Implant dentistry has a new bone healing process called Osseoincorporation

October 1, 2012

The term Osseoincorporation refers to a bone healing process that studies indicate is possible with Zimmer Dental's Trabecular Metal Dental Implant.

The term Osseoincorporation refers to a bone healing process that studies indicate is possible with Zimmer Dental's Trabecular Metal Dental Implant.

Zimmer Dental Inc., a leading provider of dental oral rehabilitation products, announces its FDA approval to use the term “osseoincorporation in describing the unique bone healing process made possible with its Zimmer®Trabecular Metal™ Dental Implant.

Osseoincorporation refers to the healing potential of bone onto an implant surface and into an implant structure. The Trabecular Metal Dental Implant features an osteoconductive mid-section, formed from Trabecular Metal material, designed for ingrowth as well as ongrowth in a process new to implant dentistry called osseoincorporation.

Human studies of the Trabecular Metal Dental Implant started in 2010. In a study of Trabecular Metal Dental Implants in canine mandibular models, evidence of ingrowth by maturing bone was documented as early as two weeks after implantation. In a human proof-of-principle study, survival rates have been strong with implants restored at two weeks. Immediate loading is indicated when there is good primary stability and an appropriate occlusal load.

Manufactured at Zimmer’s TMT facility in Parsippany, NJ, and used in Zimmer’s cutting-edge orthopedic devices for more than a decade, Trabecular Metal material is a three-dimensional, highly biocompatible material-not an implant surface or coating-with up to 80 percent porosity for bone ingrowth and a structure comparable to cancellous bone. The interconnected porosity is designed to enhance secondary stability through a high volume of ingrowth.

Combining the popular features of the Tapered Screw-Vent® Implant with the unique properties of Trabecular Metal material, the Trabecular Metal Dental Implant is compatible with the Tapered Screw-Vent Surgical Kit and prosthetics for easy incorporation into treatment plans