Journal article

Is there anything to be gained by augmenting the implant surface?

Rachel J Waddington, Alastair J Sloan

Faculty Dental Journal | Royal College of Surgeons of England | Published : 2012


Titanium implants are widely considered as a great success story in dentistry, with a 95% survival rate after five years. However, a vast amount of research continues to augment the titanium surface for better osseointegration. This paper sets out to define our current research goals for implant dentistry and to consider the scientific merits of approaches to surface modifications.

University of Melbourne Researchers

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