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B-type / BW-type / C-type

B-type / BW-type / C-type

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Corporate Profile

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Surgical Tools

Arrow Implants Placement Procedures

BrainBase Corporation
Establishment:December 1989 Representative President:Takamasa Saso Head Office:Yoneyama 2nd Bldg 6F, 22-13, Oi 1-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan 140-0014 Tel:+81-3-3778-0745 Fax:+81-3-3778-4910 E-mail:mail@brain-base.com ①

Insertion tools

ARROW Holder

Hand Wrench

HEX Driver

Ratchet Wrench

In 1997, BrainBase Corporation (BBC) first started the implant business and the manufacturing of the Mytis Implant. Since then, we have introduced innovative products in the field of dental implants with our efforts to develop business in the field of processing technology of metals including titanium; the development of Calcium Phosphate Ceramics, a well-known biomaterial and its manufacturing techniques; and plastic processing technology. However, our discriminating ability to embody and realize various ideas with the cooperation of many doctors and practitioners has been most crucial to our innovations. 

Arrow Implants are fixed in the PP tubes.

Attach the ARROW Holder to the insertion jig and pull the implant out of the PP tube.

Insert the implant into the implant bed. The implant is self-tapping as it is inserted. When you feel resistance while turning by hand, attach the Hand Wrench and continue the insertion.


Mytis/Arrow Implant is a comprehensive implant system into which many unique technologies have merged. We have applied for patents in Japan, the United States and major 13 European countries for a wide variety of our technologies including manufacturing methods/techniques and a connection system. Significantly, the new surface processing technology for the endosseous part of the implant was pio− neered by BBC.
If there is palpable resistance while turning with the Hand Wrench, use the Ratchet Wrench to insert the implant into the final position.

When the implant is inserted into the final position, remove the wrench and insert the HEX Driver into the hole in the ARROW Holder from the top to remove the insertion jig.

Place the Seal Cap to finish the implantation.

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Package
Quality Assurance

BrainBase Corporation

Arrow Implants are sealed in a gamma-sterilized package.

・ Our quality assurance and control system has been certified under ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003. ・ Mytis Arrow Implant System products have the approval of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. (Approval No.: 20900BZZ00361000, 21100BZZ00066000, 21500BZZ00187000 / License No.: 13BZ2808, 15BZ5009, 13BZ0132, 06BZ0021) ・ Mytis Arrow Implant System products are approved by the FDA−American Food and Drug Administration. (K052254)

B-type

BW-type

C-type

Package
The Implants pre-mount the insertion jigs for implant placement and are fixed in the PP tubes, completely sealed in plastic containers and packed in sterile packages.

The diameter of the final drill φ2.8mm φ3.2mm φ3.5mm
At the abutment connecting position

The length of the drill 9.0mm 7.0mm 11.0mm 13.0mm 15.0mm

φ4.1mm φ4.5mm

Label

φ5.5mm

The flow chart on the right shows the manufacturing process for the Arrow Implant. The ABS (Apatite-Blasted Surface Process), a surface treatment, is a sandblasting process for a titanium surface followed by cleaning. Sandblasting particles used in the ABS are proprietary products manufactured with our original technology. The strength of materials, our prime concern in quality control, is tested using an original method upon acceptance. The conformity test and the surface property test after the ABS are 100% inspections; every material or product undergoes the tests. Our endeavors over one and one-half years after the approval in April 2003 have established a sophisticated manufacturing process flow with 100% inspections conducted at each process in addition to those mentioned above.

Acceptance and inspection of materials

Machining/Polishing

Conformity test

Surface treatment (Sandblasting process)

Cleaning

Surface property test

Packaging

The label on the implant packaging provides product information for the included implant. The color coding refers to the diameter and depth of the implant bed to be prepared for the placement, which is provided to help you with the final drill selection and the drill stopper setup. Labels should be kept with patients' records for postoperative convenience and management of patients. (The right side part of the dotted line can be separated in case of a limited space for the attachment.)

Sterilization

Delivery inspection/Final inspection

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Product

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Implant/Abutment Interface

Abutments are designed to be adapted to the 8° Morse taper/internal HEX connection system incorporated into Arrow Implants. The Morse taper connection positioned more coronally provides a tight seal at the implant-abutment interface to keep the internal environment clean. Abutments are retained into the implant with M2 screws conforming to international standards. The following two types of the implant-abutment connection are offered: ① The abutment only with the 8° Morse taper connection design ② The abutment with the simultaneous 8° Morse taper/internal HEX connection design Each type of abutment has its own features and advantages. The type ① abutment, with limited indication, offers easy seating. The angled abutments of this type provide the freedom of flexible positioning. The type ② abutment indicated for all cases securely seats into the implant providing excellent connection and stability. Single tooth restorations are also among the indications.

Mytis Arrow Implant
◆ The motto of the Arrow Implant: "Reliability for patients and security for doctors" ◆ The basic concept for realization: "Beautiful appearance, esthetic teeth, and functional comfort" for patients "Rapid anchoring, rigid bone integration, comfortable and pleasant cleaning, a simple procedure, and excellent cost performance" for doctors ◆ The two distinguishing features manifesting the concept: 1. Pure titanium implant with the surface blasted by Calcium Phosphate Ceramics 2. The placement procedure employing the relatively tight self-tapping system for the more effective, rigid initial fixation

Implant-Abutment connection patterns
Connecting configuration differs depending on the abutment type.

One-Stage Implant
Taper connection type Taper/Internal HEX connection type

Two-Stage Implant
Taper connection type Taper/Internal HEX connection type

Insertion Jig; a positioner for the internal HEX of the Implant

Materials
・ Arrow Implants are manufactured from pure titanium. ・ The titanium material of Arrow Implants, classified JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) Class 2, commercially pure titanium, full hard, features the highest purity as well as extremely high strength equal to grade 4 titanium. ・ The titanium material of Arrow Implants conforms to the requirements of ASTM Standard Specification.

The insertion jigs mounted on implants indicate the direction of the internal HEX so that it helps the placement of implants in the optimum internal HEX position. In cases where the angled abutment connection is planned, the abutment direction is determined by utilizing the insertion jig (The angled abutment inclines in the direction of the vertex of the internal HEX).


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ARROW IMPLANT Classification

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Characteristics

Types and Features of Arrow Implants

■ One-Stage Implant
Commonly referred to as the B-type, the implant of this type has a transgingival section with the collar part remaining exposed into the oral environment with a standard single-stage surgical procedure. The B-type implants are popularly used in cases with a free end or intermediate missing in the mandible as well as with intermediate missing in the maxilla. The most common indication includes case with good vertical stop to eliminate functional loading on the implant before osseointegration.

B-type

Apatite-Blasted Surface Process (ABS)
No acid-etching treatment after the blasting process is employed for Arrow Implants. Alternatively, a prolonged ultrasonic cleaning in pure water follows the blasting process to eliminate the micro particles from the abrasives left behind on the implant surface. This procedure has been revealed to make the surfaces so clean that no peak indicating Calcium Phosphate is observed in an X-ray analysis as shown below.

Abrasives
The abrasives we use for the implant surface treatment is Calcium Phosphate Ceramics, eutectic composites of β-Tricalcium Phosphate (β-TCP) with 10% Hydroxyapatite (HAP). Abrasives for blasting titanium surfaces require both biocompatibility and a certain degree of hardness.

B-type Endosteal diameter φ3.3・3.7・4.0・4.6mm Endosteal depth 8・10・12・14mm

■ One-Stage Wide Implant
Commonly referred to as the BW-type, the implant of this type has the same features as the B-type implant except it comes in a wider diameter. The BW-type implants are suitable for single tooth restorations in the posterior region, cases with less vertical height availability, for example in the maxillary posterior region, or with poor bone foundation requiring greater implant/bone interface for adequate osseointegration compensated with a wider surface area provided by the wider implant diameter. They are also advantageous to all oral endosteal implant indications expecting heavy loading from biting forces.

BW-type

BW-type Endosteal diameter φ5.0・6.0mm Endosteal depth 6・8・10・12・14mm ※1
※1 The implants with an endosteal diameter of 5.0mm are not available in the endosteal depth of 6.0mm. The implants with an endosteal diameter of 6.0mm are not available in the endosteal depth of 12mm and 14mm.

Surface
For the surfaces of Arrow Implants to have sufficient anchoring effect in newly grown bone, the roughness of the surface (RZ-AVE) is set to be about 10μm.

■ Two-Stage Implant
Commonly referred to as the C-type, the implant design of this type allows sub-crestal placement. Thus, stresses after the implantation are loaded on the alveolar bone to protect the embedded implants from premature loading and allow standing in the static state. These features can be utilized most in cases strictly requiring delayed loading, such as cases with poor bone foundation or in the GBR-treated implantation.

C-type

C-type Endosteal diameter φ3.7・4.0・4.6mm Endosteal depth 8・10・12・14mm

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