The INVERTA implant represents the latest breakthrough technology from Southern Implants and is designed for optimising aesthetics in maxillary anterior extraction socket sites. At the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO), currently being held in Lisbon until 28 September, the company is showcasing its newest product.
The INVERTA implant features a novel Body-Shift design that addresses challenges many clinicians face with immediate anterior implant procedures. The innovative design of the inverted coronal segment of the implant allows for a chamber for bone growth to be created, thereby enhancing the ability to obtain natural-looking aesthetics. The wider apical portion allows the implant to achieve the primary stability critical in immediate placement.
INVERTA also incorporates proven features from Southern Implants’ other implant product lines, such as its SInergy Surface with decades of clinical research and high-strength Grade 4 pure titanium, which provides exceptional fatigue strength. The new implant is available with the popular deep conical internal and external hex connections. For treatment flexibility, INVERTA is available in a straight configuration and 12° Co-Axis, the latter offering built-in Subcrestal Angle Correction without using angled abutments, resulting in greater facial soft-tissue volume and providing ideal screw-retained restorative options.
Dr Pär-Olov Östman, a respected opinion leader who practises in Falun, Sweden, commented on the innovative implant design: “To be able to use INVERTA implants in aesthetically challenging cases gives me a predictable outcome with limited buccal recession and healthy soft tissue.”
The following clinical research articles on INVERTA have been published and more articles are expected to be released throughout 2019 and beyond:
Chu SJ, Östman PO, Nicolopoulos C, Yuvanoglu P, Chow J, Nevins M, Tarnow DP. Prospective multicenter clinical cohort study of a novel macro hybrid implant in maxillary anterior postextraction sockets—1-year results. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2018;38(Suppl):s17–s27.
Chu SJ, Tan-Chu JH, Levin BP, Sarnachiaro GO, Lyssova V, Tarnow DP. A paradigm change in macro implant concept: inverted body-shift design for extraction sockets in the esthetic zone. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2019 Jul/Aug;40(7):444–52.
Nevins M, Chu SJ, Jang W, Kim DM. Evaluation of an innovative hybrid macrogeometry dental implant in immediate extraction sockets: a histomorphometric pilot study in foxhound dogs. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2019 Jan/Feb;39(1):29–37.