IRNA – Iranian student Alireza Rafie Rad from University of Malaya (UM) has been praised for making nano antibacterial smart implant.
“Due to increasing demand of artificial tissues in recent years, the biocompatible titanium base resistant alloys have been widely used for medical purposes,” Rafie Rad told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Tuesday.
“The materials have higher mechanical, biological, abrasive and corrosive properties compared with common alloys used in implant industry and are also more economical,” he said.
Commenting on his initiative, he said it enjoys high consistency, ability to control bacteria proliferation, natural growth of the bone and drug delivery.
A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration, in which materials such as titanium form an intimate bond to bone.