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Excellent initial stability and perfect esthetic results

by: Kai Klimek and Roberto Sleiter

NobelActive is the most versatile choice for your implant dentistry practice.

A third-generation dental implant, NobelActive has been designed to meet the high demands of dental implant surgery and implant prosthetics efficiently. Reliably high initial stability for immediate loading clearly sets NobelActive apart from conventional implant systems.

With its innovative thread design, NobelActive condenses the bone during insertion at every turn, which differentiates it from other self-tapping implants available on the market.

The expanding, tapered implant body of NobelActive features a double- lead thread design, which also contributes to the high initial stability characteristic of this implant.

The innovative implant tip allows fine adjustments in implant orientation to be made during insertion to optimize the final position of the implant in the bone, without jeopardizing initial stability. The implant thread allows gradual atraumatic narrow ridge expansion and was developed to attain high initial stability even in compromised bone situations.

These new attributes provide significant advantages for the subsequent prosthetic management and facilitate co-operation between the surgical and prosthetic teams.


Macroscopically visible surface grooves not only promote, but also accelerate new bone formation in conjunction with the TiUnite surface of this implant.1 TiUnite is a highly crystalline and phosphate-enriched titanium oxide surface, available exclusively from Nobel Biocare. This patented, biocompatible surface has been scientifically proven both in the long and short term to enhance osseointegration and increase the predictability of implant treatment.2, 3

Many prosthetic solutions

NobelActive has an internal conical connection. The connection offers the clinician the option of restoring the tooth with a wide range of prefabricated prosthetics as well as with NobelProcera.

Using NobelProcera, the implant can be restored with a comprehensive combination of prosthetic options (e.g. with abutments made either of zirconia or titanium), to assure the best possible function and esthetics.

Getting it right from the start

Product development at Nobel Biocare is based upon the principles established by Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark, namely that all innovation should be based on sound scientific research and subjected to systematic clinical evaluation before entering full-scale commercial distribution. That is why NobelActive went through rigorous clinical trials, eight months of clinical testing and extensive technical study in the prelaunch phase. Dentists from every corner of the globe participated in the endeavor.

The clinician’s response also confirmed how important previous training was in order to make the most of the novel and innovative properties of this implant. Nobel Biocare therefore strongly recommends participating in a practical training course before using NobelActive.

Science first and foremost

Nobel Biocare is currently conducting a number of multi-center clinical trials to assess the success, soft tissue maintenance and bone remodeling of NobelActive implants over time. One is a five-year, randomized, controlled, prospective study examining the NobelActive implant in the anterior and posterior regions of the maxilla and mandible, and shows that NobelActive can be used under the demanding treatment conditions of immediate loading, with stable bone and soft tissue levels after two years in function.

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2 Glauser R, Zembic A, Ruhstaller P & Windisch S (2007). Five-year results of implants with anoxidized surface placed predominantly in softquality bone and subjected to immediate occlusal loading. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 97 Suppl. I): 59-68. Erratum in: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (2008) 99: 167. 

3 Glauser R, Portmann M, Ruhstaller P, Lundgren AK, Hämmerle C, Gottlow J. Stability measurements of immediately loaded machined and oxidized implants in the posterior maxilla. A comparative clinical study using resonance frequency analysis. Appl Osseontegration Res 2001;2:27-29.]

Örtorp A, Jemt T. Clinical experiences of computer numeric control milled titanium frameworks supported by implants in the edentulous jaw: a 5-year prospective study. Clin Impl Dent Relat Res 2004;6(4):199 – 209.

Kielbassa AM, Arnhart C, Barlattani A, Jackowski J, Knauf M, Lorenzoni M, Maiorana C, Martínez-de Fuentes R, Mericske-Stern R, Rompen E, Sanz M, Goldstein M. Randomized Controlled Trial on a Novel Tapered, Variable Thread Implant Design Versus a Standard Tapered Implant Design in Immediate Function: 24th Annual Meeting of Academy of Osseointegration 23rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, February 26–28 2009; Abstract CO-5.

Martínez-de Fuentes R, Arnhart C, Barlattani A, Goldstein M,Jackowski J, Kielbassa AM, Lorenzoni M, Maiorana C, Mericske-Stern R, Rompen E, Sanz M, Strub JR. J Dent Res 2010; 89(Spec Iss B):4704