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Indian J Dent Res. 2010 Jul-Sep;21(3):433-8. doi: 10.4103/0970-9290.70805.

Status of surface treatment in endosseous implant: a literary overview.

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics and Oral Implantology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, India.


The attachment of cells to titanium surfaces is an important phenomenon in the area of clinical implant dentistry. A major consideration in designing implants has been to produce surfaces that promote desirable responses in the cells and tissues. To achieve these requirements, the titanium implant surface can be modified in various ways. This review mainly focuses on the surface topography of dental implants currently in use, emphasizing the association of reported variables with biological outcome.

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