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The Best Thing Next to Bone™ Introducing osseoincorporation to implant dentistry.

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TRABECULAR METAL TECHNOLOGY Trabecular Metal Technology is an innovative material utilized by Zimmer for over 15 years in implantable orthopaedic devices. Uses of Trabecular Metal Material are varied and have included joint reconstruction, bone void filling and soft tissue repair.13 Zimmer Dental is currently working on multiple ways to integrate Trabecular Metal Technology into its oral rehabilitation portfolio. What is Trabecular Metal Technology? Trabecular Metal Technology is a three-dimensional material, not an implant surface or coating. Its structure is similar to cancellous bone.4 6...

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How is Trabecular Metal Material Made? Trabecular Metal Material is fabricated in Zimmer’s TMT facility in Parsippany, New Jersey. The Trabecular Metal material process demands strict specifications for pore size, shape and interconnectivity to ensure a cancellous bone-like structure is obtained. Utilizing a thermal deposition process, elemental tantalum is deposited onto a substrate, creating a nanotextured surface topography to build Trabecular Metal Material, one atom at a time. This proprietary process utilizes the physical and biological properties of tantalum to create a unique...

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potential for bone ingrowth a Topography A glimpse inside Trabecular Metal Material reveals its uniform three-dimensional cellular architecture with up to 80% porosity.2-4,6,24,25 The entire surface area of Trabecular Metal Material exhibits a nanotextured topography.26,27 Figure 8 Nanotextured surface topography of Trabecular Metal struts Osseoincorporation Conventional textured or coated implant surfaces achieve bone-to-implant contact, or ongrowth.17 However, Trabecular Metal Material’s consistent, open and interconnected network of pores is designed for both ongrowth AND ingrowth, or...

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Bone Ingrowth in Canine Mandibular Models BONE TRABECULAR METAL In a study of Trabecular Metal Implants placed in canine mandibular models, evidence of ingrowth by maturing bone has been documented as early as two weeks after implantation.33,34 Further research is required to determine the rate of ingrowth and its effects on secondary stability in human dental applications. Figure 12 Documented ingrowth in canine mandible While other manufacturers have tried to mimic the attributes of Trabecular Metal Technology, sintered bead and other conventional porous coatings and materials differ...

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Macheras GA, Papagelopoulos PJ, Kateros K, Kostakos AT, Baltas D, Karachalios TS. Radiological evaluation of the metal-bone interface of a porous tantalum monoblock acetabular component. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006;88-B:304-309. 2. Wigfield C, Robertson J, Gill S, Nelson R. Clinical experience with porous tantalum cervical interbody implants in a prospective randomized controlled trial. Br J Neurosurg. 2003;17(5):418-425. Nasser S, Poggie RA. Revision and salvage patellar arthroplasty using a porous tantalum implant. Unger AS, Lewis RJ, Gruen T. Evaluation of a porous tantalum uncemented...

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Zhang Y, et al. Interfacial frictional behavior: Cancellous bone, cortical bone, and a novel porous tantalum biomaterial. J Musculoskel Res. 1999;3(4):245-251. Data on file with Zimmer Dental Inc. Bobyn JD, Stackpool GJ, Hacking SA, Tanzer M, Krygier JJ. Characteristics of bone ingrowth and interface mechanics of a new porous tantalum biomaterial. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1999; 81:907-914. Tsao AK, Roberson JR, Christie MJ, Dore DD, Heck DA, Robertson DD, Poggie RA. Biomechanical and clinical evaluations of a porous tantalum implant for the treatment of early-stage osteonecrosis. J Bone Joint...

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©2012 Zimmer Dental Inc. All rights reserved. 2396, Rev. 10/12. SLActive is a trademark of Straumann AG. TiUnite is a registered trademark of Nobel Biocare. Endopore is a registered trademark of Sybron Implant Solutions. SEMs taken by Zimmer Dental Inc. Please note that not all products are registered or available in every country/region. Please check with a Zimmer Dental representative for availability and additional information. For more information about our Products, Regenerative Materials and Educational Opportunities, contact us: To receive our eNews visit us at...

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