International Journal of Biomaterials

Dental Implants


Publishing date
08 Mar 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
19 Oct 2012

1Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Military Institute of Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

2Department of Restorative Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA


Dental Implants

Description

Dental implant technology was improved in recent years, providing patients with unparalleled levels of effectiveness, convenience, and affordability. This is one of the main reasons why so many dentists recommend dental implants as their preferred method to replace missing teeth. The conventional clinical protocol for placement of dental implants involves two phases. The first is the placement of the implant in a surgical cavity prepared in the bone. The protocol recommends a healing period for tissue reorganization. The waiting time for healing to occur depends on bone quality and the region in which the implant was performed. The dentistry has an interest in reducing the healing time after surgery and loading the implants with oral forces safely. To meet this expectation, one must consider that the body has a minimum time to perform the reactions that lead to osseointegration. In order to shorten the healing time, the strategy is to alter the biocompatibility of titanium dental implant surfaces, modifying the surgical technique and changing the implant design.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the dental implant behavior. We are particularly interested in articles describing the new modalities of dental implant surface treatment to improve the osseointegration, analysis of the influence of morphology, topography, roughness, surface energy, surface composition, chemical potential, thickness of titanium oxide film, and the presence of metallic and nonmetallic compounds on the surface. The mentioned factors influence the concentration of cells involved in osseointegration. The importance of this work is the fact that by controlling the surface one can reduce the healing time of the implant, and the bone-implant interface has enough mechanical strength to withstand the forces in the oral environment. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Dental implant surface treatment to improve the osseointegration
  • Analysis of the influence of nanoroughness, nanofeatures, morphology, topography, roughness, chemical composition, surface energy, residual stress, the existence of impurities, and thickness of titanium oxide film
  • Interactions of cells with the titanium oxide surface
  • Causes of dental implant fails
  • Influence of micromovement
  • Influence of implant design (shape, thread, cone morse, hexagon) in the success
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary stability
  • Biomimetics surfaces

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 838565
  • - Editorial

Dental Implants

Carlos Nelson Elias | Paulo G. Coelho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 230310
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Simplifying Dental Implant Drilling Sequence on Osseointegration: An Experimental Study in Dogs

Gabriela Giro | Nick Tovar | ... | Paulo G. Coelho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 354125
  • - Research Article

Plasma Treatment Maintains Surface Energy of the Implant Surface and Enhances Osseointegration

Fernando P. S. Guastaldi | Daniel Yoo | ... | Paulo G. Coelho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 305638
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Laminin-1-Doped Nanoroughened Implant Surfaces: Gene Expression and Morphological Evaluation

Humberto Osvaldo Schwartz-Filho | Kostas Bougas | ... | Ryo Jimbo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 279167
  • - Research Article

Bone Morphometric Evaluation around Immediately Placed Implants Covered with Porcine-Derived Pericardium Membrane: An Experimental Study in Dogs

Ryo Jimbo | Charles Marin | ... | Paulo G. Coelho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 290179
  • - Research Article

Preparation of Bioactive Titanium Surfaces via Fluoride and Fibronectin Retention

Carlos Nelson Elias | Patricia Abdo Gravina | ... | Pedro Augusto de Paula Nascente
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 579274
  • - Research Article

Novel Implant Coating Agent Promotes Gene Expression of Osteogenic Markers in Rats during Early Osseointegration

Kostas Bougas | Ryo Jimbo | ... | Ann Wennerberg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 181024
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Osteogenic Properties of Two Dental Implant Surfaces

Marta Monjo | Christiane Petzold | ... | Jan Eirik Ellingsen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 381535
  • - Review Article

Effects of Surface Charges on Dental Implants: Past, Present, and Future

Cecilia Yan Guo | Jukka Pekka Matinlinna | Alexander Tin Hong Tang
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