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Inside Dentistry
May 2015
Volume 11, Issue 5


Implant-supported solutions not only provide esthetic results but can also provide improved function compared to traditional denture solutions. For the patient, implant-supported solutions can help to eliminate problems such as pain from the pressure of ill-fitting dentures and atrophy as a result of inactivity or pressure requiring relining of existing dentures. Research shows that even a two-implant-supported denture solution can help to improve patients' psychological well-being and overall quality of life.

The ongoing development both in product design and technology continues to drive implant-supported overdentures as a new standard of care for edentulous patients. These solutions are available in both removable and fully-fixed options.

The SmartFix® Concept

For ANKYLOS® and XiVE® Implant Systems

The SmartFix concept is an effective and time-saving implant-prosthetic technique for immediate, screw-retained restorations in the upper and lower jaw. A minimum of four implants is required in the lower mandible, and six implants are typically recommended for the upper maxilla.

The SmartFix concept allows for restorations on angled implants using either a 15° or 30° angled ANKYLOS Balance Base or XiVE MP Abutment. These two-piece abutments provide the optimal design freedom for the superstructure in terms of height and diameter. The abutment components are pre-mounted in a short, flexible seating instrument for easier handling and placement of the abutment into the implant.

ANKYLOS® SynCone® Concept

Stability and Patient Comfort

The ANKYLOS SynCone System is a removable solution developed to simplify the immediate loading of overdentures on a minimum of four implants. It utilizes the telescopic crown technique and can help to reduce costs and laboratory-intensive procedures.

ATLANTIS™ Conus Concept

A Removable Prosthesis with the Comfort of a Fixed Restoration

Available for all major implant systems, the newly introduced ATLANTIS Conus concept provides a friction-fit, non-resilient prosthetic restoration for fully edentulous patients. The patient-specific solution consists of a uniquely designed, conical shaped abutment with corresponding caps that incorporates an implant-borne prosthesis while being removable like an overdenture. Designed to fit SynCone caps, ATLANTIS Conus Abutments ensure a tightly-seated final restoration, minimizing gaps and micro-movement.

In addition, ATLANTIS Conus concept provides:

• A cost-effective and comfortable implant-supported prosthesis, designed for optimal access for oral hygiene.

• A solution that eliminates the need for design or manual adjustments, allowing you to save time and increase profitability.

• A simplified restorative procedure, eliminating the need for investment in stock components.


"The ATLANTIS™ Conus concept is an exciting new solution that offers my edentulous patients the best of both worlds when it comes to full-arch, implant-supported restorations. It provides the feel and function of a fixed restoration due to its excellent stability and retention, and the optimal hygiene of a removable restoration. ATLANTIS Conus is also versatile and economical, making it easy for me to offer a predictable prosthetic option to all of my edentulous patients.”
Anthony M. Deliberato, DDS
Westlake, Ohio


Patient-Specific Bar, Bridge, and Hybrid Suprastructures

ATLANTIS ISUS suprastructures for fixed and removable implant-supported prostheses are also available for all major implant systems in a choice of titanium or cobalt-chrome. The milling strategies for ATLANTIS ISUS are optimized for a precise and tension-free fit.

Latest developments* include:

• ATLANTIS ISUS 2in1 combines screw-retained stability with removable prosthetic convenience. A primary frame is fixed to implants, while a secondary bridge or hybrid suprastructure finished with custom teeth and denture resin attaches to the primary using friction and additional retention elements.

• Angulated screw access for ATLANTIS ISUS Bridge and Hybrid allows the prosthetic screw access channel to be angled in 5˚ increments up to 30 degrees off the implant/abutment axis, for optimal esthetics and function.

*ATLANTIS ISUS 2in1 and ATLANTIS ISUS Angulated screw access are not available in Canada.


DENTSPLY Implants offers comprehensive solutions for all phases of implant therapy, including ANKYLOS®, ASTRA TECH Implant System™ and XiVE® implant lines, digital technologies, such as ATLANTIS™ patient-specific CAD/CAM solutions and SIMPLANT® guided surgery, SYMBIOS® regenerative solutions, and professional development programs. DENTSPLY Implants creates value for dental professionals and allows for predictable and lasting implant treatment outcomes, resulting in enhanced quality of life for patients.

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