Are nanodiamond-encrusted teeth the future of dental implants?

Osteonecrosis, or bone cell death, can result in debilitating damage to prosthetic joint and tooth implants, among others. Failures with these implants often require painful follow-on surgeries and increased medical costs. Nanodiamonds have been developed for the sustained and simultaneous delivery of two proteins that promote bone growth. While conventional approaches require the surgical implantation of a sponge to deliver these proteins, administering the nanodiamonds via injection or as a rinse is non-invasive.

Source: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/dentistry/~3/n4p9-_AJQLQ/130918102002.htm

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