Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Titanium foam dental implants

Porous Titanium Foam Dental ImplantsPorous titanium foam dental implants (a prototype is shown) being developed by NRC scientists will improve the way we replace lost of damaged teeth. Traditional dental implants are solid pieces of titanium, a biocompatible metal. The implant is surgically inserted into the jaw bone and capped with a ceramic tooth. However, the proprietary NRC titanium foam has a porous structure similar to that of bone. The pores provide a site for bone cells to grow into the implant and thus more solidly anchor it. This will facilitate faster healing and the use of smaller implants.

via Manufacturing and Industrial Materials - NRC-CNRC.

3 comments:

Nick said...

It seems to be something that the dental world has to watch out!

Margaret Gilker said...

Je suis certaine que c'est la meilleur invention pour les implants dentaires. Si toutefois vous avez besoin de personne pour faire l'essaie de cette nouvelle mousse en titane je pense être la candidate idéale pour en faire l'essaie. Je vous avais déjà laissé mon nom pour servir de modèle.

Excel Dental Office said...

Dental implants are replacement of tooth roots. Dental Implants provide a strong foundation for removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. When a tooth is lost the specialized bony process that houses the tooth begins to resorb due to lack of stimulation. This causes a decrease in width and height of the bone in the area the tooth is lost. Neighboring teeth and opposing teeth begin to move into the space. This causes food lodgment, subsequent decay, gum disease and abnormal forces being transmitted to teeth leading to fracture of cusps which may necessitate root canal treatment or extraction. Loss of teeth can also cause the cheek and lips to collapse giving an aged look.

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