BioHorizons™ Tapered PTG Implants
Expanding clinical protocols
BioHorizons Tapered PTG implants support full-arch treatment in severely resorbed maxillae and provide an alternative to grafting, potentially expediting treatment.1
Developed in a 4.2mm diameter with 15 and 18mm lengths, the implants feature a unique, dual-tapered body with aggressive buttress threads, suitable for engagement during angled placement in the posterior maxilla. This approach maximizes AP spread for full arch restorations, while maintaining high implant stability.
Features of the Tapered PTG Implant System
Precision engineered Laser-Lok collar shown to promote oblique connective tissue attachment, much like a natural tooth.
Dynamically engages bone during placement, providing stability in varying bone densities.
Dual-tapered design reduces the apical diameter, allowing for precise placement in complicated sites.
45° conical internal hex connection is color-coded for quick identification and component matching.
Laser-Lok™: better science, better implants
Control cellular migration - control esthetic outcomes
Only the Laser-Lok surface has been shown using light microscopy, polarized light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy to also be effective for soft tissue attachment. 2,3
"There is no other implant that shows functional orientation of fibers. There is not one. This is the only one. This is so important." 4
— Dr. Edward P Allen
1. Reference L01077 for Tapered PTG indications
2. Human Histologic Evidence of a Connective Tissue Attachment to a Dental Implant. M Nevins, ML Nevins, M Camelo, JL Boyesen, DM Kim. International Journal of Periodontics Restorative Dentistry. Vol. 28, No. 2, 2008.
3. Histologic evidence of a connective tissue attachment to laser microgrooved abutments: a canine study. M Nevins, DDS, DM Kim, DDS, DMSc, SH Jun, DDS, MS, K Guze, DMD, P Schupbach, PhD, ML Nevins, DMD, MMSc. Accepted for publication: IJPRD, Vol 30, No. 3, 2010.
4. Symposium 2013 Laser-Lok highlights, Available at: Laser-Lok highlights