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How is the Bicon plateau design different?

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2013 02:35AM EDT

Bicon’s plateau or fin design offers at least 30% more surface area than a screw implant of the same dimensions and provides for the callus formation of mature, cortical-like, Haversian bone between the plateaus or fins of the implant.


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Coelho, P.G., Granato, R., Marin, C., Bonfante, E.A., Janal, M.N., Sukuki, M., Biomechanical and Bone Histomorphologic Evaluation of Four Surfaces on Plateau Root Form Implants: An Experimental Study in Dogs, Oral Surg Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2010 May;109(5):e39-45.

Coelho, P.G., Bonfante E.A., Marin C., Granato R., Giro, G., Suzuki, M., Human Retrieval Study of Plasma-sprayed Hydroxyapatite-Coated Plateau Root Form Implants After 2 Months to 13 Years in Function, Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants, 2010;20(4):335-342.

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