POTENTIAL OF DENTAL IMPLANTS AS DRUG CARRIERS
Dental implants are continuously gaining popularity in dental practice as a treatment modality for the missing teeth. It has led to extensive research on every aspect of dental implants. The objective of this systemic review was to establish the degree of success of dental implants as drug carriers. A customized electronic search for published literature of last fifty years was done and all the articles on dental implants as drug carriers were carefully analyzed. It was concluded that dental implants could be utilized effectively as drug carriers. So far bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) delivery via dental implants have been investigated more than any other therapeutic agent.
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