Here it is in a nutshell: Prior to this amazing new technology, only two options existed for tooth replacement procedures—either dentures or implants. Everyone knows how uncomfortable dentures are, and implants require a complicated surgical intervention performed under anesthesia. Furthermore, the implant process is very long, not guaranteed to work, complicated, and not cheap. But now there is the attractive glass abutment system, ZX-27.
When we call it a new method, we are distorting the facts to some degree, as the method was developed and patented in 1991, almost 25 years ago, by Hungarian dental technician László Németh. Currently, this medical product has been tried and tested and it has the highest international quality certificate, ISO 9002, and the European marking CE. It has been used with great success in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland. Sweden, Austria. Germany, Australia, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, and other countries. This uniquely simple tooth recovery and prosthetic dentistry recently came to America. It allows us to avoid removable dentures and implant surgeries. The results are the same, but there is no need to cut. In fact, this new FDA-approved method is the only reliable alternative to removable dentures and implant surgeries, and it can literally make us happy and healthy very quickly and without any pain.
What is this amazing technology about? Everything is very simple. You have developed gaps in your mouth and you need a bridge but you are lacking the abutments (support) teeth. Therefore, in order to avoid dentures or implants, the little artificial glass abutment, ZX-27, is custom-made for each patient to replace missing teeth. It has a concave surface and sits perfectly on the gum.
The abutment is securely mounted on the fixed prosthesis, which is typically cemented afterwards. What is more important, the bridge can have any length, and with glass abutment there is no leverage effect (meaning teeth don’t break). Everything genius is simple.
Is this abutment made from regular glass? Definitely not. Regular glass does not combine good fusibility and high chemical resistance when heated. Regular glass may fracture and develop hairline cracks, and regular glass exhibits high chemical solubility. As a result, toxic substances such as lead or barium would migrate from glass into the saliva.
When developing glass abutment, almost all known materials were tested: metals, plastics, and ceramics. However, none of them could achieve full contract between the internal glass surface and gum.
It took many tests before the durable chemically inert and specifically enriched glass ZX-27 was chosen in addition to regular components. It has small quantities of zinc, magnesium, and boron trioxide b203 to neutralize alkaline oxides in glass additives. At the same time, harmful barium and lead were removed. ZX-27 abutment has no problems maintaining contact with the mucosal lining of the jaw. It has a perfectly smooth surface without scratches and mechanical damage.
Glass abutment (support) doesn’t irritate the gums. On the contrary, it provides micro-massaging to the mucosal lining to prevent atrophies a decubitus sores. It promotes local bone cone condensing and protects dental enamel by balancing the pressure on supporting teeth.
With the special composition of the glass, the abutment is very healthy. It is easily washed with silica. It causes no allergies and has less impact on the mucosal lining than chewing gum.
Like any other treatment, it has certain indications and contraindications. However, as evidenced, it has unlimited potential and it often becomes a lifesaver for a doctor and patient.
If you have any questions about this procedure at M&M Dental, please call 718-853-5777, or visit ZX27us.com. Offices in Miami, LA, and San Diego.