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DESS is going to have the first dental abutments with MetAlive® bioadhesion surface available. MetAlive® bioadhesion surface is achieved due to a special surface treatment where nanoparticles (nanoporous titanium oxides – TiO2) are firmly applied on the abutment surface and as a consequence a unique bioactive protein-mediated adhesion is formed to connective tissue, which resembles a biological adhesion. This bonding is durable, persistent and in connection with human tissue chemically stable.

The connection fit as well as the full compatibility remains untouched and the same quality standards are provided as there are with every DESS standard abutment; with the difference of an extra features: the MetAlive® bioadhesion surface.

The main advantages of the MetAlive® bioadhesion surface are already scientifically proven and certified by a Notified Body:

  1. Less bone resorption
  2. Better healing
  3. SOFT TISSUE ADHESION

Of all MetAlive® bioadhesion surface applications, the use on dental implant abutments is surely one of the most clearly justified. The attachment of cells to both, gingival epithelium and connective tissue, brings advantages during all healing stages.

 MetAlive® bioadhesion surface achieves: 

  • Fast and immediate attachment of cells on the abutment surface
  • Faster generation of tissue through a greater proliferation rate of cells
  • Closing of the gingival tissue wound also at the abutment interface, alongside the natural tissue wound closure
  • Faster healing of the tissue during every stage of healing
  • Greater contact area between the tissue and abutment surface (biological width)
  • Reduction of encapsulation
  • Reduction of bone resorption during the healing period
  • Improved soft tissue closure of the infection gate

At a histological level, the difference between the MetAlive® abutment and an ordinary abutment can be seen. Due to histological preparation techniques, the contact between a normal abutment surface and the gingival tissue has been lost and a clear gab is observed. In real life the gingival tissue is likely to have good contact with the abutment, but the strength of the interface is very low, so that the smallest mechanical trauma can detach the gingiva, thus opening the infection gate. On the MetAlive® abutment the gingival tissue is in perfect contact to the interface and has retained its normal structure despite the treatment. This is yet another piece of evidence strengthening our perception of significant clinical value Metalive® bioadhesion surface can offer. Have a look at the video below.

 

 

 

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