Countless numbers of companies have emerged that produce dental implant parts over time. As
a dentist and a patient, it is imperative to know your suppliers. So many companies produce
quality products, it is almost impossible to tell the difference. But experience teaches a dentist to
note the tiniest difference and hence be able to say which products are suitable for unusual
For patients, it is in your best interests to inquire from your doctor which products are being used
for you. The singular advantage of this is that certain products are so widely known that they can
be handled by almost every dentist, while others may seem strange and confusing especially if
the need to remove or maintain these products arise in the absence of your doctor.
As a rule, when choosing what company to go with it is important you look at their success rates
and consider how long the company has been in existence. It should be easy to observe that a
company that carries out continuous extensive research, producing new models regularly, will be
in business for a long time.
Reputable companies invest significantly in research to guarantee quality and their position
ahead of others. While on the contrary, smaller companies are not so fortunately equipped.
Hence, they will produce cheaper, lower standard products.
Among the sea of dental implants manufacturing companies, five companies have stood out as
the most popular and most widely used suppliers.
Nobel Biocare (Danaher)
Nobel Biocare (Danaher)
The company came into existence in 1981. They manufacture implants and individualized
prosthetics using the latest CADMAN technology. The company develops software used for
diagnostics and implant treatment procedure. They also run programs for dentists and specialists
in different countries. Nobel Biocare also sells software and scanners used in designing
prosthetics for patients.
Straumann was founded in 1954. It is the top ranking company worldwide. Straumann is a
prominent investor in research to take dental implants to the next level. Straumann is the only
leading company that provides a complete range of solutions. These products include surgical,
regenerative and restorative products. They offer the highest quality with durability and safety.
Since 1994, Biohorizons has been known for producing high quality, durable and innovative
products based on in-depth research.
This company is an American manufacturer of dental equipment and products. It was founded in
1991 and was formerly known as Astra Tech. The company is established on a worldwide scale.
They are producers of laboratory products, artificial teeth, anesthetics, and prophylaxis.
Zimmer Biomet is one of the oldest companies founded in1927. They design, develop and
manufacture orthopedic products. Along with dental implants they also produce regenerative
There are many other companies equally as good but not so famous. Only very few companies
conduct extensive research to ascertain the reliability and longevity of their products. This is why
choosing the right supplier is essential. Both dentist and patient should recognize the importance