Commercial or science - Courtesy ROOTS
The opinions and photographs within this web page are not ours.
Authors have been|
credited for the individual posts where they are - www.rxroots.com
From: Terry Pannkuk
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 6:01 AM
Subject: Commercial or Science?
This is the type of thing that raises my eyebrows: the artistic
representation of the Ankylos having perfectly flat bone with
absolutely no crater or even slightly above the abutment connection
versus the Astra placed into an osseous crater. These are beautiful
drawings but are these an Ankylos commercial?
I just simply want to see 5 year post treatment results to see if the
bone still looks that way. Enquiring minds want to know. If this
system can hold bone into the Morris taper slot gap like itís drawn,
I'íll buy the system tomorrow and junk my Astra. - Terry
Terry, Here is a 5 year post op of an Ankylos.
I think it looks like the drawing of Dr. Ciabanu.
Don't scrap your other system...that's not the point. I just want to
show you that these results are attainable. By the way, when you said
you wonder if the system can hold the bone in the Morris taper slot...
you may have trouble finding the definition of that...it's Morse taper
Terry...you are putting too much weight on a graphic artists
illustrations. yes the graphic artist is talented, yes he is a dentist
by training, but still illustrations are just that...illustrations.
and these particular drawings we not done on behalf of the company
(TDS) rather by an individual placing the fixtures.
If you want radiographic evidence of bone over the shoulder of an
Ankylos implant, I can provide it.
If you want histological evidence of bone over the shoulder of an
Ankylos implant, i can provide it.
If you want radiographic evidence of bone loss (cratering) around
many other 'traditional' systems i can provide as well as refer you
to a lot of lit which supports this. and yes there are 5 year post
treatment results...gosh the implant system is older than NBC RS.
just about to jump on a plane to fly to the far off land of Edmonton
(yes it snowed there yesterday) give a private teaching to another
Ankylos convert...got my Kool-Aid and we will drink it together tomorrow.
a little tongue in cheek humour. - Dwayne
Start buying the Akylos set, you are going to be amazed!!
Met vriendelijke groeten, Jaap-Wim Spaargaren
Terry, this is not my case, it comes from Frankfurt University. This
shows the bone levels with a distal cantilever on a severe bruxer after
8 years. See how stable the bone has remained!!! I have been using it
for over 5 years and the referrals have accepted the system pretty well,
even though they were use to another system. Trust me, you will
recommend the best treatment for endo and they do not question you
because of your expertise and knowledge that it is the best option for
the patient. Read the science and studies behind it, tell them to let
you place this type of implant for your patients and that you will make
them familiar with the restorative aspects of it. I provide them
with a prosthetic kit so that they do not have to buy anything, once
they uncover the first one and see how clean it is, the great tissue
that they have around the implant and abutment, you will make them a
believer. When I started many years ago I had the same opposition to the
"NEW" system ( around since 1987 ), but if they trust you as I know they do,
it will work beautifully for you. If you want the system Victor Onwudiwe
and he can send a rep to your area, he is on the forum. Good luck with
everything my friend. - Jose
P.S. Do not throw your Astra implants away, put them on E-bay!!
Jose, just had a chance to see the x-ray.
Indeed very nice long term result - but same result is achievable with
systems as well as long as occlusion correctly managed. - Liviu
Liviu, you are a 100% correct and I understand that by re-establishing
the anterior guidance to help in the dis-occlussion of the posterior
teeth you achieve this result, but what I have seen with other systems
is that you still need the implant in slight under-occlusion to protect
it and even still the screw sometimes comes loose. Frustrating, with the
Morse taper connection I have not seen that happen. Thanks for your
comments and expertise in this matter, hope to see you in Barcelona,
take care my friend - Jose
Jose, thank you very much. I have attached one of my cases for your
information. Promise to look into the Ankylos system soon! :0) - Liviu