Smaller, faster implants
Introducing the ‘SmallOne’
Launched in 2014, the Straumann Bone Level Tapered (BLT) opened the door to a segment that makes up 60% of the global market. It has won many customers and has become one of our most powerful growth drivers. One in every three Straumann implants sold is a BLT, which is why it was very important to obtain registrations in China, Russia and India. Having obtained them all, we completed the global rollout in 2017.
BLT provides good immediate stability, making it popular for accelerated procedures and shortening time to teeth. Straumann’s high-performance Roxolid material and its SLActive surface technology have enabled us to produce a BLT implant that is just 2.9mm in diameter, which was launched at the 2017 IDS.
Small-diameter implants offer significant benefits: they can be used in narrow interdental spaces or ridges and can make treatment possible for patients with insufficient bone to support normal implants. Furthermore, small-diameter implants are designed to reduce invasiveness by avoiding the need for bone augmentation.