Titanium for Dental Applications (II): Implants with Roughened Surfaces

  • Daniel Buser
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)


In the past 20 years, the replacement of missing teeth with implant-supported pros-theses has become a widely accepted treatment modality in dentistry for the rehabilitation of fully and partially edentulous patients. This breakthrough in oral rehabilitation is based on the concept of osseointegration first described by the two research groups of Brånemark et al. [10,11] and Schroeder et al. [55-57]. Both groups described this biologic phenomenon as “direct bone deposition upon a titanium implant surface”. Today, commercially pure (CP) titanium has become the material of choice in implant dentistry, since titanium is characterized by excellent biologic and biomechanical properties (for review see [58]).


Dental Implant Titanium Surface Titanium Implant Biomed Mater Edentulous Patient 
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  • Daniel Buser
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  1. 1.Department of Oral Surgery and StomatologyUniversity of Berne, School of Dental MedicineBerneSwitzerland

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