HGIII: An Implant System to Meet Clinician and Patient Needs

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 08/27/2010
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As a dental implant educator of primarily general dentists, I?ve looked long and hard at what implant system might benefit the dentists who attend our courses. One of the most important aspects of an implant system is its contemporary design and functional features. For example, does the system have a thread design conducive to bone health and well-being while at the same time giving the implant fixture the most intimate connection to bone? Upon insertion, can the implant be redirected through design features within the implant? Is the surface of the implant fixture conducive to rapid and predictable osseointegration? Using platform switching, can the implant be placed subcrestal? Does the connection between the abutment and the implant capitalize on a biologic seal with no micro-movement?

As a dental implant educator of primarily general dentists, I?ve looked long and hard at what implant system might benefit the dentists who attend our courses. One of the most important aspects of an implant system is its contemporary design and functional features. For example, does the system have a thread design conducive to bone health and well-being while at the same time giving the implant fixture the most intimate connection to bone? Upon insertion, can the implant be redirected through design features within the implant? Is the surface of the implant fixture conducive to rapid and predictable osseointegration? Using platform switching, can the implant be placed subcrestal? Does the connection between the abutment and the implant capitalize on a biologic seal with no micro-movement?

Learning Something New

Several months ago while sitting on an airplane, I decided to catch up on some reading. While I was thumbing through the pages of a dental magazine, I came across an ad with an impressive-looking implant manufactured by a company called Hiossen. I had never heard of Hiossen before, so when I got home, I immediately began researching the company. I quickly discovered that Hiossen is part of one of the largest implant companies in the world, Osstem. After gathering more information about their implant, I decided to give them a try in my private practice and in the WhiteCap Institute.

Best of the Best

I have been placing implants as a general dentist for 22 years, and I have used almost all of the major implant systems currently available. Having this perspective and understanding the good that each implant system has to offer, I have chosen to use Hiossen implants because they provide the best of the best in implant design, surface coating, abutment connection, and prosthetic selection.

Hiossen has one of the safest and most thoughtful surgical kits on the market. This allows clinicians to safely and predictably place implants. There are several features of the Hiossen HGIII that I especially like.

Morse Taper

This refers to the tapered connection made between the abutment and the internal wall of the implant. This connection creates a seal between the abutment and the implant, preventing bacteria percolation and, most importantly, micro-movement between the abutment and the implant fixture, which, historically, has complicated bone stability and healing.

Platform Switching

Platform switching means that the diameter of the abutment is less than the diameter of the implant. This concept allows the implant to be placed subcrestal and to allow the bone to migrate to the top of the implant, rather than to the top of the first thread. This migration gives the bone a ledge to ?rest? on and creates a significant biologic seal and crestal bone stability.

Subcrestal Placement

The HGIII can be placed at bone level or subcrestal to bone level. This is important especially because I rarely consistently find bone at 1 level. Having this subcrestal implant solution allows me to position implants at the proper depth consistent with the chosen prosthetic solution.

Thread Design

The HGIII has a thread design capable of securely holding itself in all types of bone, sometimes referred to as a ?corkscrew thread.? At the same time, this allows minimal stress and strain on the cortical bone of the alveolar ridge. Implants must also have a micro-thread or a minimal thread to avoid crestal bone trauma.

Surgical Kit

Burs must safely and smoothly prepare the bone for implant insertion. This is accomplished by having solid depth stops on all osteotomy burs. All burs have depth stops that allow the clinician to focus on the location and angulation rather than worrying about depth, which is dealt with through the depth stop feature. It allows you to focus on the bone, bone density, and drilling techniques.

An Affordable Solution

There are many implants on the market that meet my required criteria. However, Hiossen?s HG III is an implant with all the bells and whistles at an economical price. This allows us to provide our patients with excellent?and affordable? implant solutions.

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