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Introducing a Unique, Patented Dental Implant

<p> OsseoSpeed™ TX Profile from Astra Tech – anatomically designed for sloped ridges </p>

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Introducing a Unique, Patented Dental Implant07:00 EST Thursday, March 03, 2011 WALTHAM, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Astra Tech launches an anatomically designed implant for sloped ridges called OsseoSpeed™ TX Profile. This uniquely shaped implant eliminates the common compromise between marginal bone levels and esthetics in sloped alveolar ridge situations. Astra Tech OsseoSpeed TX Profile Implant (Photo: Business Wire) The implant design meets a clinical need: it facilitates implant placement when there is a sloped ridge and optimizes implant position to maintain marginal bone support and esthetics. “The sloped design lets the implant adapt to the anatomy rather than letting the anatomy adapt to the implant design; this works particularly well for placement in the esthetic zone,” says Professor Dr. Dr. Wilfried Wagner, of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Germany. As with all Astra Tech dental implants, OsseoSpeed™ TX Profile has all the key features of the well-documented Astra Tech BioManagement Complex™, inimitable and unique to the Astra Tech Implant System™. Due to the sloped neck of this dental implant, Astra Tech recommends that dental professionals who use this product have extensive implant treatment knowledge. About Astra TechAstra Tech AB, a company in the Astra Zeneca group, is a global leader in dental, surgical and urological products, services and support. An innovation-driven company since the start in 1948, Astra Tech has continually developed market-leading solutions to meet health care needs based on user and medical community input. Ongoing research and development is aimed at finding new ways to support caregivers and improve quality of life for patients worldwide.Astra Tech headquarters are located in Mölndal, Sweden, with production facilities in Sweden and North America. The company is represented globally by 16 subsidiaries and selected local distribution partners. Astra Tech has 2,200 employees worldwide and the revenue in 2010 was SEK 3.9 billion. The company invests five percent of its revenues annually in research. For information about Astra Tech Dental, visit Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: Astra Tech Inc., North AmericaJanie Shen, 800-531-3481Director, Corporate Communications