|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Advanced Materials in Dental and Orthopedic Applications
||Dental and Orthopaedic Implants with Surface TiO2 Nanotubes for Enhanced Osseo-Integration
||Sungho Jin, Dan Justin, Garrett Smith, Gary Johnston
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Improving the structural connection between living bone and implant is one of the greatest current challenges in dental and bone implants. Vertically aligned TiO2 nanotubes with different dimensions were introduced on Ti implant surface by anodization for possible implant applications. Results from in vitro and in vivo studies indicate that the addition of surface nanotube structure significantly enhances the kinetics of orthopaedic bone formation and interfacial bond strength as demonstrated by various animal model studies. It is also shown that the nanotube geometry and the chemistry of the nanotube material surface have profound effects on osteoblast and mesenchymal stem cell behavior. Similar improvements in bone growth behavior were also observed with ZrO2 nanotubes and Ta-containing nanotubes.
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