Fixture BioHelix™ Respect Internal Connection
The new Fixture from Brånemark Integration Sweden AB
Internal Conical Connection
The new internal conical connection from Brånemark Integration Sweden AB is featuring the known Platfrom Switching Concept. The connection is aquipped with a hexagonal rotational locking design for precise positioning of single abutments.
Parallel and Tapered in ONE Design
BioHelix ™ Respect combines the Original Parallel Walled macro design with a Tapered Implant Body thanks to the redesigned Self-cutting Apex.
New Self-Cutting Apex; Simplified Protocol
The redesigned self-cutting apex with 5 cutting chambers offers gentle and efficient bone cutting properties in all bone qualities. This ultimate design reduces the drill steps and completely eliminates the need for a screw-tap.
Unique Thread Run-out Design
The new Fixture BioHelix™ Respect is featuring the unique Thread Run-out Design wich offers a gentle and stress-free condensation of the bone during the final stage of the installation procedure. This thanks to a minor design change of the thread valley configuration by adding a Slightly Tapered Thread Run-out Angle starting approximately 4 mm below the top of the fixture.
The more than 50 years proven Original Parallel Thread Design has been preserved on the entire fixture length.
Fixture BioHelix™ II External Connection
The Original Fixture from Brånemark Integration Sweden AB
External Hexagonal Connection
The original external hexagonal connection has proven to work and perform for decades and is still considered as the most versatile connection with the broadest prosthetic and clinical options on the market.
BioHelix II preserves the Original Parallel Walled macro design that has proven since more than 50 years to offer an optimal long-term implant to bone contact and load distribution.
The conical apex with 5 cutting chambers offers extremely gentle bone cutting properties resulting in optimal initial implant to bone contact and primary stability in most clinical situations.
Combining the Original Thread- and Thread Run-out Design features offers several clinical benefits for the clinician:
Optimal primary stability
in all clinical situations and bone qualities without over-compressing the bone.
Maximum thread-to-bone contact
due to having the original macro threads all the way up to the abutment platform level.
Reduced drill steps
due to complete elimination of dense bone reamers and/or screw taps.
Original Machined and BioHelix™ Rough Surface
The Best of Two Worlds
Original Machined Surface…
The Original Machined Surface with over 50 years of proven long-term clinical performance and stability has been preserved on specific areas of the fixture body.
An Original Machined Surface Zone 2 to 3 mm from the top of the fixture and on the thread tips act as a biological barrier against bacterial accumulation and proliferation along the fixture body. This surface texture has proven to offer the best protection against the biggest growing implant problem peri-implantitis.
BioHelix™ Rough Surface…
The unique BioHelix™ Rough Surface is a titanium oxide surface on micro- and nano-scale level created by proprietary laser technology proven to offer unique osseoconductive properties.
…stronger than bone after 8 weeks.
The BioHelix™ Rough Surface, is added only where needed the most; in the the thread valleys proven to generate most biological activity.
Brånemark et al, 1977
Picture showing the rough BioHelix™ surface texture in the bottom of the threads and original machined surface on the thread flanks and tips.
Magnification of the laser modified surface showing the nano-and macro-roughness combined surface.
Light micrograph showing bone in close contact with a BioHelix™
thread after 8 weeks. The circle depicts the fracture line in the bone –
not in the bone/implant interface.
Professor Peter Thomsen Göteborg, Sweden