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Mund Kiefer Gesichtschir. 2007 Jan;11(1):11-7.

[Chemically modified, ultra-hydrophilic titanium implant surfaces].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Westdeutsche Kieferklinik, Heinrich Heine Universität, Poliklinik für Zahnärztliche Chirurgie und Aufnahme, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany. frank.schwarz@med.uni-duesseldorf.de


Recently, a chemically modified ultra-hydrophilic sand-blasted, large grit and acid-etched (modSLA) titanium surface has been introduced in order to enhance bone apposition. Indeed, preliminary preclinical and clinical data have indicated that modSLA implants may enhance bone apposition during early stages of wound healing. These positive effects on bone regeneration might be probably mainly due to the hydrophilic surface properties noted for modSLA which ensured a stabilization of the blood clot. The aim of the present review article is to evaluate, based on the currently available evidence, the potential impact of modSLA surfaces for implant dentistry.

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