Implant Surfaces and their Biological and Clinical Impact

  • Ann Wennerberg
  • Tomas Albrektsson
  • Ryo Jimbo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ann Wennerberg, Ryo Jimbo, Tomas Albrektsson
    Pages 1-5
  3. Tomas Albrektsson, Ryo Jimbo, Ann Wennerberg
    Pages 7-12
  4. Ryo Jimbo, Ann Wennerberg, Tomas Albrektsson
    Pages 13-20
  5. Paulo G. Coelho, Ryo Jimbo, Estevam A. Bonfante
    Pages 29-43
  6. Jan Eirik Ellingsen, Marta Monjo, Joana Maria Ramis
    Pages 45-64
  7. Kiyoshi Koyano, Ikiru Atsuta, Yohei Jinno
    Pages 137-145
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 179-182

About this book


This book provides the reader with the knowledge required in order to understand the chemical, physical, mechanical, and topographical aspects of implant surfaces, as well as their impact on the biological response. Common ways to modify implant surfaces are described, and methods for the evaluation of surface properties are presented in an easy-to-read style. Experimental results that have contributed to surface modifications relevant for commercial available implants are presented, with emphasis on in vivo and clinical studies. While the focus is primarily on surface modifications at the micrometer and nanometer levels, alterations at the millimeter level are also covered, including thread designs and their possible influence on stress distribution. In addition, it is analyzed how surface alterations have changed the clinical long-term results for certain groups of patients. Care is taken to ensure that assessments are well balanced and draw attention to the potential disadvantages of different surfaces; for example, surfaces that may be more prone to biofilm accumulation are identified, with discussion of the clinical evidence.


Anodization Biological Response Coated Implants Fluoride Micro-Topography Osseointegration

Editors and affiliations

  • Ann Wennerberg
    • 1
  • Tomas Albrektsson
    • 2
  • Ryo Jimbo
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Odontology Dept ProsthodonticsMalmö UniversityMalmöSweden
  2. 2.Department of Biomaterials, Division of Clinical SciencesUniversity of Gothenburg Sahlgren’s AcademyGothenburgSweden
  3. 3.Faculty of Odontology Dept ProsthodonticsMalmö UniversityMalmöSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-45378-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-45379-7
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