Why Minimally Invasive? To Closely Duplicate the Natural Tooth

about us implantology Sep 09, 2020

Nature designed a very good system. Specialized tissue protects every opening in the human body from bacteria.

The oral cavity is truly unique. It is the only place in the body that the the protective epithelial seal has openings. Teeth are the exception. They extend from bone through the miracle membrane but also create a unique seal. This seal, also known as a biologic width is accomplished by a delicate combination of specialized cells known as epithelium, connective tissue, periosteum.  When these are in place and healthy blood supply is good, bacteria cannot penetrate it. 

Enter dental implants. Bone integration for chewing function was the original goal. This objective has been the driving most all development efforts for decades.

Now as time is teaching us, by neglecting to give the biologic seal attention, we are experiencing a rise in peri-implantitis and peri-implant mucositis that is causing tremendous concern in the implant community. Given the wave of implant/tissue failures, some are beginning to question if implant treatment is now a best practice. 

What if an implant could mimic the natural tooth's other characteristics? What if an implant achieved and maintained a biologic width capable of sealing out bacteria? What if an implant could distribute chewing forces in a similar way to natural teeth? 

Creating such an implant would require a revisiting every assumption and challenge every tradition. To achieve success it would require re-engineering dictated by tissue's natural principles. Hard AND soft tissue would have to be respected. The miracle properties of healthy soft tissue seal protecting from bacteria would be a required outcome. 

Just such an implant has been created.

 

The most natural functioning implant ever made.