Scientists in Europe have conducted research that could facilitate quicker healing processes for patients with dental implants in future.
A study from the University of Gothenburg and Astra Tech has led to the creation a new method of analysing the topography of titanium dental implants at a nanoscopic scale.
This allows researchers to analyse the way in which the implant is anchored to the bone, as well as giving insight into how this could be enhanced via changes to its smoothness, conductivity and natural oxide coating.
According to the report, this breakthrough could make it easier for new dental implants could be developed that are optimised for increased bone formation and better healing.
Johanna Loberg at the University of Gothenburg's department of chemistry said: "This would reduce the discomfort for patients and makes for a better quality of life during the healing process."
According to a recent Cape May County Herald report, dental implants are becoming more popular as a means of providing a natural-looking replacement for missing teeth.