3 Types of Medical Components Changing People's Lives

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Micro technology has had a tremendous impact on many areas of life. Mobile phones perform many of the functions formerly restricted to desktop or laptop computers.  Some flash drives have more storage capacity than many old-school external hard drives.

Medical components have also benefited from the explosion of micro technology. For instance, tiny robots assist surgeons in performing delicate operations. If you have hearing problems or missing teeth, medical machining can help you in ways that literally change your life. Dental implants and hearing aids  that fit completely inside your ear canal are two of the most practical modern applications of medical micro technology.

Medical Micro Components

Medical micro components are constructed to adhere to very close tolerances, which means that almost no room for error allowed. Medical micro components are crafted from high quality materials that are resistant to corrosion. These precise instruments must exhibit durability and strength along with the capability of conducting electricity. Medical micro components must also possess biocompatibility because they are frequently inserted inside the human body. Gold, platinum and palladium are frequently used to construct medical micro components.

Micro Hearing Aid Components 

Back in the day, hearing aids were large and cumbersome. Many people who could have benefitted from wearing one or two hearing aids resisted doing so, because of the stigma associated with hearing aids.  Despite the fact that hearing loss occurs at all ages, hearing aids are frequently associated with an undesirable loss of youth.

Another reason many people resisted using hearing aids is that they didn’t used to work very well. However, modern hearing aid components have vastly improved the functionality of hearing aids, so that sound is not only amplified, but clarified. At the same time, micro hearing aid components have made it possible to design hearing aids that fit entirely within the ear canal, making them practically undetectable to casual observers. In some instances, hearing amplification devices can be implanted underneath the skin so that they are entirely invisible

Machined Dental Implant Components

Tooth loss can be embarrassing. Extensive tooth loss can also trigger significant medical problems, including a loss of facial bone structure. Dentures represent a less than ideal solution because of limitations in diet due to poor fit or unreliable hold. Machined dental implant components make it possible to restore the look and functioning of real teeth.

Dental implants are often life changing. Because they are permanently implanted in the mouth, dental implants can restore facial structure. In addition, dental implants remove nearly all diet restrictions. Once dental implants are in place, potentially problematic foods such as apples and corn on the cob can be freely enjoyed once again.

When dental implants were first introduced, they were available only to a fairly narrow range of patients. The process of placing dental implants in a patient’s mouth involved a complex two-step process with a wait of several weeks in between steps. However, many people who were previously not eligible for dental implants are now able to have them installed. In addition, in many cases the entire implant procedure process can be completed within a single day, allowing the patient to walk out with a new smile.

Anthony Jensen is in the healthcare industry. He particularly enjoys tracking medical trends and their benefits for patients and healthcare providers.