Xian Feng Dental Magazine • July 2016
The Past and Present State of the Art in Dental Implants
Implants have existed for thousands of years, and titanium implants have existed since 1965. There have been many developments in titanium implants in the last 50 years. The culmination of all the developments and the present state of the art in dental implants is demonstrated by the EL (Esthetic Line) dental implant by C-TECH. The EL implant superior performance is due to its main characteristics: Platform switching, Morse lock, tapered, conical connection as well as a bevelled shoulder and agressive main body threading. The Morse lock conical connection brings substantial benefits: connection strength, protection against bacterial infiltration of the gap, hindrance of screw loosening and consequent prosthetic failure. The generous main body threading provides excellent bone to implant contact as well as excellent performance in soft bone.