Paragon's Value-Based, Fixed Pricing Poli cy PARAGON IMPLANT COMPANY is committed to remaining the cost-containment leader among the major implant companies, as evidenced by the price comparisons provided below. An additional 10%discount will be assigned to all accounts that purchased over $20,000 during rhe preceding 12-month period. This discount does not apply to purchases of Taper-Lock"' external "' hex implants, which are already offered at a 35%discount, or Complete Implants chat include a healing collar neck, standard abutment top and cap screw. Core-Vent introduced its patented internal Hex-Thread® connection in 1986, and added Friction-Fie"' abutments in 1992. These components offer unprecedented stability by eliminating abutment rotation, tipping and vibrations char cause screw loosening in ocher systems. Widely recognized as rhe best connection in the industry, the easy-co-use Hex-Thread connection �nd Friction-Fit abutments are exclusively available from Paragon Implant Co. In addition, Paragon's Screw-Vent® and Micro-Vent2 will have new Fixture Mount/Transfer Packaging by September of 1998.
PATENTED INTERNAL HEX IMPLANTS:
• COMPARE PRICES FOR WIDE-DIAMETER SCREW IMPLANTS & COVER SCREWS: ™
The 4.7mm diameter Screw-Vent implant, with a patented, HA-coated, TPS-coaced or SBM -blasted (Soluble Blasting Media) Selective Surface"', is priced at $220: • 19%less than all three diameters of obel Biocare®'s implants ($272.50). • 14%less than Calcirek® 's wide-diameter, blasted-surface Spline® implant ($255). • 12% less than 3i® 's Osseorire® wide-diameter implant ($250).
• COMPARE PRICES FOR HA-COATED, TAPERED IMPL ANTS:
The HA-coated, capered Micro-Vent2"' implant, with Paragon's patented internal hex and a push-in/screw-in surgical protocol, is priced at $220: • 15%less than the HA-coated, external hex, capered Replace"' implant from Sreri-Oss® ($258).
• COMPARE PRICES FOR O E-STAGE IMPL ANTS: Patented Healing Collar Packaging: The Screw-Vent implant, with TPS or HA coating, is packaged on a
Friction-Fie collar diar functions as a (1) fixture mount for insertion, (2) a cransmucosal collar for nonsubmerged healing, and then (3) converts to a standard, tapered or ball abutment. Priced at $235: • Healing Collar Packaging sa es 100%of the healing collar cost, and two-thirds of the final abutment cost. One-Piece Complete Implant: The Complete Implant combines a Screw-Vent implant body with a standard abutment cop, and includes a Cap Screw used during nonsubmerged healing. This design eliminates the need to purchase a separate abutment for screw-retained restorations. Priced at $230, restoring it is: • 57%rn 74%less than the cost for restoring ITI® or 3i one-stage implants with a screw-retained rescoranon. • 50%co 70%less than purchasing additional healing collars and ball or standard abutments for Nobel Biocare or 3i Osseorire t\vo-srage implants.
• COMPARE PRICES FOR ABUTMENTS: Paragon's parented Friction-Fir standard abutments are priced at $90: • 14%- 31%less than standard abutments from 3i ($105) or Nobel Biocare ($131). Paragon's patented Friction-Fir PreAngled "' Abutments are priced at $110: • 17%- 30%less rhan angled abutments from Nobel Biocare ($132), Sreri-Oss ($152) or 3i ($158)-none of which can match the 24 rotational positions ofParagon's PreAngled Abutments 1 Paragon's parented Friction-Fir conical abutments are priced at $95: • 22%- 37%less than conical, screw-receiving abutments from 3i (EP Abutment"' $122) and Nobel Biocare "' (MirusCone /EsrheriCone $150).
PATENTED EXTERNAL HEX IMPLANTS: In 1997, Paragon added 3.3mm and 4.7mm diameter implants co its line of 4.0mm diameter Swede-Vent TL• implants. Renamed "Taper-Lock"' Screws," all three implant diameters feature one common 4.1mm diameter platform and Paragon's parented tapered external hex. The new Taper-Lock System provides improved prosthetic stability, substantially reduced complexity and lower inventory costs. In addition to the following product advantages, Taper-Lock Screws will be offered at a special inrroducrory discount through the end of the decade: • TWO-STAGE PACKAGI G IS DISCOUNTED TO $143 ($220 LESS 35%):
Taper-Lock Screws are packaged on a fixture mount char also functions as a stage-1 transfer and a stage-2 temporary abutment, which saves an additional $60. By making a stage-1 impression and fabricating a provisional prosthesis char can be attached at the scage-2 uncovering, ideal soft tissue emergence can be established and the cost of an additional healing collar is eliminated (see chart).
• ONE-STAGE HEALING COLLAR PACKAGING IS DISCOUNTED TO $199 ($235 LESS 15%). • BOTH PACKAGING OPTIONS PROVIDE THE CHOICE OF SBM-BLASTED OR HA-COATED SURFACES. • BOTH PACKAGING OPTIONS PROVIDE FRICTION-FIT CONNECTIONS WITH NO ROTATION OR TIPPING.
Paragon is the only company that offers a 5-year guarantee against screws loosening under cemented bridges (Paragon will pay the lab bill plus $100 per unit)
Implant Company and Surface
Implant and Cover Screw
Transfer Component .--· · - - -� ------ ---
Paragon Taper-Lock' SBM Blasted or HA Coated
Fixture Mount Also Serves as Transfer
Lifecore Blasted Surface
3i Osseotite Acid Etched Surface
- -·-- ---·
Total Cost and ___ . Percentage over Paragon .
Fixture Mount Also Serves as Temporary Abutment
$290 103%More Than Paragon!
$322.20 125%More Than Paragon!
Steri-Oss HA Coated Surface
$331 131%More Than Paragon!
Noble Biocare Machined Surface
$272.50 No Fixture Mount
$344.SO 141%More Than Paragon!
Calcitek Blasted Surface
Not Available Use $85 Straight Abutment
$377 J64%More Than Paragon!
pare the Published Costs of Cemented, Single Tooth Restorations: I
Implant with Cover Screw !! Angled Abutment and and Healing Collar % Over Paragon! sion Post Impres -- - - · ------- --- __ ___ ,,_______ _ _ _ __ --- -,:________ ----------- i Paragon Taper-Loe 1 3 + Healing Collar $30 = $283 $173 Calcitek Spline Blasted $255 $447 + Healing Collar $25 = $280 58% More! Noble Biocare 272.50 (No 6 Positions* $132 + $477.50 Fixture Mount) + Healing Impression Post $36 69% More! Collar $37 = $309.50 12 Positions* $158 3i Osseotite $250 + Healing Collar $42 = $292 + Impression Post $35 Steri-Oss Replace $258 + Healing Collar $38 = $296
6 Positions''' $152 + Impression Post $39
$485 71% More! $487 72% More!
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Wid� Implant withU:�al�g 1 1 Angled Abutment for ,�����nd 2mm Cap Screw ; i Cemented Crown Taper-Lock External Hex with Healing Collar Pkg = $199 Paragon Complete Implant = $230 Incl Cap Screw
$309 24 Positions $110
Straumann ITI $225 + $40 Cap Screw
3i Osseotite TG Implant $250 + $40 Cap Screw
No Angled Abutment Make Cast Post $232.50*
* 3i TG® Hex Abutment components utilized to make a custom cast abutment for 1-stage conical implant: TG Hex Abutment $95, TG Healing Cap $15, TG Gold Cylinder $67.50, Impression Coping $35, Lab Analog $20 = $232.50.
'' Requires precise positioning of the implant's hex at the time of implant placement, or grinding of the abutment in the laboratory, which adds approximately $15 to the cost.
l\lo'mpare the Published Costs of One-Stage Implants for Screw-Retained Restorations: Implant and ,, Implant Co_m_pan y_ _ _ __ �!L_c_o��!-:_Scr�w:_JL_
Octa® Abutment $95 Protective Cap $15
ParagonSaves $780 ParagonSaves $870
ParagonSaves $870 aragonSaves $1,020
$272.50 No Fixture Mount
TG Hex Abutment $95 Protective Cap $15 Standard Abutment $131 Protective Cap $31
Straumann ITI 4.0mmD 3.3&4.7mmD
3i TG Osseotite 3.75mmD 3.3&5.0mmD Nobel Biocare 3.3, 3.75&5.SmmD ARAGON COMPANY
Paragon Savings ] for Six Units j
Cost Per Assembl!_____J _ , , _ __
Paragon Complete Implant 3.3, 3. 7 & 4. 7mmD
Abutment and Protective Cap
USA: 15821 VENTURA BOULEVARD, SUITE 420, ENCINO, CA 91436 PH. 818.783.1517, 800.877.9991, FAX 818.907.9116
CANADA: 170 ArrwELL DRIVE, SUITE 401, ETOBICOKE, ONTARIO M9W 5Z5 PH. 416.674.6116, 800.265.0968, FAX 416.674.6122 Lill 6/98
Paragon Implant Co 1997-2001 Dr.Niznick Paragon Value Based Fixed Pricing