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Tiunite, But what is it?

The premier moderately rough surface. With pore openings and volcano-like elevations both in the lower micrometer and nanometer range, TiUnite is produced from phosphate enriched titanium oxide.

There’s nothing quite like TiUnite®! TiUnite is titanium oxide developed into an osseoconductive biomaterial through spark anodization. TiUnite builds on the tradition of the machined implant surface, but offers improved results.

Since its market introduction in 2000, TiUnite has shown that it serves to maintain implant stability immediately after placement with enhanced osseointegration and anchorage in surrounding bone.

Maintaining marginal bone in the long term is crucial for maximizing functional endurance and ensuring esthetics with long-term soft tissue support.

As you would expect from Nobel Biocare, TiUnite supports stable marginal bone levels after the initial bone remodeling phase and over the long term.

TiUnite expands treatment possibilities while providing safe and reliable outcomes. Implants with the TiUnite surface can be used in all indications, bone types and treatment protocols. The longest clinical data available for TiUnite implants, immediately loaded in regions of predominantly soft bone, demonstrates a 97.9% cumulative survival rate (CSR) and stable marginal bone levels, ten years after implant placement.

Results of clinical use demonstrate that dental professionals can effectively reduce the time at risk for immediately loaded implants using TiUnite.

More than just a well-known brand, TiUnite has set the standard in implant surface technology for more than a decade. To date, it has been clinically documented in more than 190 publications with over 9,600 patients, 29,000 implants and—in some studies—more than 10 years of follow-up. In total, more than 11 million implants with TiUnite have been used.

No one should have to die with their teeth in a glass of water beside their bed.
Per-Ingvar Brånemark

All of Per-Ingvar Brånemark’s first patients were edentulous cases that he treated with full-arch restorations. Consequently, no other form of oral implant treatment has more or longer favorable follow-up than these traditional bone-anchored solutions.

The data set extends well back into the post-war era. Nobel Biocare is proud to continue to develop new solutions based on this experience.

If you’re looking for an efficient full-arch treatment concept for immediate loading—one that’s both affordable and well-proven—All-on-4 treatment is supported with almost fifteen years of clinical success. This treatment option, it should be noted, was pioneered by Nobel Biocare.

The humble overdenture—still a good alternative to the removable denture according to the long-term data that Nobel Biocare solutions have accumulated over the years—has gone high-tech with the advent of the NobelProcera Implant Bar Overdenture.

Tell removable denture wearers that there is a well proven, scientifically validated, bone-anchored alternative to the countless social, emotional and even nutritional disappointments they’ve faced since losing their teeth—and they will be eager to know more.

There are many options to consider when you meet dissatisfied removable denture users—including zygomatic solutions for the long- time denture wearer with severely resorbed maxillary bone. Nobel Biocare covers all the bases.

The Challenge of Longevity

Despite reports from the WHO that indicate that oral health is improving in all age groups globally, edentulism is still on the upswing as we’re surviving into old age in greater numbers than ever before. Living a full life—rather than just surviving— requires teeth that work; and for the edentulous patient that means implant-based prosthetics.

Implant innovations, such as NobelSpeedy and NobelActive, deliver the high initial stability necessary to turn immediate loading into routine procedure today, but are only part of the treatment equation.

You have to trust every aspect of the treatment protocol, the associated surgical and prosthetic components, and the time-proven reliability of the entire treatment concept, if you are going to recommend implants to the removable denture wearer. Nobel Biocare delivers on all these points.

To effectively present the good news of implant-based alternatives to denture wearers, one has to be aware of their worries and concerns and make them aware of the long-term detrimental effects of edentulism.

Bone resorption leads to facial changes, accelerated superficial signs of aging, and masticatory difficulties. Even the best fitting removable dentures could cause additional problems such as difficulty speaking, reluctance to laugh, and the widely heard complaint: sore spots and painful blisters.

According to a scientific finding published by J. Fisk et al, in 1998, the most common complaints from people wearing dentures are serious indeed. They include a sense of premature aging, less self-confidence and more frequent embarrassment.

People who wear removable dentures report that they enjoy food and drinks less, no longer laugh freely and find social networking more difficult. A poorly fitting denture worsens the situation while an implant-anchored or retained solution improves it.

It may be difficult to get removable denture wearers to meet the osseointegration specialist—many of them don’t visit the dentist, except when they are having problems, after all. Still, it’s well worth the effort to make the connection.

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