|Features||Blue Sky Bio||NobelReplace®|
|Patented J-driver eliminates implant fracture during insertion||Yes||No|
|Enhanced apical bone engaging threads||Yes||No|
|Implants surgically and prosthetically compatible with NobelReplace®||Yes||Yes|
|ActivFluor® ** surface treatment for enhanced osseointegration||Yes||No|
|Implants compatible with either conical or NB abutments||Yes||No|
|Platform Switching at junction of implant and abutment||Yes||No|
|Patent Pending abutment fixation screw system to prevent screw loosening||Yes||No|
|Conical implant/abutment interface to prevent screw loosening and provide a sealed connection||Yes||No|
|Abutment with integrated impression transfer, eliminating need for additional implant level impression components||Yes||No|
|Orthopedic TiAl4V titanium alloy (especially important for thin implants)||Yes||Only on HA coated implants|
** ActivFluor is a fluoride modified surface. Various fluoride modified surfaces have been shown in multiple studies to generate a higher bone-to-implant contact (BIC) and higher torque out force significantly earlier than surfaces which are only blasted and not fluoride treated. The enhanced apposition of osteoblasts is primarily achieved by a modified nano topography of the implant surface and not by additional chemical activity. Click here for SEM images.
Blue Sky Bio tri-lobe implants and abutments are sold subject to a conditional license under U.S. Patent No. 6,733,291 and U.S. Patent No. 5,795,160. Purchasers of Blue Sky Bio tri-lobe implants and abutments agree that the conditional license does not extend to the use of such products in conjunction with products not manufactured by, or on behalf of, Blue Sky Bio or Nobel Biocare.