Nobel Biocare Partners With Dentalpoint AG
Nobel Biocare has entered into a partnership with Dentalpoint AG — a leader in ceramic dental implants — to add a zirconia implant solution to its portfolio.
Nobel Biocare has entered into a partnership with Dentalpoint AG — a leader in ceramic dental implants — to add a zirconia implant solution to its portfolio. The announcement was made during the 2017 European Association of Osseointegration Congress in Madrid. The partnership will add a new implant option to Nobel Biocare’s range of titanium implants with the TiUnite surface. The innovations from Dentalpoint AG, known for its ZERAMEX implant brand, are intended to help clinicians meet patient demand for metal-free solutions and high-end esthetics.
Utilizing proprietary technology, Dentalpoint AG has reportedly developed the first completely metal-free, two-piece, bone-level implant system with an internal connection that is not dependent on cement. Screw-retained via a metal-free screw, the two-piece system allows clinicians to treat patients with a zirconia implant using protocols similar to those employed for traditional implants. It also offers greater restorative flexibility compared with existing one-piece or cement-retained ceramic implants. Nobel Biocare expects to offer this first-of-a-kind technology in early 2018.
From Decisions in Dentistry. November 2017;3(11):11.