BioHorizons® Tapered Short Implants

BioHorizons Tapered Short implants offer a solution for cases with limited vertical bone height, potentially expediting treatment by eliminating the need for bone grafting.¹ The Tapered Short implant design features an aggressive thread profile and tapered body for primary stability, even in compromised situations. A platform-switched, dual-affinity, Laser-Lok® surface offers crestal bone retention and connective tissue attachment for flexible placement.

Features at a glance

  • Dual-affinity Laser-Lok® surface for crestal bone retention and connective tissue attachment
  • Primary stability from anatomically tapered body and deep aggressive thread profile
  • Conical internal hex for a rigid connection and stable restoration

Tapered Short

Features of the Tapered Short Implant System

Laser-Lok® microchannels

Precision engineered Laser-Lok collar shown to promote oblique connective tissue attachment, much like a natural tooth.

Optimized threadform

Anatomically tapered implant body has proprietary reverse buttress threads with wide flat leading edges for increased stability.

Restorative ease

45° conical internal hex connection is color-coded for quick identification and component matching.

Color-coded platforms

Color-coded platform and prosthetics increase safety and makes restorative procedures fast and accurate.

Product catalog
The Tapered Short System
BioHorizons Tapered Short Catalog Cover

Laser-Lok®: better science, better implants

Control cellular migration - control esthetic outcomes

Only the Laser-Lok surface has been shown using light microscopy, polarized light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy to also be effective for soft tissue attachment. 2,3

"There is no other implant that shows functional orientation of fibers. There is not one. This is the only one. This is so important." 4

— Dr. Edward P Allen

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1. Short Dental Implants in Posterior Partial Edentulism: A Multicenter Retrospective 6-year Case Series Study. Misch CE, Steignga J, Barboza E, Misch-Dietsh F, Cianciola LJ, Kazor C. J Periodontol. 2006 Aug;77(8):1340-1347.
2. Human Histologic Evidence of a Connective Tissue Attachment to a Dental Implant. M Nevins, ML Nevins, M Camelo, JL Boyesen, DM Kim. International Journal of Periodontics Restorative Dentistry. Vol. 28, No. 2, 2008.
3. Histologic evidence of a connective tissue attachment to laser microgrooved abutments: a canine study. M Nevins, DDS, DM Kim, DDS, DMSc, SH Jun, DDS, MS, K Guze, DMD, P Schupbach, PhD, ML Nevins, DMD, MMSc. Accepted for publication: IJPRD, Vol 30, No. 3, 2010.
4. Symposium 2013 Laser-Lok highlights, Available at: Laser-Lok highlights