Paris, France based startup SpotImplant.com indexes all existing and past implants from all brands and all countries. They have an AI-based deep learning algorithm that has indexed thousands of dental implant images and X-rays. These have been annotated with the type implant model to produce a comprehensive training set for their deep learning algorithm. You can upload your implant x-ray and they analyze the image to identify the implant and notify you of the top matching brand and model of
Straumann Drops TE Implant by December 2021
Straumann has decided to discontinue its line of Taper Effect (TE) implants after December 2021. The reason given is that they want to prioritize research and development of new products and remove products with diminished use. Straumann’s Tapered effect implant was one of the first implants designed by Straumann intended for immediate implant placement by clinicians. Its tapered neck helped fill the gap of the extraction site at the coronal end. Its tapered neck design was carried forward with some
No Cement, No Screws , Yes Memory Metal Retention – RodoMedical
To cement or to screw – that is the question. Not anymore, startup RODO Medical has added a new option. Reversible retention using a shape memory metal dental retention system which uses one or more compression plates made from various shape memory materials, e.g., nickel-titanium alloys such as Nitinol. By applying energy via heat or electrical energy, the memory metal elements change shape. To remove a crown, energy is applied via a wand and the memory metal retentive element shape
Immediate Truly Anatomic Zirconia Dental Implant System
BioImplant is an Austrian dental implant company with a radical new solution to immediate dental implant placement. The patient`s extracted tooth is laser scanned and modified in CAD software, then machined out of zirconium and implanted in the still healing socket for incredibly natural looking results.
BioImplant`s CAD/CAM Immediate Implant – A New Paradigm?
BioImplant, an Austrian company, has developed the BioImplant, a CAD/CAM Zirconium implant used in immediate placement. The hopeless tooth is extracted gently by means of a periotome to avoid any damage to the extraction socket, which is to be used as implant site. Particular care has to be taken not to destroy the thin buccal cortical bone. The root of the extracted tooth or an impression of the extraction socket serves as basis for the production of the individualized immediate
Cochlear Dental Hearing Aid cleared by FDA
Sonitus Medica of San Mateo, California has received FDA clearance for SoundBite, a dental hearing aid for people with deafness in one ear. The system works much like a cochlear implant, except for the implantation. A behind the ear device wirelessly transmits audio from the affected ear to a little receiver attached to a tooth that resonates the teeth, that in turn stimulate both cochlea. The removable In-The-Mouth (ITM) device showed no long-term effects on dental or periodontal soft or
Keystone Dental`s Pink Collared Genesis Implant
Keystone Dental`s Genesis Implant has been cleared by regulators. The implant system features a patented BioSpark™ surface, a nano-surface that mimics the structure of bone, creating a healing environment to optimize bone integration. In addition, the unique AnaTite™ process results in the first-ever marketed pink implant collar and a complete line of pink prosthetics. The aesthetic breakthrough of the AnaTite process allows the Genesis System to project a more natural hue through the patient`s gum tissue for a more natural
NobelDirect Bone Loss results in Class Action Lawsuit Potential
Nobel Biocare has been sued by a California dentist seeking class-action status on behalf of dentists whose patients have suffered complications such as bone loss from one of its products namely the NobelDirect dental implant. The suit by Jason M Yamada, a periodontist, seeks compensation for dentists who have had to perform surgery on their patients, or pay for restorative surgery, after complications from the implants, which it said were defectively designed. The suit proposed a class action to cover
No Warranties on Orthopedic Implants – NYTimes Article
The million or so artificial hips and knees implanted each year in the United States are normally not guaranteed. Instead, the costs of replacing implants that fail early because of design or mechanical problems — devices that sell for as much as $15,000 each — are largely paid by Medicare, insurance companies and patients. Implants can fail for many reasons, but if only a small percentage of them fail prematurely because they are substandard, the costs to taxpayers, policyholders and
Tooth Eye Implant
Martin Jones, 42-year-old builder, was left blind after an accident at work more than a decade ago. After a remarkable operation in which part of his tooth was implanted in his eye, he can now regain some of his lost sight. The procedure involved taking a minute section of a patient`s tooth, reshaping and chiselling through to grip the man-made lens which was then placed in its core. It is implanted under an eyelid where it become covered in tissue.