Patient fixed, dentist removable, implant supported, friction retained bridge: FRIDGE™
Up Until March 2016, in United States, there have been mainly two solutions available for completely edentulous jaws with the help of implants.
Why Implant Companies Should Choose Pouches over Vials for Dental Implant Packaging
Why vials were used in the past?
Dental implants were first commercialized for the industry by using vials as it was a relatively okay solution to ensure the implants that were sterile and would remain so. Injectable water vials were the first packaging solution for dental implants. Many factories were easily capable of of making injectable water vials due to how inexpensively they could be made as well as being a reliable solution to seal the implants off.
Why did they get replaced by plastic vials?
FRIDGE™ is the trademark of Friction Grip Bridge system. Fridge is a fixed prosthesis for the patient, but easily removable by the dentist. It takes advantage of precision milled Titanium parts to hold the teeth in by the same principle that has been in use by Bicon ® implants and abutments (castings with substantial added costs, limiting their use by the masses) for decades.
Traditionally, wearing “dentures” was a sign of old age and lack of teeth. Emotionally, when patients have to wear removable teeth, they have great resistance. Traditional dentures suffer from lack of retention and unwanted mobility during mastication and speech. As implants became popular, the retention problem of dentures was resolved by attaching them to implants, however, they were still removable appliances, and they were fraught with social stigma.
Dental Evolutions Inc. introduced the first self-grafting, self-osteomizing dental implant system at the Annual Academy of Osseointegration’s Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA on Thursday, February 18th, 2016. “After studying, placing and restoring dental implants for more than 25 years, I thought of many improvements and noticed many shortcomings and limitations of existing dental implant systems. They are too expensive, too cumbersome, with too many parts to satisfy different implant case,” says founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of Implanova, Parsa T. Zadeh, DDS, MAGD, FICOI.