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A Novel Strategy for Bone Integration and Regeneration: Case Studies A Novel Strategy for Bone Integration and Regeneration: Case Studies

Author(s):

Akiyoshi Funato, D.D.S.;Ryohei Tonotsuka, DDS; Hitochi Murabe, DDS; Makoto Hirota, DDS, PhD; Takahiro Ogawa, DDS, PhD

Date Added:

5/15/2014


Summary:

Ultraviolet light treatment of dental implants immediately prior to placement, or photofunctionalization, is a novel clinical tool with the potential to improve implant therapy. Photofunctionalization improves the surface properties of titanium surfaces by removing hydrocarbons, regenerating hydrophilicity, and optimizing electrostatic properties. We photofunctionalizated dental implants and titanium mesh (Ti mesh) in two complex clinical cases requiring simultaneous guided bone regeneration, sinus elevation, immediate implant placement into the extraction socket, and esthetic consideration

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