Medical Director, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center, Saudi Arabia
Title: Some of the latest updates in dental implant
Biography: Ahmad A. Kanaan
The field of Dental Implantology is constantly developing. Since the discovery of the biocompatibility of titanium in replacing teeth, there has been many improvement in the implant surface and design. These improvements has changed the osseointegration and made it faster and more predictable. The extraction of a tooth and immediate implant placement became new standard in implant dentistry now a days. Many studies shows high success and osseointegration of the implant surface in these immediate implant treatment. Nano technology was introduced in many fields, from computer chips, to medical industry and now in dental field. It started in dental material like composites and now it is in dental implants. We will review the history of early implant treatment until we land to the latest technology and review what is in the pipe line of implant innovation.