Dental Implant Connections
Southern Implants has been a pioneer in the top-end specialist sector of the dental implant market since 1987, creating multiple connections for the maxillofacial and craniofacial surgeons, prosthodontists, periodontists and general dental practitioners alike.
The External Hex interface is the most established connection system on the market, and the preferred choice for many training institutions and top-end users. Many clinicians worldwide continue to prefer the External Hex for its ease of use, widespread availability, long history of clinical success, and from mere personal preference.
It is also known to be more “forgiving” in situations of impassive fit or implant divergence. Southern Implants has therefore continued to refine its External Hex range, to provide its loyal supporters with exceptional reliability alongside proven modern features.
With its internal Tri-Lobe and Hexagon design, Southern’s TRI-NEX Dental Implants are uniquely designed to protect Tri-Lobe integrity, for predictability during implant placement, and prosthetic fit. This unique implant also incorporates a beveled edge at the platform creating forced prosthetic platform switching which studies have shown may prevent bone loss around the coronal portion of the implant.
The Southern Implants IT implant range, has an internal connection system, with an interface that has been proven by both Swiss and American manufacturers. The implant abutment interface consists of an external 45 degree bevel top, an internal octagon for anti-rotation and an 8 degree internal taper. Southern Implants manufactures these implants in both a cylindrical and tapered version, with the same surface treatment that is used with all our other implants.
Apart from providing a greater range of prosthetic options, we are very pleased to now be able to offer the MAXIT and the ITST12d Co-Axis™ implants.
Machined Surface Coronal (MSc) Dental Implants
The Machined Surface Coronal (MSc) dental implant surface treatment offers practitioners an innovative way to take advantage of the best characteristics of both smooth and moderately rough implant surfaces. A machined coronal region of specific surface roughness provides resistance against plaque and biofilm accumulation, and enhances the efficacy of preventive maintenance measures, thereby decreasing the risk of peri-implantitis. Meanwhile, the complementary moderately rough portion assures the superior osseointegration of modern surfaces. This hybrid surface design enables more predictable treatment of patients suffering from progressive bone loss.