Developments in the Field of Dental Implants


Dentistry is a peer-reviewed medical journal that publishes articles in a variety of fields, including endodontics, orthodontics, dental implants, prosthodontics, restorative dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontics, forensic dentistry, digital dentistry, and minimal intervention dentistry, among others, and provides a platform for authors to contribute to the journal. Peer review of the submitted articles is guaranteed by the editorial office to ensure high-quality publication.

The discipline of implant dentistry is constantly evolving, with novel breakthroughs occurring on a daily basis. Implant dentistry has evolved into an evidence-based clinical science since the late twenty-first century. The prosthetic replacement of missing teeth, they are today considered the gold standard in dentistry. A dental implant is a surgical device that is inserted into the jawbone and gradually integrates with the bone. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root that is used to replace the root of a missing tooth. This "artificial tooth root" then holds a new tooth or bridge in place. A dental implant fused to the jawbone is the closest thing to a natural tooth since it stands alone without impacting surrounding teeth and is extremely stable. The process of the dental implant and the jawbone fusing together is referred to as osseo integration. The majority of dental implants are made of titanium, which allows them to merge with bone without being recognised as a foreign object in our body. Dental implants, on the other hand, now have a success rate of about 98%. When a dental surgeon evaluates the area to be evaluated for a dental implant and does a clinical evaluation to see if the patient is a good candidate for one. There are numerous benefits to choosing a dental implant over alternative tooth replacement methods.

Dental implants are generally conservative in the sense that they can replace lost teeth without damaging or modifying the neighboring teeth. Dental implants are also incredibly stable and can approximate the appearance and feel of real teeth because they are placed in the bone. The biological surface features of the implant surface have been researched and exploited to increase osseo integration. Various methods have been used to improve the surface roughness of implants, including machining, plasma spray coating, grit blasting, acid etching, Sandblasted (SLA), anodizing, and biomimetic coating.

Surface roughness, which exhibits enhanced osteoblast activity at 1 to 100 m of surface roughness relative to a smooth surface, is a critical determinant in implant osseo integration. Rough surfaces are thought to have greater osseo integration than smooth surfaces, but research findings are mixed, and it's unclear if several treatments produce superior predictive outcomes. The first-generation implant surface design with a turned surface implant is the machined implant surface. By spraying a substance dissolved in heat on the surface of the implant, plasma spray coating creates a thick layer of deposition such as Hydroxyapatite (HA) and titanium.