Local Article: Colorado Springs dentist crafts key change in world of dental implants

Colorado Springs dentist Dr. James Grant has received FDA approval for a dental implant that he spent the past 15 years designing, creating and testing. But Grant will tell you he created nothing new except for one critical thing: the shape.

Grant’s invention developed from the hope that he could make patients’ lives better.

Grant was distraught after one of his patients complained to him in 2007 about food getting caught around her molar implants after she had surgery on several teeth. She declined to have any more surgery.

“Teeth are not round,” Grant said. “Dental implants are round titanium screws which have been developed with many improvements over more than 40 years but have not changed from a round shape.”

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