A continuous evolution
Our groundbreaking innovations are the result of knowledge and understanding of the biological and clinical processes involved in dental implant therapy.
1985 – Clinical use of the first generation of implants with Conical Seal Design and Connective Contour is initiated in a study at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.
1989 – The idea of blasting the implant surface with titanium dioxide particles to increase bone growth and osseointegration is presented and the TiOblast surface is born.
1990 – A team at the University of Oslo, Norway, conceives the concept of using a fluoride-modified implant surface to help speed up the osseointegration process. As a result, the first experimental pre-clinical studies on OsseoSpeed are initiated in 1993. In 2000, the first patient receives an OsseoSpeed implant at the University of Oslo. The first and only chemically modified implant surface – OsseoSpeed – is launched in 2004 at EAO in Paris.
1991 – The idea of minute threads on the implant neck to ensure positive biomechanical bone stimulation and maintained marginal bone level is born – MicroThread. After comparing 840 threads of different shapes and sizes, the optimal profile for positive stress distribution is identified.
2007 – Atlantis patient-specific CAD/CAM abutments are introduced for the Astra Tech Implant System.
2010 – OsseoSpeed TX is launched. TX stands for tapered apex and it is introduced on the complete implant assortment.
2011 – OsseoSpeed TX Profile, the unique, patented implant that is anatomically designed for sloped ridges, is introduced.
2014 – Introduction of the Astra Tech Implant System EV. The design philosophy of the implant system is based on the natural dentition utilizing a site-specific, crown-down approach. Featuring a unique interface with one-position-only placement for Atlantis patient-specific CAD/CAM abutments.