MetAlive® treated healing abutment (in gold color) and ordinary healing abutment for purpose of comparison (control abutment). Both abutments are designed and produced by DESS.
After removal of healing abutments a bleeding on the MetAlive® abutment side (right) is clearly seen. Almost no bleeding on the control side (left).
DESS MetAlive® abutment (in gold color and laser marked) and a control abutment without additional surface treatment (silver).
A clear difference is observed between the MetAlive® abutment side and the control side. No bleeding at all on the control side. On the MetAlive® abutment side a wound appears along the surface of the gingiva which was in contact with the abutment and which proves that a real soft tissue bioadhesion exists.