Make the Invisible Visible – Subclinical Collagen Destruction
For the first time ever, it is now possible for dental clinics to measure the cyclic destruction of collagen in the teeth’s supporting tissue (periodontium) or the implant’s supporting tissue in order to implement secondary prevention measures before periodontitis or peri-implantitis can manifest itself.
This makes it possible to effectively reduce both oral aging and consequential risks.
My Teeth for a Lifetime – Patient Benefits
Around two-thirds of all cases of tooth loss are caused by periodontitis and almost 90% of all implant losses result from inflammation. On average, 40–50% of all teeth are extracted by retirement age! And this is despite the fact that 70–75% of patients visit their dental clinic at least once a year for a check-up – so why is it the case?
Previously, it was not possible to measure the causal subclinical collagen degradation in real time so as to detect the silent inflammation process and counteract it in good time with preventive measures (see Barmer Report 2017). The leading insurers and service providers (KZBV in the DMS 5) are therefore demanding an intensification of secondary prevention.
The PerioPrevention® concept represents the collagen destruction activity in real time (aMMP-8/ORALyzer) so as to create both the necessary patient understanding and an individual analysis report for the needs-based intensification of prevention measures.