Indications

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MetAlive technology can be applied for better healing and less complications through soft tissue attachment on materials.  

 

All implants are designed to avoid causing threath to surrounding tissues. The unique MetAlive soft tissue attachment solves many of these problems. 

Here are some of the most common complications, that are potentially avoided with MetAlive technology.

  • Infections
  • Heavy inflammations
  • Encapsulation
  • Prolonged healing
  • Implant repositioning
  • Scaring

For example, a Dental implant abutment is in contact with gingival tissue immediately after implantation (healing abutment) and after the healing period (permanent abutment). The MetAlive® nanosurface improves the tissue well being during both phases. In the healing phase, gingival tissue heals faster, achieves better attachment and a greater biological width, reducing encapsulation and inflammatory reaction. After the healing phase, tissue attachment sustains the closed wound status on the abutment interface. The interface between the gingival tissue and the abutment surface is continuously vulnerable towards loss of attachment and opening of the infection gate caused by even the lightest physical trauma. Similar logic applies also to other indications. If the tissues surrounding the implant suffer from the lack of attachment, then MetAlive could prevent it. Here are some perfect examples of applications where MetAlive® may be of use:

  • Orthopaedic fixation pins
  • maxillocraniofacial transdermal implants for removable prosthesis fixation
  • ear piercing jewellery
  • Aortic stents

Aortic aneurysms are being treated with specially designed stents, however these suffer from displacements and bypass flow. Both of these problems could be solved with improved attachment of the tissue to the stent.