BioHorizons is the fastest growing oral reconstructive device company in North America as a result of our commitment to providing the most comprehensive line of evidence-based, scientifically proven dental implants and tissue regeneration solutions.
Founded in 1994 as an incubator company at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, BioHorizons has grown into one of the largest dental implant companies in the world, with over 1,000 employees.
BioHorizon is the only company with Laser-Lok, a surface technology proven to attach & retain crestal bone and achieve connective tissue attachment.
Tapered Internal BioHorizon Implants
The Tapered Internal implants features the proprietary Laser-Lok microchannels and patented reverse buttress threads on an anatomically tapered implant body. The Tapered Internal Implant also includes the value and simplicity of the esthetic 3inOne™ prepable titanium abutment, with the same 1.5mm deep internal hex connection as the Internal and Single-stage Implants.
Single-stage BioHorizon Implant
Single-stage is placed using the same surgical kit as the Internal (two-stage) Implant and also shares its internal hex connection. This flexibility allows clinician to choose the implant design that best suits each particular case.
External BioHorizon Dental Implants
External also features the included 3inOne prepable titanium abutment, coupled with the time-proven 1mm high external hex. Modified-square threads have been proven to provide higher bone-to-implant contact and reverse-torque values than v-thread designs.
One-piece 3.0 BioHorizon Dental Implant
One-piece 3.0 with its integrated crown & bridge abutment is specifically indicated for replacing maxillary laterals and mandibular incisors.
What are the pros and cons of dental implants?
Advantages: As we get older, dentures and removable bridges are usually loose and unstable, implants are dental replacements that are both natural looking and very functional. Dental Implants provides improved appearance, improved speech, comfort, easier eating, improved oral health, have good durability and is convenience as compared to traditional removable bridges, and offer the same force for biting as bridges that are fixed in place. Implants do normally last for the lifetime.
Disadvantages: Implants are a major investment and not without risk. As dental implant treatment involves surgery, it is very important to research and find a well credited dental implant dentist that you are comfortable with. As with similar types of surgery, bruising and minor swelling might also develop shortly after the procedure. The crown (or false tooth placed on top of the dental implant) may need to be replaced in ten to fifteen years.
Mini and micro implants normally have only one limited application that is to support a denture via a "snap-on" attachment. The chance of upgrading later on to another prosthesis, which requires a different attachement or interface currently does not exist with mini implants. The success rates for micro implants and mini implants tend also to be lower, but there is still very little data out there. Mini-implants however are definately are less expensive than their conventional counterparts. However, if opting to upgrade to a fixed prosthesis in the future, mini implants would unlikely be choosen.
Tooth Implants generally last for 10-20 years or more depending on the location of the implant and patient compliance with oral hygiene and dental visits. Because molars receive more stress and wear and tear, these tooth implants may typically not last as long as implants located at the front.
Implants and abutments do come in one piece. However, the safest surgical technique is not to have anything sticking so high above the gums before osseointegration. Furthermore, implant abutments offer plenty of choices and possibilities. Abutments can be straight or tilted to compensate for non-ideal positions of implants.