DT News - International - TRI realises vision of future digital workflow with world’s first abutment-free dental implant

Search Dental Tribune

TRI realises vision of future digital workflow with world’s first abutment-free dental implant

Matrix is the first dental implant system approved for restorations directly on the implant without the use of an abutment. (Image: TRI Dental Implants)
TRI Dental Implants

TRI Dental Implants

Thu. 19. May 2022


HÜNENBERG, Switzerland: Matrix is the first dental implant connection to have been specifically designed for digital manufacturing technologies such as CAD/CAM milling and 3D printing. The implant design allows seating of restorations directly on the implants without the use of abutments and without cementation. In addition to obtaining CE mark certification in 2020, matrix has recently received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration.

In recent years, prosthetic manufacturing has been revolutionised and new prosthetic materials have been developed. However, implant interfaces have remained unchanged for the last 30–40 years, leading to a mismatch between implant connections and modern prosthetic manufacturing. TRI’s vision is to connect these two worlds, challenging the status quo by thinking outside of the box.

Exploiting the precision of today’s milling technologies and the advancements of CAD/CAM production, the Swiss manufacturer has developed the matrix implant system, which employs a technology that ensures unlimited design flexibility. Hence, several kinds of dental restorations—including individual screw-retained, fully anatomical CAD/CAM restorations and multipart bars and bridges—can be planned and placed directly on the matrix implants. There are no restrictions in terms of angulation or indication in the use of the implant and no need for cementation. Matrix also enables planning of soft-tissue management digitally.

Peace of mind for the dental clinic

The matrix implant system provides dental clinics worldwide with the unique benefits of a faster, immediate and local workflow—chairside and labside—as well as increased precision, as neither an abutment, cement nor modelling is required. The matrix sets no limits in terms of material, indication or angulation.

TRI founder and CEO Tobias Richter said: “Most important is that every single implant provided to dentists will not only have an impact on their workflow, but also change the patient’s life for the better. With matrix, patient treatments will be faster, more aesthetic, closer to biology and easier than ever before.”

Scientific proof

TRI has conducted several studies to confirm the mechanical stability and precision of the implant system in collaboration with universities and renowned key opinion leaders, such as Prof. Ronald E. Jung, chairperson of the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, and Prof. Daniel Edelhoff, director of the department of prosthodontics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Germany. For example, a post-market clinical follow-up survey measuring the performance of 2,334 matrix implants reported a success rate of 99.7%. In addition, TRI has launched a dedicated matrix case book that covers cases ranging from single-crown to full-arch restoration, including a one-year follow-up shared by Prof. Jung, as well as cases from Drs Ramón Gómez Meda from Spain, who is an international lecturer on implantology, aesthetics and multidisciplinary treatments; Alessandro Agnini and Andrea Agnini, who are both experts in fixed prosthetic dentistry, periodontology and implant dentistry from Italy.

The case book and all the scientific white papers can be downloaded from the company’s website. Dental professionals who would like to learn more about matrix can book a 15-minute online presentation with an expert at tri-implants.swiss.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *