Smart Dental Materials: Progress, Challenges and a Window to the Future

David Wang Auditorium, 3rd floor Dalia Maydan Bldg.
Dr. Adi Sivan Gildor

Dr. Adi Sivan Gildor

Senior periodontist, Poria Medical Center

Dental materials are in the midst of a revolution, mainly thanks to the integration of scanners and in-office milling machines, which allow more precise treatment i. Both the variety of materials and the number of available techniques for materials processing ii has grown. Dental implants were introduced 50 years ago iii, however the recent revolution in dental materials and working techniques expanded the available solutions for dental implants, and broaden the clinical solutions that can be given even when systemic illnesses and lack of bone exists iv. New materials and alloys that can be used v, implant design, bio-inorganic surface topography vi,vii, new implant surface coating viii and types of rehabilitation is changing enormously.

However, with the rising increase of treatment options also the problems of ailing and failing implants is growing in high numbers ix. We will discuss what we have learned after 50 years of research and how we can form smarter implants.

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