I have been using conventional dental implants for my overdenture cases. I would like to try the ERA Implants (Sterngold) because they are far less expensive and seem easier to use. The system can correct for misangled implants by using an angled housing that can be cemented into the one-piece implant/abutment. Seems to be a pretty simple protocol. Also it has one-piece implant/abutments that are straight and can easily be torqued into implant channels that are straight and do not need correction. Anybody using the ERA implant system? What have your results been?
According to Sterngold:”The ERA Implant consists of a micro ERA prosthetic head on a 2.2 mm diameter self-tapping implant which may be used for immediate stabilization of a complete denture. A wider 3.25 mm diameter self-tapping implant is also available.
The entire micro ERA Implant procedure takes about 90 minutes and the patient leaves the chair with their denture snapped into place.”