Biomedics NZ Limited, a New Zealand based company, claims to have invented a new type of denture: one with a better seal and with less undesirable effects, such as “shrinkage” of the gum. The system relies, essentially, on surface tension to keep the denture in place. The company describes:
Mony Paz from Biomedics NZ undertook a major redevelopment, taking into account today’s understanding of material science and the physical mechanisms of denture retention.This revolutionary technology is now delivered in a comprehensive mounting system.
— profiled bar has been developed to keep tissue proliferation to the minimum necessary for maintaining a seal. The specially formulated safe metal bar is fairly malleable, to fit any shape and contour of the alveolar ridge.
— valves have been developed to expel the air and control the pressure level beneath the denture, using the specially formulated diaphragms.
— processing cap has been developed with the dental practitioner in mind. The processing cap is specially designed to make the self curing procedure easy and safe, preventing damage to the valves.
— service key has been designed to double as a gauge for both depth and diameter of the valve housing in the denture.
— system is the result of research and laboratory development, lead by Mony Paz and Biomedics NZ team of professionals in the fields of product development, science and technology, dentistry and dental technology.