Dentalpoint AG announces FDA approval and U.S. sales of ZERAMEX P6

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ZERAMEX P6 is the first two-piece, screw-retained, metal-free zirconia dental implant. (Dentalpoint AG)
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By Dental Tribune USA

Sat. 10 September 2016

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Swiss manufacturer Dentalpoint AG, a supplier of metal-free oral rehabilitation products, recently announced the U.S. arrival of what it describes as the first two-piece, screw-retained, metal-free dental implant. Designed to address current patients’ needs of health and aesthetics, Zeramex offers the strength, highly bio-compatibility and aesthetic benefits of zirconia implants with the clinical ease of use and prosthetic benefits of traditional titanium dental implants.

With over three years of proven results[1] in Europe and the belief that “stagnation means regression,” Zeramex is leading the charge to reinvent implant dentistry with an improved material and a workflow fit for the U.S. dental practice, the company says.

The ZERAMEX P6 design is based on one of the scientifically most documented implant systems and is characterized by a high success rate[2]. The centerpiece of the ZERAMEX P6 two-piece is the VICRABO Screw, made of continuous, parallel carbon-fibers reinforced high-tech plastic, which accepts tensile forces, permanently giving it high connection strength. This material shows excellent iso-elastic properties and is metal-free, and highly bio-compatible. This screw-retained carbon-ceramic connection expands in the given contour and is designed to, ensuring a precise, seamless and sealed, yet stress-free connection. The reversible VICRABO Screw allows for flexibility previously unachievable with ceramic implants.

ZERAMEX implants and abutments are made of Zirconium Dioxide (ZrO2 ATZ HIP) or Zirconia. Zirconia implants are characterized by the absence of metal, superb bio-mechanical stability, and extraordinary material strength resembling their natural model, the root of the tooth, in function and aesthetics. Performance tests according to ISO 14801 have proven the high fatigue strength of the ZERAMEX implants[3]. The white tooth color of Zirconia is aesthetically superior to gray titanium; eliminating any possible tattooing, gray triangles and translucent discoloration often caused by metal implant. Characteristics’ of strength, durability and bright white color has led to experts to refer to Zirconia as “white diamonds.”

Designed similar to one of the scientifically most documented implant systems that is renowned for its low loss rate, ZERAMEX P6 allows for well-known and simple surgical placement protocol. The abutment lies precisely on the implant shoulder and the hexagonal indexing ensures rotation protection, while the VICARBO screw ensures a precise and secure connection. The hydrophilic ZERAFILTM surface treatment is a sandblasting and etching process that allows osteoblasts to grow directly on the implant, achieving excellent osseointegration and firm adhesion at the implant surface[4].

Ceramics has been the standard of care for prosthetics and restorations for many years. In the coming decade dental implants are poised for dramatic growth. In addition to health considerations, aesthetics is an important criterion for choosing the right solution; undoubtedly leading the future of dental implants in the same direction, all-ceramic restorations. 
Dentalpoint AG has over 10 years of experience in developing and refining metal-free dental implant systems. With Zeramex, you now can deliver a bright white, 100-percent metal free ceramic implant with the traditional two-piece implant concept you are familiar with.

More information is available on the company’s website, located at www.zeramex.com.

(Source: Dentalpoint AG)

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