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CADSkills development of 3D printed titanium jaw implants can reduce the operation time
Jaw is an important part of craniofacial bone, which maintains the integrity of facial contour, bears the masticatory function, and is closely related to swallowing, language, breathing and other functions. Maxillary prosthesis after implantation in vivo, not only by the tension surrounding muscles, but also bear masticatory pressure, therefore, the prosthesis to restore patients personalized appearance, but also have sufficient mechanical strength to ensure the stability and function of the body of the exercise of the best, but also as tissue engineering scaffolds loaded with osteogenic potential cells and promoting bone growth factor for bone regeneration.
CADSkills has developed a titanium 3D print jaw implant called AMSJI, designed to save patients and reduce recovery time. Patients suffering from extreme maxillary atrophy (the form of jaw deterioration) may be treated with revolutionary therapy in the near future. Thanks to CADskills, a medical device start-up company based in Ghent, belgium. The company's 3D printed titanium dental implant, called the attached subperiosteal implant (AMSJI), provides an alternative treatment for traditional medicine.
Patients with bone atrophy usually have to undergo bone grafts, uncomfortable dental implants that cause inflammation and pain, and invasive surgery and long recovery time. However, AMSJI will soon be a viable alternative to people who need full maxillary restoration or similar treatment. Implants are designed to reduce surgical and recovery time and patient discomfort.
Surprisingly, CADSkills claims it can provide patients with the same results in just one hour of surgery. New 3D print implants can be expected to remove patients from months of recovery and possible inflammation.
AMSJI offers shorter recovery times
CADSkills claims that in addition to reducing the time of surgery, implants can allow patients to receive fixed teeth on the same day. But the company is still testing AMSJI. "Over the past year, CADskills has studied each case carefully, and we have looked at how soft tissue around the implant is responding," explains CADskills, chief operating officer at RobinDetaille. We have been working on every case to provide a perfect AMSJI design for every new patient. "
The idea of AMSJI was originally from Dr. MyMommaerts of the University of Brussels. Previously, cobalt chrome produced a similar layout for facial implants.
However, this particular material is too hard and does not allow the bone to grow inwards. However, by using 3D to print titanium, CADSkills can provide stability, electrical conductivity and promote bone growth properties. In addition to using more capable materials, the company also uses 3D printing instead of the previous lost wax casting. This allows you to create more complex designs in simpler ways.
CADSkills relies on Materialize's Mimics innovation kit to develop these customized implants and introduce the appearance of the patient after the operation is completed. CADSkills believes that their clinical outcomes will be cross cutting and will bring AMSJI to the international market once they are approved. According to the overall plan, the company hopes to establish a global network within the next five years.