Bredent’s Bone Growth Concept offers better osseintegration

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Improved osseointegration thanks to bredent’s Bone Growth Concept

Bredent’s new Bone Growth Concept allows more space for the soft and hard tissue to attach to the implant. (Image: bredent)


Wed. 27 September 2023


LONDON, UK: The success of implant treatments depends on many factors. The implant design plays an important role and can contribute to optimal osseointegration. That is why bredent has introduced its Bone Growth Concept, equipping its implants with a back-taper. The Bone Growth Concept is a further development of the company’s platform-switching concept.

The back-taper provides more space for hard- and soft-tissue attachment. (Image: bredent)

Platform switching has been proved in modern implant systems. Now, the back-taper is an additional element which provides more space for hard- and soft-tissue attachment compared with cylindrical and conical implant shapes.

Clinical experience has shown that the additional space created by the back-taper can be increased by sub-crestal positioning of the bredent copaSKY implant. The slim concave-shaped abutments provide more space for soft-tissue attachment and bone growth on the back-taper. This has been confirmed in a multicentre clinical study.

The micro-structured surface of the back-taper further supports the attachment of bone and connective tissue. When the edge of the back-taper is positioned sub-crestally, there is the possibility of depositing bone chips on it, thereby preventing the ingrowth of soft tissue and offering additional support for osseointegration. Thanks to the minimalist design of the cover screw, the peri-implant tissue around the back-taper is not irritated during reopening. Any new bone formed on the anodised cover screw can be easily removed with a sharp excavator.

Prof. Jörg Neugebauer, president-elect of the Academy of Osseointegration. (Image: Jörg Neugebauer)

The implant and abutment design, the micro-structured back-taper and the sub-crestal positioning of the copaSKY implant synergistically not only prevent bone resorption but also reliably support the formation of new bone which completely encloses the implant. Regardless of the clinical indication, new bone formation can be observed, from single-tooth restoration to the rehabilitation of edentulous jaws according to the SKY fast & fixed therapy. The vertical dimension of the alveolar ridge is preserved through the newly formed bone on the back-taper because there is reduced indication for bone levelling.

“For the Bone Growth Concept, we require platform-switching implants with micro-structured shoulders, essential for osseointegration and a stable marginal bone level. For the adaptation of the bone, we place the implant slightly below bone level so that the bone can grow over this gap. During the site preparation and surgical procedure, we collect the bone chips, which we put on the implant shoulder and in the jumping gap. Bredent’s implant systems enable exactly this technique,” commented Prof. Jörg Neugebauer, president-elect of the Academy of Osseointegration.

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