A sandblasting process with round zirconia (ZrO2) particles might be an alternative surface treatment to enhance the osseointegration of titanium dental implants. Our previous study on sheep compared smooth surface titanium implants (control) with implant surfaces sandblasted with two different granulations of ZrO2. As the sandblasted surfaces proved superior, the present study further compared the ZrO2 surface implant with other surface treatments currently employed: machined titanium (control), titanium oxide plasma sprayed (TPS) and alumina sandblasted (Al-SL) at different times after insertion (2, 4 and 12 weeks). Twelve sheep were divided into three groups of four animals each and underwent implant insertion in tibia cortical bone under general anaesthesia. The implants with surrounding tissues were subjected to histology, histomorphometry, scanning electron microscopy and microhardness tests. The experimentation indicated that at 2 weeks Zr-SL implants had the highest significant bone ingrowth (p < 0.05) compared to the other implant surfaces, and a microhardness of newly formed bone inside the threads significantly higher than that of Ti. The present work shows that the ZrO2 treatment produces better results in peri-implant newly formed bone than Ti and TPS processing, whereas its performance is similar to the Al-SL surface treatment.

Influence of a zirconia sandblasting treated surface on peri-implant bone healing: An experimental study in sheep / B. Bacchelli; G. Giavaresi; M. Franchi; D. Martini; V. De Pasquale; A. Trirè; M. Fini; R. Giardino; A. Ruggeri.. - In: ACTA BIOMATERIALIA. - ISSN 1742-7061. - ELETTRONICO. - 5:(2009), pp. 2246-2257. [10.1016/j.actbio.2009.01.024]

Influence of a zirconia sandblasting treated surface on peri-implant bone healing: An experimental study in sheep

BACCHELLI, BEATRICE;FRANCHI, MARCO;MARTINI, DESIREE;DE PASQUALE, VIVIANA;TRIRE', ALESSANDRA;GIARDINO, ROBERTO;RUGGERI, ALESSANDRO
2009

Abstract

A sandblasting process with round zirconia (ZrO2) particles might be an alternative surface treatment to enhance the osseointegration of titanium dental implants. Our previous study on sheep compared smooth surface titanium implants (control) with implant surfaces sandblasted with two different granulations of ZrO2. As the sandblasted surfaces proved superior, the present study further compared the ZrO2 surface implant with other surface treatments currently employed: machined titanium (control), titanium oxide plasma sprayed (TPS) and alumina sandblasted (Al-SL) at different times after insertion (2, 4 and 12 weeks). Twelve sheep were divided into three groups of four animals each and underwent implant insertion in tibia cortical bone under general anaesthesia. The implants with surrounding tissues were subjected to histology, histomorphometry, scanning electron microscopy and microhardness tests. The experimentation indicated that at 2 weeks Zr-SL implants had the highest significant bone ingrowth (p < 0.05) compared to the other implant surfaces, and a microhardness of newly formed bone inside the threads significantly higher than that of Ti. The present work shows that the ZrO2 treatment produces better results in peri-implant newly formed bone than Ti and TPS processing, whereas its performance is similar to the Al-SL surface treatment.
2009
Influence of a zirconia sandblasting treated surface on peri-implant bone healing: An experimental study in sheep / B. Bacchelli; G. Giavaresi; M. Franchi; D. Martini; V. De Pasquale; A. Trirè; M. Fini; R. Giardino; A. Ruggeri.. - In: ACTA BIOMATERIALIA. - ISSN 1742-7061. - ELETTRONICO. - 5:(2009), pp. 2246-2257. [10.1016/j.actbio.2009.01.024]
B. Bacchelli; G. Giavaresi; M. Franchi; D. Martini; V. De Pasquale; A. Trirè; M. Fini; R. Giardino; A. Ruggeri.
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