Natural Dental Implants and Absolute Ceramics Launch Manufacturing and Marketing Partnership at IDS

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Innovative dental technology companies partner to launch the Replicate™ Non-Surgical Tooth Replacement System

Berlin-based Natural Dental Implants AG, the developer of the Replicate™ Non-Surgical Tooth Replacement System, today announced its partnership with Absolute Ceramics, a leading manufacturer of all-ceramic crowns, in-lays and on-lays.

Absolute Ceramics will manufacture Replicate System™ components at their facility in Leipzig, Germany and sell the product through their sales force in Austria, Germany and Switzerland beginning in the third quarter of this year.

The Replicate System™, a non-surgical approach to replacing teeth that are no longer functional, is an alternative to three-unit bridges and traditional dental implants. Each Replicate Tooth™ is 100% customized for the individual patient. Using CBCT/DVT imaging, specialized software and precision manufacturing techniques, an anatomical copy of the natural tooth is made and then implanted at the time the non-functional tooth is extracted. A customized lingual splint, attached to the Replicate Tooth and bonded to the adjacent teeth, is used for primary stability. It is designed to place the implanted tooth slightly out of occlusion, restricting micro-movements during osteointegration.

“Working with a partner who understands mass customization of dental devices and who shares our focus on innovation and commitment to quality will help us accelerate into the market while ensuring we deliver the best possible products to our customers,” said Rubbert, NDI’s founder and CEO, “Absolute Ceramics was the perfect choice for us.”

“From the very first beginning we’ve been intrigued by the simplicity and still revolutionary approach of NDI and its Replicate System,” said Frank Preuss, CEO and co-founder of Biodentis, the company behind Absolute Ceramics. “The custom-made implant fits perfectly to our product range of high-quality custom-made prosthetics using state-of-the art CAD/CAM-technology.”

Both Natural Dental Implants AG and Absolute Ceramics will be at the IDS meeting in Cologne, March 22-26, Hall: 11.3 Booth: F008/G009.

==About Natural Dental Implants AG
Natural Dental Implants AG, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with a U.S. subsidiary based in Dallas, Texas, was founded in 2006 to develop the intellectual property behind the Replicate™ Nonsurgical Tooth Replacement System. Research and development operations began in 2009. The company expects to enter the market in the second half of 2011. To learn more about Natural Dental Implants and the Replicate System, visit http://www.replicatetooth.com.

==About Absolute Ceramics
Absolute Ceramics is a leading supplier in Europe of custom-made CAD/CAM prosthetics serving both the dental office as well as the dental lab with innovative solutions. The product offering follows a systemic approach starting with impression taking both traditional and digital and ending with state-of-the art prosthetics for traditional restorations as well as implant surgery. For more information about Absolute Ceramics’ products, visit http://www.absolute-ceramics.com.

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