A new innovation that will revolutionize the world of dentistry, is the development of smart teeth that have the ability to last forever. The global dental services market is expected to reach $554.5 billion by 2028, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.4% from 2021 to 2028, according to the CISION platform in a recent report. The dental implants market reached $10.57 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $17.44 billion by 2028, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.97% from 2021 to 2028.
In America alone, there are more than 3 million people who have implanted teeth, which are used to replace lost ones due to decay, gum disease, or injury, and these implanted teeth or implants - as they are scientifically called represented a leap forward over dentures or bridges that were previously used. They are more securely installed and designed to last a longer period of time.
However, these implants often have a lesser life than expected and instead need to be replaced within 5-10 years due to local inflammation or gum disease, necessitating the financially costly re-implant process for patients.
This prompted scientists to search for new technology to create smart artificial teeth capable of surviving for a long time and perhaps forever, which was finally reached by Dr. Gilsio Huang, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he and his team created smart nano-teeth capable of resisting bacteria for a period of time. For a long time, according to a report published on the university’s platform recently.
Dr. Huang said, we wanted to tackle this problem so radically that we came up with a new and innovative implant in our labs.
He confirms that the new implant contains two main technologies, the first: it involves the use of a material filled with nanoparticles that resist bacterial invasion, and the second is an internally implanted light source to conduct light therapy when needed, supported by natural mouth movements, such as chewing or brushing teeth.