New Delhi: A group of Delhi-based scientists claimed to have developed cheaper dental implants which may help reduce dependence on expensive imported devices.Dental implants are the answer to the problem of missing teeth. It replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.It is an artificial tooth root that is placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth.In India, dentist have to depend on imported dental implants which are expensive.Dr Mahesh Verma, Director and Principal of Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences and Professor Naresh Bhatnagar with the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, claimed to have successfully accomplished the animal trials for their newly-developed dental implants."We have indigenously developed dental implants. This completely replicates the international standards. At present, we are doing the human trials after we got successful and encouraging results from our animal trials," Dr Verma said.
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