Narrow space solutions – NobelActive 3.0

Safe implant placement in areas with limited space

The implant for narrow spaces

NobelActive 3.0 is ideal for areas with limited space such as missing lateral incisors.

NobelActive 3.0 is ideal for areas with limited space, such as missing lateral incisors. It provides the high implant strength that is usually difficult to achieve with small diameter implants. Tests indicate superior fatigue and torque strength compared to other 3.0 mm implants on the market.  

Why NobelActive 3.0?

Place implants safely in areas with limited space

We designed the NobelActive 3.0 specifically for narrow space situations where you previously wouldn't have been able to place a conventional implant. With NobelActive 3.0, you're able to treat single-unit maxillary lateral incisors as well as mandibular lateral and central incisors.

Get peace of mind – safe clinical solution

Narrow diameter implants (Ø < 3.5 mm) allow you to safely and predictably treat situations where traditional diameter implants would increase the clinical risk. That could, for example, be indications with minimal hard tissue and limited space. The clinical performance of narrow implants has been validated in several studies with follow-up of up to seven years. Results show an overall survival rate of 97.3% after five years, proving that narrow implants present a safe clinical solution.

High fatigue strength

The fatigue strength of NobelActive 3.0 with an Esthetic Abutment has been tested according to ISO Standard 14801:2007, with an achieved strength of 160N. The Brånemark System NP implant, which has been in clinical use with very low complication rates since 1996, has a corresponding strength of 178N. As NobelActive 3.0 has restricted indications compared to the Brånemark System, it will be subjected to lower loads.

In comparison, fractures occurred at much lower load levels with narrow diameter implants from other manufactures.1

High torque strength

NobelActive 3.0 is designed to withstand more than twice the recommended maximum insertion torque of 45 Ncm. Tests with a torque above 100 Ncm did not damage either the implant, interface or driver.

Enhanced osseointegration

NobelActive 3.0 features Nobel Biocare’s unique oxidized TiUnite surface with grooves (Groovy). This increases implant stability through faster bone formation and ensures long-term success.

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Benefit from the unique design of NobelActive

With NobelActive 3.0 you enjoy all the same benefits as the regular NobelActive implant.

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Lifetime warranty

NobelActive 3.0 is covered by a lifetime product warranty.


Want to learn more?

Read the interim results of a multi-center retrospective study with one-year follow-up in the International Poster Journal.

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Lower anterior tooth replacement

Case courtesy of Prof. Alessandro Pozzi, Italy

Situation: Male patient, 66 years old. Vertical tooth drift of the four lower incisors, class II dento-skeletal malocclusion, chronic periodontitis, tooth mobility and dental caries.

Solution: NobelParallel Conical Connection 3.75 x 13 mm. NobelGuide pilot drill surgical template in fresh extraction socket. Flapless surgery. Immediate provisionalization. NobelProcera Zirconia Implant Bridge

Dr. Iñaki Gamborena – restoration of lower central incisors

Situation: Female patient, 22 years old, good oral hygiene, non-smoker, no parafunctional habits. Extraction of both lower central incisors needed due to extensive root infection and fractured teeth. Highly limited space conditions.

Solution: Placement of two NobelActive 3.0 implants with Immediate Function protocol including a connective tissue graft to increase soft tissue volume. Final restoration with two NobelProcera Zirconia Crowns cemented on NobelProcera Abutments.

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Dr. Giovanni Polizzi – restoration of upper lateral incisor

Situation: Male patient, limited amount of bone. Missing upper lateral incisor due to congenital aplasia.

Solution: Placement of one NobelActive 3.0 implant.

Dr. Philip Russe – restoration of upper lateral incisor

Situation: Female patient, 21 years old, good oral hygiene. Missing upper lateral incisor.

Solution: Placement of one NobelActive 3.0 implant. Flap procedure without augmentation.

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Dr. Scott MacLean – restoration of lower lateral incisor

Situation: Male patient, 19 years old, good oral hygiene. Trauma case.

Solution: Placement of one NobelActive 3.0 implant.

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Dr. Todd Jorgenson from the USA explains why he likes the NobelActive 3.0 implant.

Dr. Todd Jorgenson, USA

“Prior to the NobelActive 3.0 implant we had no options for very small distance cases, especially for lower incisors. We were forced to sacrifice healthy teeth, cut down otherwise healthy teeth or simply go with orthodontics to close a gap. Now with the NobelActive 3.0, we have a better treatment modality in small areas and we have found fantastic success with it.”

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Dr. Alessandro Pozzi from Italy explains why he likes the NobelActive 3.0 implant.

Prof. Alessandro Pozzi, Italy

“NobelActive 3.0 is a safe and secure narrow space implant. It features the same benefits as the NobelActive implant but with a 3.0 mm implant body. Therefore, it fills a huge gap in the implant treatment of the most challenging clinical situation in the esthetic anterior zone.”

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Dr. Nikhil Sisodia from the UK explains why he likes the NobelActive 3.0 implant.

Dr. Nikhil Sisodia, UK

"The development of a 3 mm platform to the already versatile NobelActive Implant range is a very welcome addition to my surgical armamentarium and has already allowed me to treat cases that would otherwise have been considerably more complicated to manage."

Dr. Iñaki Gamborena from Spain explains why he likes the NobelActive 3.0 implant.

Dr Iñaki Gamborena, Spain

"The narrow profile of NobelActive 3.0 maintains the high initial stability and strength associated with the original NobelActive. This makes it an implant I trust for treating narrow space cases."

Dr. Scott MacLean from Canada explains why he likes the NobelActive 3.0 implant.

Dr. Scott MacLean, Canada

"The 3.0 mm NobelActive implant appears to be the appropriate size implant to fit into the upper lateral and lower anterior areas. The design makes it ideal for excellent initial stability. I was amazed that the implant can routinely be torqued to its max of 45 Ncm."

Dr. Tommaso Cantoni from Italy explains why he likes the NobelActive 3.0 implant.

Dr. Tommaso Cantoni, Italy

“We were missing this implant before in order to be able to restore very narrow spaces such as lower mandibular incisors. With NobelActive 3.0, we achieved really nice results especially from an esthetic point of view.”

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Data on file, tests according to ISO 14801 (Five million survival cycles in air, 15Hz)