Frequently Asked Questions
Implant-abutment connection plays an important and significant role on the long term implant stability and bone preservation. Taking into consideration these crucial factors, Alpha-Bio Tec has developed a smart platform choice solution.
Alpha-Bio Tec realizes that each dentist has he's or her own preferences and habits. This is why we chose to create two platforms, each has its own restoration line.
The NeO Conical Standard Connection enables the use of conical connection restoration which allows better platform switching, higher esthetics and more accurate AI connection which minimizes the abutment micro-movements.
The new Conical Standard Connection has a 22° angle and a 2.5mm hex. The platform diameter is 3.1mm which enables to maximize the implant platform switching abilities.
NeO is defined as a system since it includes three types of connections: a conical narrow connection (CHC), a conical standard conical connection (CS) and an Internal Hex connection (IH).
Each connection has its own prosthetic line with the following color coding – blue for IH, gold for CHC (3.2 & 3.5mm) and green for CS (3.75, 4.2 & 5.0mm). The NeO implant comes in a mountless new package. It has the same color coding as today according to implant's length, but with additional indication of the diameter and the connection type. The implant can be removed from the package with an advanced grip driver line.
Its ability to achieve high primary stability in:
• Soft bone, closed or open sinus lift: due to its unique outer and inner shape and threads design.
• Reduced vertical height, immediate implantation: due to its narrow and sharp and deep threads at the apical part.
• Reduced width: due to its delicate penetration it widens the narrow ridge instead of destroying it.
Immediate implantation and loading and GBR simultaneously: due to all the features above
Alpha-Bio Tec has modified the drilling protocol into 3 bone categories, simplifying the dentist’s choice by reducing the chances of making mistakes and improving drilling protocol accuracy. In addition, Alpha-Bio Tec has launched an advanced drill line including step drills, which enables the physician to achieve optimal osteotomy to match the implant body and gain high primary stability at the same time.
This is one of the NeO biggest clinical advantages since it is as good at bone type 4 as it is at bone type 1,2 or 3. The unique external shape – straight coronal part, slightly tapered body, tapered apical part in combination with the perfect fit between the implant and its step drills make it suitable for all bone types.
The second important clinical advantage of the NeO is the unique delicate variable threads, designed together with the special “attack angle” threads and micro threads that make the implant engagement very strong but with reduced pressure on the bone.
Autograft: A bone material harvested from the patient’s own body.
Allograft: A bone graft material taken from human sources (living organ donor or cadaver).
Xenograft: A bone material made from a biological source , most commonly bovine (cow), porcine (pig), equine (horse).
Alloplast: A bone graft material of a synthetic origin, such as Tri Calcium Phosphate (TCP).
Bioactive Bone is distributed by: Alpha-Bio Tec. Ltd www.alpha-bio.net The Bioactive Bone belongs to the Xenograft family
Porosity is defined as the percentage of void space in each particle’s architecture and it is a morphological property independent of the material  parameter that allows growth of capillaries in regenerating site; this is an obligatory event in the cascade of new bone regeneration.
Grafting material serving as a scaffold and osteoconductive material, in a process which enables the body to build new bone in defect areas. The scaffold provides an efficient structure, allowing cells to attach and build new bone. Xenograft, Allograft and Synthetic graft are examples of passive bone graft.
Alpha-Bio’s Graft Bioactive Bone Xenograft is immersed in a unique composition of polymer and cell nutrients that enable the material to enhance conductive qualities [6,7,8].
Osteoconduction Osteoconduction occurs when the bone graft material serves as a scaffold for new bone growth. Osteoblasts from the margin of the defect filled with grafting material utilize the bone graft material as a framework upon which to spread and generate new bone  . Osteoinduction Osteoinduction is the process by which osteogenesis is induced. It is a phenomenon regularly seen in any type of bone healing process. Osteoinduction implies the recruitment of immature cells and the stimulation of these cells to develop into preosteoblast  . The Bioactive bone enhances conductivity due to its immersion with Poly-lactic+Poly-ɛ-caprolactone known material in the industry of 3D matrix of introducing stem cells into wounded tissue [ 7,8].
The Bioactive Bone graft alone can supply excellent regenerative results. It is not recommended to mix it with other Xenograft or Synthetic bone substitutes.
To effectively manage and handle the material, it is recommended to immerse the Bioactive Bone in patient blood or with a few drops of cold saline.
In general, small granules are recommended for small defects, while large granules are recommended for large ones (e.g.: Sinus lift). In addition, a given clinical situation may deviate from this guideline  . The Bioactive Bone is available in small (0.25-1.0 mm) and large (1.0-2.0 mm) granules sizes, provides the user with a varied clinical solution. ALPHA-BIO’S GRAFT BIOACTIVE BONE FAQ’s
Is there difference in resorption time between small and big particles? In the case of Xenograft, the answer is no.