myplant bio
Uniting the best of two worlds

With myplant bio myplant GmbH combines the tissue-friendly properties of a ceramic implant with the technical advantages of a titanium implant.

In this process, the titanium abutment and implant are encased in a strong, biocompatible ceramic layer.

The benefits of ceramic implant surfaces, with their exceptional tissue compatibility and biocompatibility, have been known about for many years and verified by numerous studies. Using a complex multi-phase high vacuum followed by a condensation process, an abrasion-resistant ceramic layer (Cerid®) is applied to the implant and a ceramic niobium layer (Niob) to the abutment section.

This bioengineering process, which has undergone advanced development specifically for myplant bio dental implants, involves high-energy charging of atoms, which then penetrate deep into the surface of the titanium and thereby form the abrasion- and shear-resistant titanium/ceramic composite.

The shear-resistant ceramic dioxide layer produced is approximately 4-7 micrometers thick. One of the special features of the high-strength Cerid® and niobium ceramic layer is its high biocompatibility, with an index of 1.

It is well known that mucositis is frequently a prelude to peri-implantitis, resulting in implant loss. Both Cerid® and Niob exhibit the highest chemical stability of all materials used in medical applications. This all but rules out titanium corrosion involving destruction of the passivating protective titanium layer, as can occur in the acidic environment of inflammatory gingival changes.

Overview of all features

The Cerid®/Niob® surface technology used in myplant bio produces a high-strength titanium/ceramic composite.

The use of a high-vacuum coating creates an abrasion-resistant anti-corrosion layer both on the implant and on the abutment section.

A special condensation process is used for high-energy charging of atoms that then penetrate the surface of the titanium and form a strong bond. This ceramic dioxide layer is approximately 4-7 micrometers thick. One of the special features of the high-strength Cerid® and niobium ceramic dioxide layer coatings is their high biocompatibility, with an index of 1.

Both Cerid® (titanium-zirconium) and Niob (titanium-niobium-nitride) exhibit the highest chemical stability of all materials used in medical applications and have built up an extensive track record over the years with positive clinical evidence.

Detail of SEM photo of Cerid® coating.
  • High biological compatibility, as no titanium ions are released, nor are titanium particles abraded. This enables unhindered integration of hard and soft tissues.
  • The biocompatibility index is 1. That means that the proteins on the surface retain 100 % of their biochemical properties.
  • Very well suited to all patient groups owing to the bioceramic coating. Can also be used in patients with titanium hypersensitivity.
  • The implant suffers no particle abrasion as a result of mastication.
  • Corrosion-free – whereas the corrosion rate of titanium rises in acidic environments, the Cerid® surface remains stable.
  • The high-strength, nano-scale micro-roughness of the Cerid® surface ensures good bone apposition.

The positive findings concerning the biocompatible Niob ceramic surface are based on decades of experience in medical technology (such as with prosthetic knees and hips).

For the gingival area of the prosthodontic abutment sections in particular, the gold-coloured niobium ceramic coating has proved resistant to corrosion resulting from plaque build-up and helps the implant to integrate without inflammation .

The stable chemical constitution and hardness of the surface ensure that the surface remains unchanged even after many years of exposure. unverändert bleibt. Over the years, that means a much lower tendency towards inflammation and consequently that the risk of cervical bone loss and implant loss is minimised..

  • The smooth Niob ceramic surface features anti-plaque properties.
  • Exceptional biocompatible characteristics mean that the gingival epithelial cells adhere firmly to the niobium-ceramic material.
  • The surface remains unchanged even after many years of exposure.
  • Biochemical and mechanical stability acting as a barrier in the transgingival region makes for an outstanding periodontal situation.
  • Preventing titanium ions from being released into the tissue reduces the risk of inflammatory responses to titanium.
  • As with other similarly coloured abutment coatings, the golden hue of the niobium coating, particularly in cases involving thin soft-tissue cuffs, exhibits a better colour index than conventional abutments and thus ensures natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

With the myplant bio implant system, a concept that has been documented over decades has been further advanced, optimised and adapted to the criteria of modern, future-orientated implant therapy.

The concept of a two-phase ceramic-coated implant with a self-locking and rotation-resistant tapered internal connection provides an almost bacteria-proof and micro-movement-free seal. This implant-abutment connection results in exceptional mechanical load capacity with high fatigue strength.

The deep platform-switching offers a larger surface for bone apposition on the implant shoulder, allowing a stable and healthy soft-tissue cuff to form. Consequently, with the myplant bio implant system, only minimally invasive exposure is required in the area around the central screw.

Subcrestal placement allows the bone to grow over the implant shoulder, which enables biological support for the peri-implant soft tissue on the vertical and thus a much more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

The progressive thread design of the myplant bio implant increases apically, and the implant body is conical with an arched curvature of the thread flanks, resulting in a biomechanically favourable load distribution into the bone. The apically enlarging thread area allows for good anchoring in various qualities of bone and produces a load distribution that preserves the bone structure during mastication. Vertical and lateral forces that occur are transmitted primarily to the more elastic cancellous bone, taking the burden off the cortical bone. As a structure lending biological support to the peri-implant soft tissue, preserving the marginal bone level is an essential factor in achieving a long-lasting aesthetically pleasing outcome.