Dental implants from nanodiamonds

Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from Medical News Today

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“…diamonds on a much, much smaller scale than those used in jewelry could be used to promote bone growth and the durability of dental implants.”

See full article on Medical News Today


Researchers from the University of California, Las Angelos have discovered that a unique product called nanodiamonds can be used to combat bone disease.  Nanodiamonds are produced as a by-product of conventional mining and refining operations and are essentially a fine dust, with each particle approximately 4 to 5 nanometers in diameter.  Their unique shape (like that of a tiny soccer ball) and properties are uniquely useful in delivering medicine to human tissues.  See this article for how they are being used to aid in reducing the risk of dental implant procedures.

Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, DDS, Implant Dentistry, Denton, TX