PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida--Due to patient treatment expectations, today there are increasing demands on dental implant designs and performance. BIOMET 3i has answered these demands with the introduction of a new implant designed to help achieve primary stability and improved clinical success rates, the OSSEOTITE 2 Parallel Walled Implant. The new OSSEOTITE 2 Parallel Walled Implant is based on macrogeometric design enhancements of the legacy OSSEOTITE Implant and is designed for more Immediate bone-to-implant contact for achieving better primary stability. The new design has a longer parallel walled section for more direct implant body contact with the osteotomy walls. The shorter apical taper and cutting flutes provide more apical stability while the long and narrow thread profile for the 5.0 mm and 6.0 mm implants generates an anchoring “bite-in-bone” engagement. This helps to reduce the risk of excessive micromovement early in the healing process. BIOMET 3i and 3Shape collaborate to provide dental laboratory-designed patient-specific abutments for implant dentistryIn addition, a clinical evaluation indicates at least 98% success rates. OSSEOTITE 2 Parallel Walled Implants are available in 3.25, 4.0, 5.0, and 6.0 mm configurations and are manufactured from biocompatible commercially pure titanium. To facilitate a transition to the new design, existing OSSEOTITE parallel walled prosthetic components, drilling instrumentation and guidelines remain compatible with OSSEOTITE 2 Implants with one exception--tapping with new dense bone taps for 5.0 and 6.0 mm OSSEOTITE 2 Implants is required. Comments from clinicians who have used OSSEOTITE 2 Parallel Walled Implants include: “In my opinion, the OSSEOTITE 2 Certain Implant can be a great help in achieving better primary stability in soft bone,” said Dr. Michael Christgau, Germany.“I found the implant provided higher primary stability, particularly in immediate placement scenarios!” said Dr. Tiziano Tealdo, Italy.“The Implant provides a nice stable feeling. I believe it’s the best straight wall implant I have ever placed,” saidDr. Pär-Olov Östman, Sweden.For more information, visit www.biomet3i.com or contact (800) 342-5454; outside the U.S. dial (561) 776-6700.To comment on this product, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.