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Science Behind the Design

Tapered Dental Implants

Bone resorption at the site of a dental implant is known to be the predominate issue with implant failure. The primary cause of this bone loss is due to the presence of bacteria within and around the implant / abutment connection. It is a proven and well known fact that bacteria will grow in gaps as small as .8 micron, and most implant systems, because of their design, allow gaps many times this size in the implant / abutment connection.

Dr. Leo Malin recognized this deficiency in implant design during his years of dental Implant practice and sought to use Implants with tapered connections, which by design, wedge together at installation. Compression of the interface from the chewing function naturally causes the interface to wedge even tighter as time goes on, thereby eliminating the potential for bacteria growth and reducing or eliminating bone loss.

Based on years of experience, sound engineering principles and basic common sense, Implant-One Dental Implants were designed to take advantage of the Morse style taper connection, and to provide positive orientation between the implant and abutment. The 3 degree per side taper is less than any other major implant system and the less the taper, the tighter the connection. This straighter taper also demands more accurate machining of the connection surfaces, which becomes possible with use of state of the art manufacturing equipment.

The evolution of guided surgery techniques, backed by CT scans, virtual treatment planning and accurate surgical guides allows for very precise placement of Implants that was not even possible a few years ago. Implant-One implants are available in 8 different diameters and each is available in 4 lengths which allow clinicians to maximize the size of the implant within the available bone at the implant site.