Proving the success of two-piece zirconia implants
The study design
Furthermore, Prof. Becker emphasizes the excellent esthetics of the examined Patent™ Implants. It should be noted that only one case of implant fracture was documented among the implant systems examined, which the study author attributed to the clinical skill level of the treating implantologist. In view of the convincing results of this unique long-term study, Prof. Becker attests to the unrestricted suitability of the two-piece Patent™ Implant System for use in daily clinical practice and emphasizes that predictable, safe, and reliable long-term restorations can be achieved in average implant patients with the two-piece Patent™ Implant System.
A perfectly designed implant system
Furthermore, the high survival rates of Patent™ Implants observed in the long-term study can also be attributed to the special implant surface created in a proprietary manufacturing process. The Patent™ surface of the endosteal implant portion is hydrophilic, osteoconductive, and with a roughness value of 6 µm significantly rougher than the surfaces of conventional ceramic implants. Within minutes after insertion, a fibrin network forms on the implant, which promotes rapid and extremely successful bone formation in the sense of contact osteogenesis, particularly optimizing the early phase of healing. The excellent bone healing was also impressively demonstrated in an animal model study (in publication), in which the authors Dr. Roland Glauser and Dr. Peter Schüpbach determined a BIC value of over 70% for Patent™ Implants after only four weeks of healing. With this value, the Patent™ Dental Implant System outperforms all implants investigated in comparable studies to date.
Patent™ users and experts share their experiences
Meanwhile, Swiss implantologist Dr. Roland Glauser confirms, "In the past, I was skeptical about the osseointegration of ceramic implants. Thanks to its special, highly rough surface, even better results in terms of bone healing can be achieved with the Patent™ Dental Implant System than with many titanium implants."
Among the many users of the Patent™ Dental Implant System is also Luxembourg implantologist Prof. Marcel Wainwright. Commenting on the healing success of Patent™ Implants, the ceramic specialist says: "The rougher the surface, the easier it is for the cells to attach to it and form a fibrin network. From all the ceramic implant systems that I have worked with, the Patent™ Dental Implant System has by far the highest roughness." In addition, Prof. Dr. Wainwright values the easy handling of the Patent™ Dental Implant System: "In terms of prosthetics, I can realize everything with it that would be possible in the same way with conventional titanium implant systems. The switch to Patent™ Implants is by no means dramatic – the few things that need to be learned can be explained to interested implantologists in an afternoon."