Glidewell unveils new Glidewell HT(TM) implant system

Glidewell recently announced a rebrand of its flagship Hahn Tapered Implant System, now known as the Glidewell HT Implant System. The rebrand is intended to embrace the company’s reputation as an industry leader that provides clinicians with restorative experience and clinical support.

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Developed in partnership with renowned Dr Jack Hahn — creator of the NobelReplace implant— the original Hahn Tapered Implant System has been adopted by thousands of doctors due to its simplified surgical protocol, 99.2% success rate and competitive price point. The Glidewell HT Implant System will retain the same proven design features that have made the Hahn Tapered Implant System such a reliable solution.

Glidewell HT Implants are manufactured using high-strength titanium alloy at its headquarters in Irvine, California. The implants feature a machined collar for crestal bone and soft-tissue preservation, as well as an aggressive thread design for high primary stability in all bone types. The implant system encompasses a range of surgical instruments and prosthetic components that facilitate placement and restoration in a wide array of indications.

Key to the rebrand will be the system’s affordability, made possible by the vertical integration of the company’s manufacturing facilities alongside its high-tech laboratory operation.

“A big reason Dr Hahn and I teamed up was our shared philosophy of making quality implant treatment available to more patients, as well as more profitable for implant practices,” said Jim Glidewell, founder and president of Glidewell. “The days in which dentists reasonably paid hundreds of dollars for an implant are over. With the Glidewell HT Implant System, we aim to free practices from the burden of overpriced implants through everyday surgical and restorative cost savings.”

The HT Implants will be priced at US$99, constituting even greater cost savings than their Hahn predecessor when compared to other premium implant systems. Additionally, doctors who send their cases to Glidewell’s lab receive a 20% discount off the price of their Glidewell HT Implant restorations.

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