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Research Article

Adhesion of Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles to Dental Materials under Oral Conditions

Figure 7

SEM micrographs at 5,000-fold magnification of the pellicle and the nano-HAP on ceramic samples. The pellicle formation and the hydroxyapatite particles are visible at three different time-points: immediately, 30 min and 2 h after mouthwash with 5% HAP I, HAP II, and HAP III. White arrows point to HAP particles accumulated onto the ceramic surface. HAP III tend to accumulate on surface irregularities after 2 h (white asterisks).