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MetAlive® technology can be utilised in applications where soft tissue attachment and/or faster healing around implant is beneficial.

 

MetAlive® technology can be utilised in applications where soft tissue attachment and/or faster healing around implant are beneficial. All implants need to convince the surrounding cells and tissue that it is not a threat to its surroundings. Secondly, many indications would benefit from a clear attachment between the tissue and the implant. Here are some of the most common complications that could be potentially be avoided with the help of MetAlive®:

• infections
• strong inflammatory reactions
• encapsulation
• slow healing 
• implant movement 
• scarring

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.