Romidan’s Romipointer is an electronic wand that allows the precise detection of a submerged implant’s location. By using a disposable sensor and a series of sweeps around the submerged implant’s location, the device provides feedback as to the implant’s location. The implant locating system has a system of lights that indicate when the sensor is near the implant and when it moves away from it, once the implant is located, the visual indication is accompanied by a solid audio signal. Read More…
Tel Aviv University researcher Prof. Noam Eliaz of the TAU School of Mechanical Engineering has developed an electrochemical process for coating metal implants which vastly improves their functionality, longevity and integration into the body. “The surface chemistry, structure and morphology of our new coatings resemble biological material,” explains Prof. Eliaz. “We`ve been able to enhance the integration of the coating with the mineralized tissue of the body, allowing more peoples` bodies to accept implants.” His new coating resulted in a
Swiss company Nobel Biocare bought Israeli dental implant startup Alpha Bio for $95 million. Alpha Bio Implant was a one-man show: Dr. Ophir Fromovich, CEO, owner and dentist to the stars, not that he`ll say who his clients are. Fromovich founded Alpha Bio Implant in 1988. Alpha Bio created a new type of implant, the first generation of what became called the NobelActive, the implant with the novel thread pattern. The device Web site explains that it does not “cut
Imadent was issued a US Patent for its ultrasonic jaw imaging system. The system includes a specially configured ultrasonic probe, a position locator module for defining the probe location and transmitting the definition to a computer which re-assembles the image. Imadent is one of the first companies that has been able to use ultrasound technologies to create high-resolution, cross-sectional images of hard tissues such as bone. The company’s technology allows for real-time imaging of a patient’s jaw during dental surgery,
MIS has released a specially designed diamond bur kit for use in modifying and customizing Zirconium abutments. The Zircon Diamond burr set has been designed to enable easy grinding and preparation of Zircon abutments. The set combines all burrs that are necessary for adjustment procedures and preparation of crowns and structures made of ZrO2.
MIS Implant Technologies Ltd has released a Crest Widener used to widen a narrow alveolar crest which has sufficient height for implant placement. The cortical plates are separated and the crest widener distracts the plates so that new bone is created between the plates and the attached gingiva. They have a step-by-step guide and video of the surgical technique on their website.
MIS Implant Technologies Ltd.`s Abrahmi Drill Guide Kit is a drill guide kit that allows for optimal inter-implant spacing, angulation and parallelism. The kit contains several spacers which the surgeon can select to determine the inter-implant distance. The device features several drill sleeves of different diameters which ensure parallelism of the implants.
MIS`s Yeung Bone Harvest kit consists of a set of four drills with a slot that allows for the accumulation of autogenous bone during osteotomy preparation. The drill size ranges are: 2.80mm, 3.20mm, 3.80mm and 4.50mm.
DenX`s innovative CT-image driven implant planning and placement system, `IGI`, was recently honoured with a Medical Design Excellence Award. IGI allows a virtual implant to be placed on the CT image with the assistance of advanced planning tools. During the surgical procedure, the clinician guides the implant to the precise location, angle and depth required according to the plan. Real-time localization feedback assisted by audio and visual media allows the clinician to monitor the success of the procedure and avoid
MIS has introduced a ceramic composite (Zirconium / Yttrium / Aluminium) drills in 2.0 mm, 2.1 mm and 2.8 mm diameter. They reportedly feature reduced vibration and smoother operation. One important property that Zirconium drills claim over stainless-steel drills is that they maintain their sharp edge for an extended period.