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Implant Dentistry: New Materials and Technologies

Call for Papers

The world of Implant Dentistry is experiencing the effects of a real revolution.

Today techniques such as the placement of dental implants in postextraction sockets and the immediate prosthetic loading are established and widespread. These surgical and prosthetic techniques allow reducing the times and the costs of the implant-prosthetic treatment and are therefore welcome by patients; however, they may represent a risk, especially where it is not possible to obtain adequate primary stabilization of the implant, due to insufficient bone quantity and quality.

In order to reduce the risks related to the placement of implants in postextraction sockets and to the immediate prosthetic loading, the implant manufacturers have introduced specific macrotopographies, designed to increase primary stability, and surfaces characterized by peculiar micro- and nanotopographies, able to accelerate the processes of bone healing and the biological integration of the implant, to the market fixtures.

At the same time, the impact of digital technologies is changing the world of Implant Dentistry. Intraoral scanners (IOS) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), software for guided implant placement and computer-assisted-design/ computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/ CAM), new aesthetic materials (zirconia, lithium disilicate, and ceramics), milling machines, and 3D printers are radically transforming the profession of the surgeon and the prosthodontist.

We solicit high quality and original research articles as well as review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • New implant macrotopographies and their effects on implant stability: clinical studies with short-term to long-term follow-up
  • New implant micro- and nanotopographies and their effects on osseointegration: in vitro studies on cell cultures, in vivo animal histologic/ histomorphometric studies, in vivo human histologic/ histomorphometric studies, and clinical studies with short-term to long-term follow-up
  • The use of digital technologies (IOS, CBCT, and guided surgery) in Implant Dentistry: in vitro studies and clinical studies with short-term to long-term follow-up
  • The use of CAD/ CAM software and aesthetic materials (zirconia, lithium disilicate, and ceramics) for the restoration of dental implants: in vitro studies and clinical studies with short-term to long-term follow-up

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at https://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/biomaterials/idmt/.

Submission DeadlineFriday, 10 August 2018
Publication DateDecember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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