How do you get optimal long-term treatment outcomes for your patients? The standard norm regarding dental implant treatment success from 1986 does not reflect what is possible to achieve today. There are no reasons why the clinician or the patient should accept a marginal bone loss of up to 1.5 millimeters based on a standard set 20 years ago. We have proved in study after study that with Astra Tech Implant System™ the mean marginal bone level reduction is only 0.3 millimeters over five years.
With our strong focus on research, science and documentation, we have followed the maintenance of the marginal bone level on our own system for many years and noted that the marginal bone levels on Astra Tech implants have been extraordinarily well maintained. When comparing our exceptional result to the current standard norm, it turns out that there is a huge gap between what can be achieved with the Astra Tech Implant System™ and what is currently accepted as a successful treatment result.
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More than 40 published articles show that the mean marginal bone level reduction when using the Astra Tech Implant System™ is 0.3 millimeters during the first year of loading and after that it is stable. The conclusion is that the Astra Tech Implant System has a mean marginal bone reduction of 0.3 millimeters – a result that is four times better compared to the current standard norm after five years.
The red line in the graph illustrates what has, until now, been perceived as the standard norm for acceptable marginal bone loss related to dental implant treatment. The figures are based on the three different articles stated next to the graph above. The articles describe the acceptable marginal bone loss to be less than 1.0 millimeter during the first year of loading and less than 0.2 millimeters annually during the following year. Thereafter, the marginal bone loss has been described to become stable, resulting in a marginal bone loss of approximately 1.5 millimeters after five years.