National Dental Centre Singapore5 Second Hospital Avenue, Singapore 168938
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Dental implant-supported prostheses are gaining popularity as the treatment of choice for tooth replacement, providing stable support for artificial teeth by fusing to the jawbone. The long-term success of dental implants depends on how well they are supported by the bone in the jaw ridge.
After a tooth is extracted, the socket where the tooth used to be usually heals naturally with bone tissues in one to two months. As healing occurs, the tissue shrinks, resulting in the jaw ridge becoming shorter and narrower. This process is called resorption. If resorption is significant, surgery is needed to build up the bone before a dental implant can be placed. This procedure is complicated, expensive, and invasive.
Our team is proposing the use of a new 3D-printed polycaprolactone-tricalcium phosphate (PCL-TCP) dental plug to preserve the bone in the jaw ridge. Encouraging data in our initial research and studies have merited us an approval to conduct a Phase III clinical study with the intention of bringing this dental plug and its benefits to the market. This is where you can be involved! We are looking to enroll 138 eligible patients in this study, which will evaluate whether inserting a 3D-printed, non-toxic and tissue-compatible dental plug in the tooth socket will result in less jaw ridge resorption, compared to not inserting a space-filler in it at all.
Our vision is to translate research from scientific discoveries to solutions that improve health.
This website contains information about our clinical study and answers questions that you may have before participating in the study.
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