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Brånemark - A well-proven method

The Ponto implant system is based on the Brånemark principle of osseointegration, which for decades has been successfully applied in the fields of dentistry and medicine. The principle has been effectively used and evaluated within bone anchored hearing care for over 30 years.

The Brånemark principle

The use of the Brånemark principle in medicine and dentistry is the result of decades of research and evaluation. The tendency of titanium implants to merge with human bone, called osseointegration, was first discovered by Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark in the 1950s. Since then this principle has been applied within different medical areas, including dental implants, where the Brånemark principle has been used since the 1960’s.

 

A 30-year track record within hearing care

A bone anchored hearing system involves placing a titanium implant in the skull bone behind the ear to form an anchor for a sound processor. The system is designed to bypass any problems in the outer or middle ear by using the body’s natural ability to transmit sound through bone conduction directly to the inner ear. This form of treatment has been applied and evaluated with success for over 30 years, resulting in an improved quality of life for many people.

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Did you know that…

When a screw-shaped titanium implant is placed in the bone the genetic code that normally causes the bone to reject a foreign material is not activated.

 

Instead, bone cells attach to the surface to form a firm and permanent anchorage - a process known as osseointegration.

 

This method has been successfully applied in the dental and hearing care industry for decades.