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Volume 6 , Issue 3
Fall 1991

Pages 253-258

Microscopic Observations of the Bone/lmplant Interface of Surface-Treated Titanium Implants

Thomas W. Budd, PhD/Kenneth L. Bielat, PhD/Michael A. Meenaghan, DDS, PhD/Norman G. Schaaf, DDS

PMID: 1813392

Light microscopy, and transmission and scanning electron microscopy were used to evaluate osseointegration of extraoral titanium implant surfaces treated by either autoclaving, exposure to ultraviolet light (UV), or radiofrequency glow discharge (RFGD). Ultraviolet and RFGD-treated implants showed faster healing in the initial 5-week to 3-month period. By 6 months of healing, no structural differences were found at the bone/implant interface among the different treatments. It was concluded that UV or RFGD surface treatment of titanium implants may shorten the time interval between placement and loading. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1991;6:253-258.

) Key words: healing, implants, interface, osseointegration, titanium

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