FDA Approved Dental Device for Implant Borne Prosthetics

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The high performance polymer dental prosthetic device can potentially enable improved patient quality of life and efficiencies as compared to metal.

The Juvora dental disc received the US Food and Drug Administration clearance for expanded indications. Indications for use in the U.S include the manufacture of full and partial removable dentures and implant over dentures, copings, substructures and frameworks for permanent and transitional anterior or posterior crowns and bridgework. Juvora implant prosthetic frameworks can be tailor-made to patients´ needs and result in reduced treatment times and better treatment outcomes.

The device had received CE mark approval in Europe and introduction onto the European dental market in 2012. Recent FDA approval include a CAD/CAM device made of Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) polymer for the manufacture of long-term implant-borne prosthetic frameworks compatible for use with fixed rehabilitation systems including the treatment concept and the Straumann Pro Arch system. This alternative to metal prosthetic devices is made from PEEK-Optima high performance polymer. It is said to offer a superior combination of strength, natural bone-like flex, and toughness.

Around 99% of patients rated Juvora prosthetics high for comfort and 97% rated them high for overall satisfaction. “Patients have told us their Juvora prosthetics feel like having their natural teeth back. This is not to mention a reduction in weight, and superior comfort through tailored fit because the prosthetic has been made with precision through CAD/CAM workflows,” noted Lynne Todd, head of Invibio Dental and Juvora. The feature-set of the biomaterial Juvora dental disc includes a bone-like modulus, which gives the Juvora implant prosthetic framework the potential to react in a more natural way to the stress and forces it encounters.

According to Dental Prosthetics Market Report published by Coherent Market Insights, dental prosthetics deals with reconstruction of damaged teeth or replacement of missing teeth, providing complete and partial dentures, dental appliances, and mouth-guards to the patients for better oral health. Dental prosthetics are used in patients suffering from clinical conditions associated with decayed teeth or oral and maxillofacial tissues. It can be a compelling alternative to metal for long term fixed as well as removable implant prosthetic applications, such as frameworks and other superstructures both for the dentist and for their patients.


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