Zeev Implants is developing a unique dental implant based on a modular design that can easily connect or separate to achieve a custom length.
With millions of implants placed every year, the market seeks a viable solution to combat total extraction of the implant.
Zeev Implants’ unique dental implant is based on a modular design that consists of multiple sections (rings) that can easily connect or separate to achieve a customized length. When peri-implant disease develops, dentists can simply remove the bacteria-infected upper ring(s) of the implant and replace it with a new sterile ring(s).
Zeev’s novel solution prevents the need to extract the entire infected implant. This new technology gives dentists greater confidence and presents dental implant treatment as an option for patients, such as diabetics and heavy smokers, who may otherwise be rejected due to health risks.
Because the implant design is modular, dentists will benefit from reduced costs by holding less inventory.
Founded: December 2015
Stage: Technology development
Investor: The Trendlines Group
IP: Israel patent issued January 2015; National phase
Peri-implant disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the soft and hard gum tissue around dental implants. It results when bacteria build up on the base of the implant (below the gum line) and cause resorption of the bone that supports the implant, which may lead to implant loss. An irreversible condition, peri-implant disease occurs in 30% to 50% of cases.
Current treatment options (nonsurgical and surgical) to stop the progression of bone loss and kill off the bacteria are only partially effective. Often the dentist must completely remove the implant and replace it with a new one.
The global dental implants and prosthetics market was $6.4 billion in 2013, and is estimated to reach $10 billion by 2020 (MarketsandMarkets). Drivers include aging baby boomers and an increased focus on quality dental care.
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