PATIENT STORY - RUEDGER RUBBERT
“I’m not just the inventor of the REPLICATE System, I’m a customer.”
I’m the inventor of the REPLICATE Immediate Tooth Replacement System, the founder and CEO of Natural Dental Implants AG and the first REPLICATE Tooth patient. One of the reasons I invented the REPLICATE System was my own experience getting two traditional, screw-type implants. I encountered several problems after those surgeries including bone loss. One of my traditional implants is partially exposed. It is difficult to keep clean and looks terrible, like a big potato sitting on a little metal post. It was after this experience that I asked myself – “Why not copy the anatomical shape of the old tooth, make a new one using better material and simply replace it without drilling? Why put something in my mouth that looks like it came from Bauhaus?” The first REPLICATE Tooth I received was a very early prototype, placed in my lower jaw at the end of 2012. Unfortunately it was too early. The technology was not quite ready, and it didn’t integrate properly. Six months later my oral surgeon replaced it with a newer version. That one worked great.