The Zimmer Trabecular Metal Dental Implant features an osteoconductive mid-section that is structurally similar to cancellous bone.
Portions of the implant also use Zimmer Dental’s MTX microtextured surface, which has been documented to achieve high levels of bone-to-implant contact or ongrowth. Made from the element tantalum, Trabecular Metal Material is fabricated using a proprietary vapor deposition process.
Manufactured at Zimmer’s TMT facility in Parsippany, NJ, and used in Zimmer’s cutting-edge orthopaedic devices for more than a decade, Trabecular Metal Material is a 3-dimensional, highly biocompatible material—not an implant surface or coating. It features up to 80 percent porosity and a structure and function comparable to cancellous bone.
The Trabecular Metal Dental Implant combines the popular features of the Tapered Screw-Vent Implant (including Platform Plus Technology and crestal options) with the unique properties of Trabecular Metal Material.
Human studies of the Trabecular Metal Dental Implant started in 2010. According to Zimmer, during a study of Trabecular Metal Dental Implants in canine mandibular models, evidence of ingrowth by maturing bone was documented as early as 2 weeks after implantation