The 2019 Kitzbüheler Schnee-Symposium, an annual event that showcases the most advanced treatments and methods in dental implantology was held in Kitzbühel Austria on February 1-2. One of the featured speakers at the event, Dr. Detlef Hildebrand spoke about Digital Implantology with R2GATE and REPLICATE.  Dr. Hildebrand’s lecture focused on the all-digital workflow associated with the REPLICATE System and highlighted several clinical cases studies.Other lecturers and workshop leaders included Dr. Markus Engelschalk who spoke on Predicable Success in Implantology – combining innovative implant design and a reliable CAD/CAM workflow, Dr. Olaf Daum who spoke on soft tissue manipulation chronology – implant design, surgery, position and prosthetics, Dr. Dirk Duddek who lectured on the clinical and legal consequences of contaminated implants and Dr. Peter Randelzholfer who presented new biological concepts in implantology.

The Kitzbühel ski area, with 760 snow guns, is one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. In addition to the world’s most difficult ski run, the “Streif”, the gentle grassy hills of the Kitzbühel Alps offer excellent pleasure skiing for beginners and experts alike.  With 170 km of pistes and 33 km of ski routes, Kitzbühel attract winter sports enthusiasts from the world over.

Natural Dental Implants AG, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and a U.S. subsidiary based in Dallas, Texas, was founded in 2006 to develop the intellectual property behind the REPLICATE™ Immediate Tooth Replacement System and began operations in late 2009.

The REPLICATE™ System 2.0 features the REPLICATE™ Tooth, an anatomically-shaped, 100% customized, titanium-zirconia tooth, and the REPLICATE™ Temporary Protective Crown, a customized cover shield designed to protect the REPLICATE Tooth during the healing process. This new approach to single-tooth replacement offers patients an immediate, minimally invasive alternative to traditional dental implants and three-unit bridges.

The REPLICATE Tooth is an anatomical copy of the patient’s natural tooth that fits into the space occupied by the tooth being removed. It is one piece; a super-hydrophilic titanium root fused to a zirconia preparation with an emerging profile similar to that of a natural tooth. Each REPLICATE Tooth component is designed individually and can be modified to overcome anatomical limitations or to meet specific clinical requirements. This unique approach allows general dentists and specialists to immediately replace single and multi-rooted teeth without drilling or altering the adjacent teeth.

The REPLICATE System is available in the European Union and will be offered in the United States pending FDA approval. Visit to learn more.




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