PMID: 9922732Jan 29, 1999Paper

The choice of alloplastic materials for oral implants: does it really matter?

The International Journal of Prosthodontics
P O Glantz


To provide a review of the overall nature and properties of materials used for manufacturing of endosseous dental implants. The importance of chemical qualities of implant surfaces is highlighted; special reference is given to titanium and its oxides. The process of bioadhesion is described, and comments are made on its relation to a range of given biomechanical factors. In the author's opinion, based on the arguments presented, the material properties of alloplastic implant materials have a strong influence on implant retention and stability, and thus on an implant's capacity to achieve so-called osseointegration.

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