A novel flexible splinting material for stabilizing mobile/fractured teeth
Features : " e-Auction called by : Kalam Institute of Health Technology " e-Auction Type NonExclusive " e-Auction Number : NE/KIHT/20028 " TRL : 4 " e-Auction Description of Work : A novel flexible splinting material for stabilizing mobile/fractured teeth " Base Price 500000.00 " Licenses 20 " e-Auction Category Prototype Transfer " e-Auction Date / Time : 31-08-2018 10:53 " A periodontal splint is an appliance designed to immobilize and stabilize mobile teeth for promoting healing, chewing and providing comfort to the patient. " The conventional splinting techniques consume a lot of chair-side time, as the splint material are difficult to manipulate and adapt. " The clinician has to adapt the splinting material (wire /fiber) according to the contour tooth of the teeth along with the placement to the composite to secure the splint for stabilization. " There is an urgent need to simplify this splinting process by delivering the splinting material and adhesive composite resin at the same time in the desired direction. " The present invention aims to develop a novel photo-activated splint material that automatically adopts onto the tooth without any need for additional composite placement and adjustment. " The fiber splint is impregnated with an adhesive resin and delivered through an especially designed delivery system as described below. Need and Demand : " India is one of the fastest growing dental markets in the world. " The amount of geriatric patient is constantly rising. " Therefore, the need to stabilize the mobile teeth will rise tremendously. " The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that 47.2% of the total population above the age of 65 years globally suffers from some kind of periodontal disease. " Thus, with the rise in periodontal diseases globally, the need to use periodontal splint would grow exponentially in near future. " The splint would helpful for stabilizing the avulsed or fractured teeth in children and adult after a fall or a road traffic accident. " It can used for temporary stabilization of pontic before the final prosthesis is ready. Market Access Information " With over 5000 dental laboratories and 297 dental institutes, it is predicted, India is one of the fastest growing dental markets in the alongside China in the world. " The overall market size of the Indian dental market is approximately $2 billion (Approx. 13,000 Crores) with a market growth rate of 20% YOY. " The dental market in India is expect to grow at a rate of 20-30 %, with investment groups building multispecialty hospitals offering general dentistry and specialist treatments. " The global dental market is expected rise to cross US $ 60 million mark due to the oral demand and awareness of dental care and rising disposable income of people globally.