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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Dental professionals understand that dental implants are essential for patients who have lost teeth due to injury, decay, or other reasons. They provide a permanent solution to restore a patient’s smile and improve their quality of life. However, developing a new dental implant can be a challenging process, and it’s crucial to take the proper legal steps to protect your new innovation from potential infringers.

Dental implants have come a LONG way! Take a look at some of these early inventions in dental implant technology.

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Thankfully, there is an entire legal office dedicated to patents in the U.S. A patent offers legal protection and a range of other benefits to inventors. Let’s get into everything you need to know about patents for dental implant inventions.

I have a dental invention. What should I do first?

Congratulations on creating a new product in the dental industry! This is an accomplishment to be proud of. But now, you may be wondering what to do next. The first recommendation is to find an experienced patent attorney to work with. While there are fees associated with working with an attorney, this is a really complex process to try and navigate by yourself! Hiring a professional can ultimately save you time, money, and heartache. Search for a patent attorney with great client reviews who has experience with your industry.

Do I need to perform a patent search?

The answer is always yes. A patent search will identify any existing patents or prior art that will impact your patent application. It is possible to perform a search yourself on the USPTO website, but you will most likely miss some type of document or invention that has been published previously. A patent attorney will be able to guarantee a complete and thorough patent search so that you don’t waste any time or effort in preparing your patent application.

Examples of Dental Implant Patents

While you perform your patent search, you will come across various other inventions and patents in your industry. Here’s a few dental implant patents that we found:

Customized dental prosthesis for periodontal or osseointegration Dental framework and prosthesis Method for enlarging a jaw bone using a hollow dental implant Dental implant for bone collection and redistribution


What kind of patent application should I file?

The two main types of patents are design patents and utility patents.

A design patent only protects the way that something looks. The patent will include lots of drawings and diagrams, and it will only cover the appearance of the product.

You can protect the functionality of your invention with a utility patent. These detailed patents will include a set of claims that provide legal protection for the “utility” or usefulness of your new product.

Speak with a professional patent attorney if you are unsure about which type of patent is best for your dental implant invention. They will also be able to advise you on whether or not you should file a provisional patent application, or if you should move forward right away with a non-provisional patent.

I still don’t know where to start in the patent process.

That’s okay! You should be proud of yourself for taking the first step as an inventor and creating a new product in the dental industry. Dental implants help people of all ages and circumstances.

At Bold Patents, we are here for dental professionals and dental inventors. We want you to fully realize your invention’s worth and benefits.

You can be confident in the patent process when you work with us. We offer transparent, flat-fee pricing so that you know exactly what you’re getting into. Our expert patent attorneys use virtual visits so that you can reach us from anywhere. And, we have an astounding 77% patent-granted success rate.

Schedule a free Discovery Call here, and Go Big, Go Bold with your dental invention!


About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at