Dental implants - replacement teeth that are anchored into the jawbone - have developed faster than virtually any other aspect of dentistry over recent years. mininavident AG, a spin-off of the University Hospital of Basel and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), has now developed a miniaturized camera system to help guide implants to the correct site and is to showcase the technology at the Swiss pavilion at HANNOVER MESSE 2016. The innovative DENACAM system is no stranger to accolades, having won the Swiss Technology Award 2015 in the “Start-up” category last December, and mininavident AG is itself also listed as a TOP100 Swiss startup and a recipient of the CTI label.
To date, 95 percent of the around 13.5 million dental implants that are put in every year around the world are performed free hand. However, if the position or angle of an implant is not ideal, or if it hits a nerve channel, clinical complications are more than likely. That is why mininavident AG has developed DENACAM, an ultra-miniaturized camera system that is mounted directly on the drill and guides the dentist to the ideal implant site in real time using simple 3D images.
mininavident AG (4057 Basel, Switzerland), Hall 2, Stand C39, Swiss pavilion, co-exhibitor with Schoch Marketing