Choosing the Right Dental Implant Surface: What You Need to Know

Published: 2023-02-06

Dental implant surfaces refer to the topography or texture of the implant material that comes into contact with the surrounding bone and soft tissue. The surface characteristics of dental implants can have a significant impact on their integration and stability within the jawbone. The complexity of dental implant surfaces depends on several factors such as material type, surface roughness, porosity, and surface modification techniques.


Some implant surfaces are smooth and featureless, while others are highly textured to encourage osseointegration (the process of bone growing around the implant). The complexity of dental implant surfaces can also be influenced by the presence of surface modifications such as plasma spray, sandblasting, acid etching as well as packaging. 


In conclusion, the complexity of dental implant surfaces is a complex and multi-factorial aspect that can influence the success of implant treatment. The choice of implant surface is crucial for ensuring long-term stability and success. One should be careful in selecting a dental implant and consider a consultation with a Periodontist.

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