How many different dental implant companies/systems are there?
How many different dental implant systems are there? Well best guess is 300 and some. How many dental implant companies are there? Around 110 seems pretty close. The huge number is going to be a major issue in the future!
How many different dental implant companies exist?
Not sure anyone knows the answer to that. I ran across a list recently that had me wondering though. Osstell IDX List for dental implants
I am testing the Osstell for Clinician’s Research. This product tests dental implant stability through Resonance Frequency Analysis (RFA) to ensure that the implant has proper osseo-intergration before placing a crown or other prosthesis on the dental implant. Well the above linked form is used to select what dental implant system you use with the product. It lists 107 different companies with up to 11 different models for each company. The average I would guesstimate is around 3, so there are maybe 300 some different implant systems, at least, currently being used. This article in Implant Practice US from Dec 2014 claims there are 1,300 dental implant types, and based on their wording that appears to include sizes. That would correlate well with my 300 different implant systems as most systems have 4 sizes; 300×4.
Another list from Penguin with 60 some companies.
For people that move to another country and who’s doctor used a smaller less known company, that will make live very complicated for my colleagues. There has certainly been multiple dental implants come and go already, making some components impossible to find. I can only assume of the 107 dental implant companies, a fair percentage will go out of business over the course of the next decade, creating even more issues. Fortunately there is a website to help us identify dental implants based on x-ray examination (what implant is that). There are places that make custom parts and many labs can do this. I have never had to use anyone yet but someone on dentaltown recommended this, “Osso Tanium, an Implant company in Albuquerque NM can fabricate just about any needed part, contact Chris Sanchez at [email protected]”