The REPLICATE System, from Natural Dental Implants (NDI) offers dentists an alternative method of tooth replacement that does not require drilling or damage to adjacent teeth. Now dentists can provide immediate and complete tooth replacement to their patients without specialized training or tools.
If you are an oral health professional and would like to learn more about the REPLICATE System, you can register on this page for access to detailed clinical information. NDI will review your request and send you a password.
NDI also offer free training courses, classroom, in-office and online. Check the course schedule below or contact us to set up an individualized training seminar in your area.
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Every REPLICATE Tooth is designed according to the doctor’s specifications to meet the needs of the individual patient and overcome anatomical limitations. All components of the REPLICATE Tooth are 100% customizable. Customizing the titanium endossous portion, the transgingival zirconia preparation of the REPLICATE Tooth and the translucent zirconia REPLICATE Temporary Protective Crown ensures proper fit, proportion and easthetics.
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Some of the more common questions from oral care professionals are answered below. Please contact us if you need further information or you would like to sign up for a training course.
Do I need special training or tools to place a REPLICATE Tooth?
When implementing a new procedure in your office, investing in training always makes sense. NDI offers several training options including a free, on-line training course (accessible in our Doctor Portal) that is worth 2 CE credits, a three-hour, hands-on classroom training, and in-office support during your first REPLICATE Tooth placement appointment. Dentists don’t need to purchase special instruments or drilling kits to place a REPLICATE Tooth.
Can a REPLICATE Tooth be used to replace any tooth, including teeth with multiple roots?
Yes. The only requirement is that the tooth must be present. The REPLICATE Tooth is an immediate implant and cannot be used to replace teeth that have already been extracted.
How does the REPLICATE Tooth achieve primary stability?
The lower portion of the REPLICATE Tooth is slightly wider than the bone socket. It is tapped in and gains primary stability from compression. Each REPLICATE Tooth is delivered with a Temporary Protective Crown designed to shield the REPLICATE Tooth from occlusal forces. This ensures that primary stability is not compromised during the healing process.
How do I order a REPLICATE Tooth?
In order to make a REPLICATE Tooth, NDI needs the following: a 3D x-ray (DVT) showing the tooth to be removed and adjacent and opposing teeth, a digital or PVS impression of the arch, a bite registration and a laboratory order form. Our technicians will review the data to determine if a REPLICATE Tooth is an appropriate solution.
What if I extract the tooth, discover an infection and don’t want to place the REPLICATE Tooth at that time?
The REPLICATE Tooth can be placed up to three weeks after an extraction. Once the infection is under control simply curette out the granulation tissue, freshen the socket and place the REPLICATE Tooth according to the instructions.
How is the REPLICATE Temporary Protective Crown bonded to the adjacent tooth?
The REPLICATE Temporary Protective Crown is temporarily bonded to the adjacent tooth or teeth and requires minimal conditioning of the enamel. It can best be compared to the process used for bonding a ceramic orthodontic bracket.
What if the tooth to be replaced has divergent roots?
If cases where the existing tooth has divergent roots, NDI’s technicians cut the divergent root and use simulation software to check the insertion path, ensuring the insertion path is clear