The matrix® from TRI® Dental Implants is the first approved dental implant specifically designed for new digital manufacturing technologies such as CAD/CAM milling or 3D printing. This concept allows the planning of dentures directly on the implant – be it single crowns, multi-part bars and bridges or full arches – without any need for an abutment.
No restriction on angulation and indication, no need for cementation, as well as the unique option to digitally plan 100% patient-specific emergence profiles, all guarantee long durability and high aesthetic results.
TRI® Dental Implants has found the ideal partner for the realisation of the restorations in Amann Girrbach, a system provider of CAD/CAM solutions for the laboratory and dental practice, and provides its users with validated workflows offering maximum efficiency and safety.
This also applied to the project with TRI® Dental Implants, and in addition to detailed process validation of software and machine, a number of different materials were also validated. For example, in the future it will be possible to fabricate high-precision crowns from Zolid DRS or Zolid Gen-X directly on the implant without compromising either function or aesthetics. In combination with the Ceramill Therm DRS sintering furnace, the final result is available in just 20 minutes.
Falko Noack, vice-president of Research & Development at Amann Girrbach, commented: “Close cooperation with TRI® Dental Implants made perfect sense for us, as we have found a cooperation partner here who consistently pursues CAD/CAM philosophy in the field of implants, specifically with regard to the matrix® system. Due to the connection geometry developed specifically for CAM production, an excellent fit between implant and abutment can be created easily, reliably and, above all, extremely precisely. Creation of the milling tools and the geometry of the mating surface to the implant as well as to the screw connection could be ideally adapted to each other during development. This is why reproducibility of the results is also given, and this has been impressively confirmed in in-house and external test results.”
Both partners are enthusiastic about the cooperation and the achieved development, as Sandro Venanzoni, chief technology officer at TRI® Dental Implants, also pointed out: “TRI® Dental Implants has been working intensively on digital implant dentistry over the past years. In a rapidly changing market for dental implants, there is often talk of a ‘fully digital workflow’, but in reality, numerous manual steps such as bonding and cementing are still required. With the matrix® concept, we now have a 100% CAD/CAM-compatible implant system and a digital workflow. The cooperation with Amann Girrbach was crucial and also extremely valuable for the development of matrix®.”