced patient-specific implant-supported restorations, DENTSPLY Implants is pleased to introduce ATLANTIS Conus concept as the newest addition to its digital solutions portfolio.
Available for all major implant systems, ATLANTIS Conus concept provides a friction- fit, non-resilient prosthetic restoration for fully edentulous patients. The patient-specific solution is a uniquely designed, conical-shaped abutment with corresponding caps that incorporates an implant-borne prosthesis while being removable like an overdenture. ATLANTIS Conus Abutments are individually designed using the patented ATLANTIS VAD (Virtual Abutment Design) software to ensure that all abutments are parallel to each other, that their restorative margin are as close to the soft tissue as possible, and that they are positioned in relation to the space needed for the final restoration.
In addition, ATLANTIS Conus Abutments are designed to fit SynCone caps that ensure a tightly seated final restoration, minimize gaps and micro-movement, and provide:
- A cost-effective and comfortable implant-supported prosthesis designed for optimal access for oral hygiene.
- A solution that eliminates the need for design or manual adjustments often associated with dentures (e.g., pain of pressure of ill-fitting dentures and atrophy as a result of inactivity or pressure requiring relining of existing denture), allowing you to save time and increase profitability.
- Stable but removable solution that offers the comfort of a fixed restoration.
In addition, the friction-retained SynCone caps are part of the SynCone concept,a proven solution that has been used since 2001.
There are two treatment choices available with ATLANTIS Conus Abutments. Both options provide clinical and patient flexibility in turnaround times and economical situations:
- Immediate restoration (intraoral) chairside pickup of SynCone caps in an existing appliance.
- Indirect (laboratory process) with or without a framework fabricated in an existing or completely new denture.
o With framework permanent solution
o Without framework temporary solution
In the clinical case below, the ATLANTIS Conus solution was selected for surgical and restorative simplicity considerations. It was also a cost-effective treatment for satisfying the patient’s requirements for stability, restored function and esthetics, and easy hygiene maintenance. This was a long-term, temporary solution based on the patient’s existing denture, requiring no new supporting framework. As with all ATLANTIS solutions, ATLANTIS Conus concept is backed by a comprehensive warranty* for your peace of mind.
In addition to patient-specific prosthetic solutions for all major implant systems, DENTSPLY Implants offers comprehensive solutions for all phases of implant therapy, including digital treatment planning, regenerative solutions, implant systems, restorations, and practice development services. For restorative versatility, workflow efficiency and flexibility, and design options that go beyond CAD/CAM — choose ATLANTIS™.
For more information, contact your local DENTSPLY Implants representative, or visit www.dentsplyimplants.com.
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** iData Research
This information was provided by DENTSPLY Implants.