While implants are effective and often look more natural than other means of maintaining healthy teeth, there is a known issue with them involving integration. If you need an implant restoration to fix one that's damaged or to restore one that's fallen out, there are new technologies that are more effective than ever at helping integrate your implant with your body.
Nanotechnology might seem like science fiction, but the beginnings of it are actually here already. Tech that's already been around for a while includes using materials such as Titanium for a stronger material that won't degrade as easily. This material is being further enhanced by a newer nanomaterial known as titanium dioxide nanotubes.
This substance is used to coat over implants. The substance is known to be more effective at helping the bone cells in your mouth adhere to the implant better than more traditional materials. It's even better than titanium at fusing the bone in your jaw to implants. In fact, this nanomaterial has even been known to encourage growth in teeth where you have installed implants.
Other Bioactive Materials
Other materials include ceramic coating that you put in tissue surrounding the jaw, or specific glasses that are bioactive, which means they activate when exposed to biological tissue. You can check local listings for dentists, like Tijeras Dental Service, to see if they use bioactive materials to both prevent implants from becoming loose in the first place, and also to restore them.
The implants do this by increasing osseointegration, or the process by which bones heal and fuse with artificial materials. If the implant is restored using this newer technology, your bones should heal around the implant faster and more completely than they did last time, decreasing the likelihood that they will fall out, loosen, or become as brittle as last time.
Another new and emerging technology is nanoscale shaping. This refers to changing the shape and size of implants on the nanoscale in order to improve fusing. Lasers and other tools like electron-beam devices are used to make sure that your bone and the implant are shaped to perfectly complement one another.
Overall, by combining one or more of these methods, dentists can use newer technology to ensure that your implants fit in your mouth as cleanly and naturally as possible. Advances in biology and nanotech are making it more possible every day for your mouth to treat the implant as if it's just another part of your body.