5 things to know about dental implants and nanotechnology

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Dental implants have undergone a transformation due to the inclusion of nanotechnology. However, as the technology in dentistry advances, dentists continue to face low reimbursement rates for the devices.

Here are five things to know about nanotechnology in dental implants and the estimated market growth, according to a Transparency Market Research report cited by BitGmx.

1. Nanotechnology helps create nanomaterials now used in dental implants. Nanomaterials improve osseointegration, reduce chance of infection and help improve bone healing. These factors are predicted to increase the global demand for nanotechnology in dental implants.

2. There are 500,000 new cases of dental implants in the U.S. each year, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, with similar demand across the world.

3. New dental implants have a lower failure rate, something of great importance to consumers. Dental surgeons are increasingly choosing the new technology over other alternatives.

4. Awareness surrounding dental care is also increasing, especially for western adults with missing teeth.

5. Root-form dental implants are the most commonly used dental implant because of their durability and high success rate in comparison to other types.

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