Here in Shmitsman’s Denture Clinic we have been experiencing an increased demand for our implant supported overdentures. Our patients will be delighted to know that we use only the very reliable and well known suppliers of parts and attachments for our implant supported overdentures. All such components come with the standard manufacturers warranty and all our overdentures come with our in house warranty, which includes repairs and adjustments. We mainly work with two implant systems:
1. Straumann (Switzerland)
2. Zest (USA)
Straumann® stands for premium Swiss quality, precision and innovation delivering confidence in dentistry, backed by the largest global scientific network. As the global leader in implantology, Straumann delivers cutting-edge innovations that are regarded as industry benchmarks and disruptive technological breakthroughs, supported by long-term scientific evidence. Straumann pushes the boundaries to enable the next generation of dental care.
Zest’s humble beginning started in 1972 within a small dental laboratory in San Diego, California. From that point through 1976, the original founder Max Zuest recognized the continual problems his clinician customers were experiencing with patients’ overdentures. During this time, the Zest® Attachment originated, a solution considered to be far better than what was on the market at the time. In 1977 Mr. Zuest’s son, Paul Zuest, joined him officially forming Zest Anchors and releasing the second generation Zest Anchor Advanced Generation (ZAAG®) Attachment. The ZAAG Attachment was designed for all major implant systems, a product differentiator that proved to be an important growth driver resulting in the need for a larger manufacturing facility in Escondido, California. In 2000, realizing improvements could still be made to the product portfolio, Paul took over operations of the company, and together with Scott Mullaly, set forth to develop a product that would eventually become the most globally recognized and trusted brand for overdenture restorations, the LOCATOR® Attachment System, commercially released in 2001.