Dental Implant That Releases Drug Reservoir

Researchers have developed a new dental implant contain a reservoir that allows for the release of microbial drugs. Studies showed the implant prevented a common oral bacterium, Streptococcus mutans, from forming biofilms which are the major cause of infection associated with dental implants. Thus, the implant can help prevent and eliminate bacterial biofilms aiding in the reduction of oral infections. Check out the article here.


By Julia Watson