Company’s Patent Portfolio Offers Unique Opportunity to Develop the Next Generation of Patient-Specific Tooth Replacement Solutions
Posted: March 22, 2017
Edited by Dentaltown staff
BERLIN, Germany—Natural Dental Implants AG (NDI) has announced the development of a 3-D printed version of the Replicate Tooth.
NDI began working on its first generation of customized tooth replacement products and filing patents in 2006. The product, which the company will have at the International Dental Show (Hall 3.1, Aisle H, Booth 49), features a titanium root portion and a zirconia abutment portion, like the commercially available version of the Replicate Tooth currently made by 5-axis CNC milling.
“We started thinking about customized tooth replacement systems more than ten years ago. Our patent portfolio includes endosseous and perio-integrative implementations, various surface enhancements, CAD/CAM systems, and manufacturing technologies, utilized in rapid prototyping methods and 3-D printing. This enables industrialized and chair-side fabrication of individually shaped dental implants. Using new technologies like 3-D printing helps us reduce costs and provide even more value to our customers,” said Ruedger Rubbert, CEO of NDI.
The company has a working prototype and expects to begin extensive product testing this year.
For more information, visit replicatetooth.com.