Potential For Cheaper, Stronger, Better Dental Implants

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Scientists from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), which is located along the east coast of Mexico, have recently developed a new generation dental implant. They have done so by mixing ceramic with a light consistency with polymers. Thus far, the dental scientists at the university have optimized the performance of these new dental implants. The experts have simulated the repetitive forces of mastication (chewing) and studied the results to make sure that the repetitive impact and stress is absorbed by the new dental implants and not by the patient’s bone structure.

Better Dental Implants

Better Dental Implants

Cheaper, Better Dental Implants

The researchers have developed some new formulations that allow the dental implants to be just as resistant to the continuous stress of chewing and corrosion as their titanium dental implant counterparts. Dental implants used today are made primarily of titanium. One of the huge advantages of this new dental implant is that it would be available at a more affordable cost. The project collaborator, who is in charge of the industrial design of the implants, Mauricio Paz González, said,

By optimizing the geometry and consistency of the implants we can ensure that they remain in place longer, but with a lower cost than the titanium implant.

UABC dental researchers are seeking to lower stress levels of the patients, through mathematical simulations, prior to the introduction of these new dental implants. Traditional titanium dental implants are inserted with the same general dynamics as a typical screw, with the patient’s bone structure functioning as the base for holding the dental implants in place.

In the meantime, the head of the dental implant manufacturing process, Juan Antonio Paz González, stated that a goal or the dental experts is to have the dental implants manufactured with a vitamin D coating. The vitamin D coating caused a chemical reaction that stimulates production of bone tissue around the newly placed dental implant. Mr. González said that this helps to add support to the dental implant. He also that once the initial pilot tests were completed, the results will be compared to traditional titanium dental implant performance.
One of the researchers at UABC was quoted as saying,

Additionally we seek to include vitamin D in the composition of dental implants, to achieve a better integration of the piece with the bone structure of the patient.

Head of research, Luis Villarreal Jesus Gomez, said that he believes that the manufacturing of these new dental implants will not only improve the oral health of patients, but it will also benefit them financially. According to Mr. Gomez, most people who need dental implants are older adults, and that they often struggle with the higher costs that a procedure like dental implants can some times represent.

So far, the researchers have proposed several possible formulations and continue with their work to perfect the new dental implants.

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