Holger Scholz discusses the Bredent Whitesky implant system and explains why it’s the perfect system for his practice and patients.
I’ve been placing dental implants since 1996. Like most of my colleagues I started with titanium implants.
Then, 2006 marks the date of my first ceramic implant placement and that moment was pivotal for me. I immediately realised the huge value and potential of ceramic implants. So much so that in the same year, I bought my new clinic making it exclusively metal-free.
Over two years ago, the German company Bredent Medical introduced me to its new generation Whitesky implant system, the Tissueline and the Alveoline.
The R&D team at Bredent asked my opinion about the new design. From then onwards, I totally switched to the Whitesky dental implant.
The quality of the material and the new design of the Whitesky implant were the main reasons. The company really impressed me with its quality management. The extent to which Bredent focuses on it was not something I experience with any other companies.
It is reassuring to know that the implants I am placing are the most stable and safest I could possibly use.
Our figures show how confident we are about the system: 85% of our entire patient base we treat with the Whitesky dental implant. That equates to about 400 Whitesky cases so far.
I am particularly pleased with the fact that the Tissueline allows the gingiva to have more growing space. And therefore a healthier and on a long term more stable gingiva when compared with other one-piece systems we have used.
Using the Whitesky metal-free dental implant fits perfectly with our clinic ethos. Our success is testament to this.
Patients come to us because they know we focus heavily on their health and wellbeing.
Many so called ‘metal free’ implants actually have levels of metal within their production process.
The Bredent implants perform very well in relation to metallic contamination, ie they do not contain nickel, while other ceramic implants might.
We also find that some metal-free systems contain a percentage of radiation emissions. A study published in 2020 highlighted that Bredent Medical implants do not contain any radioactive elements such as uranium or thorium.
Our patients aim for healthy solutions. This is the reason we are very happy with the Tissueline and the Alveoline Whitesky systems from Bredent.
I initially focused a lot on the Alveoline Whitesky dental implant after using a similar kind of system to this previously.
I found it had the ideal design for immediate implant placement; the wide implant shoulder is essential for immediate implants: it offers the gums the opportunity to grow and protects the underlying bone during the healing phase.
The wide shoulders are also very helpful for aesthetically and functionally great prosthetics. Especially in the posterior region. Almost 80% of the implants I placed were immediate restorations.
Today however, in 70% of cases, I use the Tissueline. The design of which is exciting for a wide number of clinical options.
In my view it enhances the quality of the gingiva and the aesthetics are much better than with wide platform implants.
Tissueline however calls for more skills. It is more difficult to place compared with the Alveoline. The Tissueline offers the perfect solution for me, but the Alveoline is great too and allows a lot more variability.
We have very high-quality standards for the implants fitted here in our clinic.
A modern ceramic implant must offer maximum safety on the one hand and an up-to-date design on the other.
The new Whitesky Tissueline implants fulfil both these requirements in a unique way. Whether immediate implant or late implantation, in addition to the reliable osseointegration, I am particularly struck by the aesthetically pleasing, excellent gingival condition the implants achieve within just a few weeks.
The first generation of Whitesky implant is one of the best zirconia implant systems.
Clinical and scientific evaluations have been carried out from the very beginning. Histological investigations confirmed the good osseointegration of the implants. These results were also confirmed clinically.
The long-term survival rate is on par with titanium implants. The bone level is stable in the long term and the red-white aesthetics are outstanding.
For the second generation Whitesky Tissueline, the proven success factors were retained and customer requested improvements introduced.
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