Special Issue "Current Progress in Surface, Micromorphology and Mechanical Properties of Implants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2024 | Viewed by 669
Interests: osseointegration; tissue regeneration; platelet concentrates; implant surface; implant aesthetics
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Osseointegration is a prerequisite for the success of dental implants. The fixture surfaces should ensure cell adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation to form healthy peri-implant bone. Immediately after their positioning, dental implants are soaked with the patient's blood, followed by a rapid adsorption of ions and plasma proteins onto the surface of the implant, forming a protein layer. This dynamic process is governed by complex noncovalent interactions, such as hydrogen bonding, electrostatic forces, hydrophobic interactions and van der Waals forces. Other key factors influencing protein adsorption include surface properties (roughness, chemistry, and surface energy), the availability and profile of biomolecules at the surface (size, charge, and conformational stability) and kinetic factors (concentration and size). The surface topography, chemical–physical, and chemical properties of dental implants play a pivotal role in the healing process, speeding up final restorations and functional loading even in sites with poor bone quality and in patients with unbalanced health conditions.
This Special Issue will address advances in surface micro-topography on cell responses, protein adsorption, and/or antimicrobial properties, focusing on the emerging concepts regarding the role of fixture macro-morphology and surface chemistry, topographical patterns at the micro- and nano-scale, and addressing fast and successful osseo- and soft tissue integration.
Studies on surface micro- and micro-morphology, surface functionalization, and chemical and mechanical properties and their related effects on cells responses and on clinical outcomes are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Gaetano Marenzi
Prof. Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo
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- surface micro-topography
- contact angle
- surface characterization
- cell adhesion
- protein adhesion
- osteoblast differentiation