We treated our first patient in 2004.
The basis of our success in comparison to all prior study groups working with root analogue dental implants is the Principle of Differentiated Osseointegration, published in top international journal IJOMS in 2007.
At the beginning they just said, you’ll fail as all others failed before; just wait three years and you’ll see! We’re happy to say we haven’t heard this anymore – for 15 years.
The problem is that most experts have absolutely no idea – neither knowledge, experience, nor skills – about root analogue dental implants. They don’t even know that this solution exists.
Do you expect open doors if someone recognizes that there is a more aesthetic, simpler, better, and less traumatic way of placing an immediate dental implant?
This is the proof that our method is revolutionary: because no one wants to have their method invalidated by a much better method.
For over 20 years we have not heard a single logical argument as to why not? We’re able to prove every single word you see on our web page, because Science is the opposite of “I don’t know” or “I don’t believe”.
Yes, we have a worldwide patent, since 2007.
There is a huge market because tooth extraction is a very common dental procedure and immediate dental implants can only be done by highly skilled experts and are therefore very costly.
Our goal is to produce truly anatomical dental implants that simply fit, so any general dentist can place such implants, without any special training. This would lead to much better patient treatments because most of the tooth extraction sites do not get an immediate tooth replacement because general dentists are not able to do so.
The training of a general dentist basically involves finding the right time to switch from a rotten tooth to an immediate dental implant without surgical risks.
The weak point is that we need software developers to automate segmentation and alterations of the root form. This will enable us to get competitive with simple screw type implants. However, the overall costs of traditional implants and surgical intervention is already the same as our implant, which can be placed in one minute.
The predominant cost is from the construction of the implant. These costs will be constantly reduced by automation and AI, as has already been done in crown construction.
The winner is definitely the patient getting a ceramic implant in less than one minute without surgery.
The winner will be the general dentist who does not need extensive surgical training needed to place traditional screw type implants.
The loser is the implant expert who is no longer needed.
General dentists, with high-demanding patients who want to avoid root canals and surgical risks.
For several years we’ve been able to produce these custom medical devices (CMDs). The process is fully digital and cloud-based, so that the implant is ready when the patient arrives for the first time.
We are now ready to scale.
Custom medical devices are the future of prosthetic medicine because every human is unique, and with the promise of CAD/CAM technology, every treatment should be unique.
Milling a RAI is much easier than a titanium implant because we do not need any precision connectors. On the other hand, the construction of a RAI is much more complex than the production of a screw type implant.
Considering overall costs, RAI production is competitive with screw type implants, because it avoids other costs caused by surgery, especially bone augmentation and sinus lift procedures.
A RAI – even multi-rooted implants – can be done in all regions of the mouth.
Failed root canals and chronic root infection of a root is in general not a contra-indication. In case of periodontitis, it depends if there is additional bone in the apical region, because then we can make a root extension to gain more stability of the RAI.
In cases of root extensions, there is some drilling with a drilling template. There is no reason to do bone augmentation.
The production time depends on the initial quality of the CT scan, which depends on artifacts and the quality of the machine.
Of course, we are interested in industry and distribution partners worldwide, but also financial investment to enter the market (see question …)
We wonder why the dental industry is not ready for mass customization of dental implants. Crowns are already individualized, so why not dental implants? There is no logical explanation for ignoring such a simple and logical solution, for almost two decades.
Unfortunately, nothing. They are completely overwhelmed. Some of the experts say it’s fake – ‘Photoshopped’!
There are some other study groups in Italy, Germany, and China, but there was only one company on the market, Replicate Tooth, which failed after 10 years with $20 million in investment.
An analogous product, Invisalign, entered a severely restricted market in 2000 with $30 million in investment, which allowed them to compete with established orthodontists.
BioImplant will be for immediate dental implants what Invisalign was for orthodontists.