What’s New in Dental Implants 2023

New Dental Implant Technology Developed by Researchers

Exciting innovations in dental implants that happened in 2023

The future of dental care is arriving, and as we look back on 2023, we have seen some remarkable advancements in dental implant technology and how we will approach tooth replacement in the future.

Dental bridges and dentures are on their way out, with dental implants truly taking over as the gold standard due to their aesthetics, durability and functionality.

But today, let’s delve into the cutting-edge innovations of how this state-of-the-art treatment just got a lot more state-of-the-art and how it will change the lives (and smiles) of millions worldwide.

1. Custom implants with 3D printing

An exciting breakthrough in dental implantology is integrating the treatment with 3D printing technology, allowing dentists to create even more precise and personalised treatments tailored to a patient’s oral anatomy. By incorporating this technology with implants, patients can expect faster procedures and a quicker recovery.

2. Osseointegration and nanotechnology

This year, researchers successfully harnessed the power of nanotechnology to improve the osseointegration process to help the implant fuse faster with the jawbone, leading to stronger and more stable implants, thus increasing the chances of survival. The new development is particularly beneficial for patients with reduced bone density due to prolonged tooth loss.

3. Smarter implants

Smart technology has reached dental implants, which are being built with miniature sensors and microelectronics so dentists can easily monitor the status and health of each implant in real time. Additionally, these sensors can detect potential developing conditions like infections, instability, or excessive pressure, alerting the patients early to problems that will lead to seeking dental care earlier and preventing complications.

4. Regenerative tissue growth

Scientists have developed bioactive materials that aid tissue regeneration and growth around the implant site, which not only accelerates the healing process but helps contribute to the long-term success of the implant. Regenerative techniques like this also offer patients with oral conditions like gum disease a better chance of implant success.

5. Immediate-loaded implants

Dental implants traditionally, take several months before the final restoration can be fitted. However, advancements in surface technologies and better materials mean immediately loaded implants are a real possibility. For example, advanced procedures like All-on-4 see restorations placed in a single visit, drastically reducing the treatment time.

6. Laser-guided placement

Laser-guided technology promises to improve the precision and accuracy of dental implant placement. With 3D imaging technology and laser guidance, dentists can plan the ideal position and ensure optimal results with fewer complications and a smoother surgical experience.

What’s next, and what does this mean?

The world of implantation is changing. In 2023, dental implants have achieved major advancements that 2024 will contribute to even more remarkable transformations.

Ground-breaking innovations and technology like 3D printing, nanotechnology, smart implants, immediate loading and regenerative dentistry will make the entire process faster, cheaper, more efficient and patient-friendly.

To learn about how improved our dental implants will become in the next year, get in touch with our qualified dentists, who ensure their methods and techniques are in line with new advancements in the field.