There are many factors to consider when choosing a dental implant system.
What is the true value in working with a premium dental implant system? You may consider adding a value system as a way to increase profitability in certain cases, but do you realize that this could possibly pose a risk to your practice greater than any gain in saved cost?Aligning with a premium implant provider like Straumann® provides you with more than the peace of mind that comes with the demonstrated clinical success of the system —
Straumann offers you a level of service and support that value systems cannot often provide — innovative marketing ideas, patient education, customer loyalty programs, and more. Why wouldn’t you consider this additional level of value?
Why dental professionals trust in our products
Straumann has won the confidence of its customers with this promise: a strong foundation of scientific and clinical evidence supporting the specialization, reliability, and simplicity that define every Straumann solution. With more than 3,000 published peer-reviewed studies, along with what has been learned in over 60 years of research in various scientific fields, Straumann products have demonstrated their long-term effectiveness through research studies following good clinical practice. This reliability made the Straumann® Dental Implant System one of the most widely used systems in the world with more than 13 million implants sold.
Straumann’s 31-year relationship with the International Team for Implantology (ITI®) unites more than 11,000 dental professionals from all fields of implant dentistry and dental tissue regeneration. An independent academic association, ITI actively promotes networking and exchange among its members at meetings, courses, and congresses with the objective of improving treatment methods and outcomes for the benefit of their patients.
Who we are
Straumann® – a global leader in implant dentistry offering surgical, restorative, regenerative, and digital solutions for the dental and lab business — is a pioneer of innovative technologies. We are committed to Simply Doing MoreSM for dental professionals and patients. With world-class customer service, highly skilled technical support, and a team of experienced professionals readily available to you, our vision is to be the commercial partner of choice in implant, restorative, and regenerative dentistry.
With its corporate headquarters in Basel, Switzerland and North American headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts, Straumann’s products and services are available in more than 70 countries. Having pioneered many influential technologies and techniques in dentistry, the company’s mission is to enable dental professionals to restore their patients’ dental function and overall oral health.
At Straumann, philanthropy is an integral part of our culture. We have a rich history of supporting organizations that give back to the communities in which we live and work, particularly The National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED). The NFED is a recognized leader among health-related nonprofit organizations that provides comprehensive services to individuals affected by ectodermal dysplasias and their families; helps individuals and families benefit from early diagnosis and care, and leads research that could ultimately develop a cure. In addition to our corporate activities, we encourage our employees to volunteer and give back to their own communities.
Simply Doing MoreSM
Straumann is not only a commercial partner for premium products, we strive to help you grow your practice. From a wide range of patient education materials to practice growth tools that are developed based on your needs, we will work with you every day to differentiate your practice. When you work with Straumann, you have a network of dental professionals who are by your side every day. We are committed to your success — and the esthetic results your patients demand.
Our history of innovation
The number of innovations Straumann has produced continues to grow, from the SLA® implant surface in 1998 to the hydrophilic SLActive® implant surface in 2006, the Roxolid® material in 2009 to a new generation of small diameter implant — the Narrow Neck CrossFit® — in 2012. In April 2013, Straumann expanded the Roxolid implant offering — the first Titanium Zirconium alloy developed specifically for dental implantology — to all implant diameters and introduced the Loxim™ transfer piece that is designed to provide simplified handling during implant placement. This year, Straumann completes their portfolio with the introduction of the Standard Plus Short (SPS) Implant*, the shortest screw-type implant with an internal connection on the market.**
Straumann’s dedication to innovation provides clinicians with the product solutions they need to meet the clinical demands in daily practice.
The Straumann® Dental Implant System — surgical and restorative solutions
One system. One instrument kit. Various treatments. Maximum flexibility. Straumann offers a complete line of both Soft Tissue Level and Bone Level implants for flexibility and efficiency with SLA and SLActive surface technologies designed for treatment predictability and your choice of titanium grade 4 or Roxolid material.
With characteristics such as double roughness treatment for greater bone-to-implant contact, the SLA implant surface is designed to allow loading in as little as 6 weeks after implant placement in healthy patients with sufficient bone quality and quantity. The next generation in implant surface technology, SLActive, is designed to deliver faster osseointegration to enhance confidence in all treatments, reducing healing time from 6 to 8 weeks to 3 to 4 weeks,1 and providing increased predictability in stability critical treatment protocols.
The Roxolid implant material features higher tensile strength2 and faster osseointegration3 when compared to Straumann SLActive titanium implants. The Roxolid material enabled the design of the Straumann® Standard Plus Short (SPS) Implants.* Like the Roxolid 3.3 narrow diameter implant, the SPS Implants are a significant addition in our portfolio to offer less invasive options4 for tooth replacement. The SPS Implants utilize Straumann’s award-winning material and surface technologies, Roxolid and SLActive. The additional treatment options offered by the SPS Implant may result in a less invasive procedure, helping to increase the acceptance of implant treatment to patients.
This year, all Straumann implant lines will come equipped with the Loxim transfer piece for simplified handling. Loxim is pre-mounted to the implant, self-retained, and designed for clockwise and counter-clockwise rotations with one-step implant insertion.
Excellent restorative outcomes – authenticity
Precision is the hallmark of the Straumann product portfolio. From Bone Control Design® to the implant-abutment connections, Straumann products are manufactured to exacting specifications.
Look-alike implant and abutment systems attempt to copy the original manufacturer’s design, but cannot give assurance of equal precision or material quality. Compromises, such as a poor connection between the implant and abutment, can lead to complications. When it comes to long-term stability and excellent restorative outcomes, providing genuine Straumann components from our complete prosthetic portfolio is important.
How do you know that you have an original Straumann component? You can eliminate all doubt with the Straumann Online Verification Tool and Laser Etched Titanium Abutments that enable you to confirm that you have purchased and received an original Straumann component.5
Straumann regeneration solutions
Straumann offers a complete portfolio of oral tissue regeneration solutions for various treatment situations. Some of the most exciting research and development within the dental market is being conducted on regeneration, showing the body’s potential to rebuild lost structures. Straumann is on the forefront of this research with the use of the polyethylene glycol (PEG) technology in dental applications and more expansive research on enamel matrix derivative (EMD).
With over 500 scientifically supported publications, including results over 10 years, Straumann® Emdogain™ is a protein-based gel designed to promote predictable regeneration of lost periodontal hard and soft tissue, helping to save and stabilize teeth. Clinicians have learned that treating gingival recession cases may be an important strategy in practice growth, and the use of Emdogain6 may decrease tooth sensitivity to hot and cold, support the regeneration of lost bone and tissue,7 and boost confidence by providing a more natural-looking appearance.8 Emdogain is easy to apply with prefilled syringes, it is convenient to use, and easily integrated into periodontal surgery. It’s available in three syringe sizes 0.3 ml, 0.7 ml, and the cost-effective, smaller volume 0.15 ml.
Straumann® Bone Graft Solutions provide a choice of quality products designed to support the regeneration of the patient’s own vital bone. Straumann® AlloGraft is processed with LifeNet Health®’s proprietary and patented Allowash XG® technology, designed to remove and inactivate viruses and bacteria with a Sterility Assurance Level (SAL) of 10-6, and maintain the biomechanical and/ or biochemical properties of the tissue. Straumann delivers several AlloGraft products, each designed to meet a specific clinical and patient need.
On the cutting edge of digital dentistry
What will shape the future of dentistry? Digitalization. Straumann’s complete digital package is designed for seamless connectivity to simplify workflows and offer interdisciplinary care amongst the treatment team.
Straumann delivers full prosthetic digital workflows that encompass guided surgery, intraoral scanning, and CAD/CAM technology that are reliable, precise, and dedicated to the needs of clinicians and laboratory technicians.
Straumann® Digital Solutions
Straumann’s commercial partnerships with leading digital technologies are designed to deliver seamless digital workflows to surgeons and laboratories. From intraoral scanning with Align’s Itero® and 3M™’s True Definition Scanners to 3D implant planning with coDiagnostiX treatment planning software by Dental Wings, Straumann® CARES® laboratories have an opportunity to offer digital workflow solutions across multiple platforms. From digital impressions to CAD design and the delivery of preoperative provisionals and final restorations, Straumann CARES laboratories are positioned to lead the entire dental team to the desired outcome for you and your patients.
Straumann® CARES® CAD/CAM is an integrated prosthetic design system, including state-of-the-art scanner, CAD software, and a leading materials portfolio. Through alliances with industry leaders such as Ivoclar Vivadent®, 3M™ ESPE™, and Vident™, a VITA Company, Straumann offers high-performance ceramic materials for first-class esthetic restorations. Applications for a multitude of patient situations from customized abutments to screw-retained bar and bridge solutions are available.
In 2014, commercial partnerships with 3Shape® and exocad® CAD Software expand access to Straumann’s centralized milling facility in Arlington, Texas for original customized abutments and tooth borne restorations. This growing network of dental laboratories offers additional options to surgeons and restorative dentists that insist on the quality of Original Straumann Components for their implants.
Commitment and support for Registered Dental Hygienists
For over 100 years, the public has come to know their registered dental hygienist as a trusted advisor and someone they can count on. A hygienist’s position is unique and like no other in the practice. The current trend of expanding the hygiene role shows no signs of slowing, and it’s clear that the dental industry needs to provide more support. Straumann is stepping up to help hygienists turn new challenges into opportunities for themselves and their profession while providing the best possible oral health care for their patients. Our uncompromising commitment to producing only the finest regenerative, surgical, and restorative dental products on the market, now extends to support hygienists with continuing education credits, product training, and informative patient tools.
Today. Tomorrow. Together.
Straumann invites you to grow with us. We are working on multiple initiatives that will help shape the future of dentistry. Dedication to research has allowed Straumann to deliver meaningful innovations that help clinicians improve the quality of care and life for patients.9 Straumann values the long-standing trust of customers, working with clinicians to help grow their practices through a variety of channels. From comprehensive continuing education courses designed to deliver the latest technologies and clinically relevant scientific information for surgical and restorative clinicians, office staff, and dental labs to customer loyalty programs, Straumann stands behind more than just their products — Straumann stands behind their customers.
With a full pipeline of innovative technologies, products, services, and solutions to address the changing trends in dentistry, clinicians should want to choose Straumann as their commercial partner of choice. At Straumann, the future is today.
This information was provided by Straumann.
*Pending FDA 501(k) clearance.
**As of April 22, 2014.
1. Compared to SLA.
2. Norm ASTM F67 (states min. tensile strength of annealed titanium); data on file for Straumann® cold-worked titanium and Roxolid® implants
3. Gottlow J, et al. Evaluation of a new titanium-zirconium dental implant: a biomechanical and histological comparative study in the mini pig.ClinImpDentRelatRes. 2012;14(4);538-545.
4. If a Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) procedure can be avoided.
5. Straumann recommends that you use only original Straumann prosthetic components to restore Straumann implants.
6. In combination with coronally advanced flap.
7. McGuire MK, Nunn M. Evaluation of human recession defects treated with coronally advanced flaps and either enamel matrix derivative or connective tissue. Part 2: histologic evaluation. J
8. McGuire MK, Nunn M. Evaluation of human recession defects treated with coronally advanced flaps and either enamel matrix derivative or connective tissue. Part 1: comparison of clinical parameters. J
9. Academy of Osseointegration. What are the benefits of dental implants? Retrieved February 7, 2013. https://www.osseo.org/FAQ4.htm. Accessed February 7, 2013.