Together with Straumann, Drs. Paul Fugazzotto and Anya Rost partnered with their referring dentists and Dickerman Dental Laboratory to create a 5-day surgical peer-to-peer event in their practice near Boston. 28 Straumann PURE implants were placed using computer guided surgery, and were immediately restored with provisional crowns.
THE STRAUMANN® PURE CERAMIC IMPLANT
The Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant is the result of more than 12 years of research and development. It has a natural looking ivory color, a feature that makes the implant look more like a natural tooth and supports the clinician in cases of thin gingiva biotype or soft tissue recession. It has a monotype design based on features of the Straumann® Soft Tissue Level Standard Plus and Straumann® Bone Level Implants. Excellent clinical performance with 97.5 % survival and success rate after three years has been shown in a recent clinical study (Bormann KH, Gellrich NC,Kniha H, Schild S, Weingart D, Gahlert M. Publication in preparation 2017). With the Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant, clinicians can offer their patients a natural and highly esthetic solution, benefitting from favorable soft tissue attachment around zirconia implants.
STRAUMANN® PURE CERAMIC IMPLANT MONOTYPE MEETS PEER-TO-PEER PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
The goal of Straumann’s Peer to Peer Partnership (P2P) program is to mentor highly experienced clinicians and to give them the confidence to explore in a controlled and secure manner, new technologies and/or procedures outside their comfort zone.
An excellent example of this patient focused activity is the recent in-line case series at the clinic of Drs Fugazzotto and Rost in Milton (MA). This surgical-prosthetic event was dedicated to the Straumann PURE Ceramic Implant Monotype. 28 patients were treated with single tooth replacements in the frontal maxillary area according to an innovative surgical-prosthetic digital work flow fulfilling demanding esthetic requirements. The patients benefited from strict systematic clinical organization, which made it possible to focus on rationalized dental implant treatments specifically focused on the Ceramic Implant topic. Result: highly esthetic outcomes, happy patients and satisfied dentists!