SLActive Implants


The SLActive surface takes the proven concept of SLA one step further to set the new surface benchmark. SLActive dental implant surfaces optimizes its molecular structure that has enabled a further reduction of the average healing time from 6-8 weeks to 3-4 weeks.

SLActive is based on the scientifically proven SLA surface topography, but exhibits a fundamentally improved surface chemistry. Due to its ideal conditioning, the chemically active and hydrophilic SLActive surface significantly promotes the initial healing reaction allowing a faster osseointegration process and higher implant stability.




Implant Surface
SLActive Surfaces reduced the average healing time from 12 weeks (TPS surface) to only 6-8 weeks




SLActive is supported by more scientific studies than any other dental implant technology at the time of market launch. And the SLActive Multicenter Research indicates:

  1. For patients the risks of failure is reduced by up to 60%
  2. Aggressive protocols with immediate and early loading (at 4 weeks) shows excellent survival rate of 98%
  3. Survival rate of 98% outperforms average survival rate in industry based on literature review on clinical studies across all other competitor implant systems
  4. Results illustrates that SLActive offers more implant stability in the early critical loading period relative to conventional implant surfaces
IImplant Stability after Implant Placement
The decreasing primary­ stability and
increasing secondary stability result
in a decrease in overall stability (dip) between week 2 and 4 after implant placement.
The faster osseointegration with SLActive leads to an earlier implant stability between
week 2 and 4.


Source from SLA Active: The surface with success built in.


Studies carried out also indicates that with the SLActive surface, the higher surface free energy result in a chemical activation of the surface



Based on clinical studies, the SLActive surface implant is uniquely highly hydrophilic (water contact angle 0° compared to 139.9° for SLA) and enables reduced atmospheric contamination (hydrocarbons) on the implant surface.


Source from Enhancing free surface energy and hydrophilicity through chemical modification
of microstructured titanium implant surfaces; F. Rupp, L. Scheideler, N. Olshanska, M. de Wild, M. Wieland, J. Geis-Gerstorfer; J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A. 2005; DOI:10.1002/jbm.a.30518 – published online 3 Nov 2005


Another studies on early tissue reactions around SLA and SLActive implants were assessed shows that during a period of 14 days, faster and more structured bone formation was observed around the SLActive implants, with greater vascularization and increased osteocalcin activity.


Day 1
Day 4
SLA Implants Surface   SLActive Implants Surface
SLA collapsed blood clots
SLActive stablized blood clots
SLA granulation tissue
SLActive collagen-rich
connective tissue
Day 7
Day 14
SLA Surface   SLActive Surface
SLA not yet structured bone
SLActive mineralized and organized bone
SLA newly formed trabeculae
SLActivefirmly attached, mature, parallel-fibered woven bone and primary osteons


Source from Histological and immunohistochemical analysis of very early periimplant tissue reactions to chemically modified and conventional SLA titanium implants: A pilot study in dogs; F. Schwarz, M. Herten, M. Sager, M. Wieland, M. Dard, J. Becker; Submitted, Clinical Oral Implant Research


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