Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 08 March 2011 15:33
Georgia Health Sciences University researchers have come up with a bone-creating protein that could be revolutionary for implants. The protein could increase the rate of success for implants because it would make thin bones stronger.
Dental implants can’t function properly if the bone the implants are attached to is too thin.
The problem for dentists and implant specialists is that bone thinning is generally associated with tooth loss. Bone grafts are then needed in order for implants to be placed successfully into one’s mouth. But the problem is that more surgery is then needed.