Dental implants are nothing new. The oldest discovered dental implant was a copper stud found in the jaw of an Egyptian from somewhere around 1000 BC. Obviously technology has come a long way since then and the surgical placement methods have definitely improved since that first implant, the idea of replacing a tooth is nothing new. Nor is the idea of biocompatible dental implants. While we may view zirconium oxide implants as a new breakthrough in dental technology, researchers have discovered attempts at bicomcompatible replacement teeth from as early as 600 AD, when a Mayan woman was found to have “three tooth-shaped pieces of shell placed into the sockets of three missing lower incisor teeth” (Wikipedia, 2010).
The fact is, we need our teeth. For ages we have attempted to find better methods and improved materials to replace missing teeth. From the earliest attempts to removable dentures, to bridges, to our modern titanium implants. By most calcualtions, titanium implants have been the best option to replace teeth discovered so far.
Dentures were at one time the best way, as were bridges, etc. So while titanium implants were a huge step forward in what we were able to offer patients, it doesn’t mean that it is where the search stops. In fact, there is already a more viable solution available on the market: zirconium oxide implants (or ceramic implants).
Ceramic dental implants improve upon the few weaknesses found in titanium implants and provide a viable, improved option for both the patient and the doctor.
Dentalpoint develops and distributes innovative high-quality implant systems in the dental implant market. With its product line ZERAMEX. Dentalpoint sells the worldwide only certified two-part implant system fully made out of high-performance zirconia.
Dentalpoint aims to cooperate with the world leaders in dental implantology. In September 2009, Dentalpoint was approved by the Implantat Stiftung Schweiz (Swiss implant foundation) as a full member. This milestone achievement manifests Dentalpoint’s acceptance by the market and academia as market leader in full-ceramic dental restoration. Furthermore, Dentalpoint has gained the renowned Universities of Berne and Geneva as scientific partners, which currently also conduct several clinical and histological studies with the ZERAMEX system.
As market leader in the seminal niche of full-ceramic dental restoration, Dentalpoint composes of an outstanding market position and promising growth perspectives.
With the continuous development of innovative and high-quality products as well as the consequent implementation of the worldwide marketing strategy, Dentalpoint is creating a solid basis for the realisation of its growth plans and to sustainably secure its excellent market position