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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 215-220

Indigenous hydroxyapatite coated and bioactive glass coated titanium dental implant system - Fabrication and application in humans

1 Department of Periodontics, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Bioceramic and Coating Division, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Surajit Mistry
Department of Periodontics, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata - 700 014, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.85663

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Background: The use of different bioactive materials as coating on dental implant to restore tooth function is a growing trend in modern Dentistry. In the present study, hydroxyapatite and the bioactive glass-coated implants were evaluated for their behavior in osseous tissue following implantation in 14 patients. Materials and Methods: Bioactive glass and hydroxyapatite formulated and prepared for coating on Ti-6Al-4V alloy. Hydroxyapatite coating was applied on the implant surface by air plasma spray technique and bioactive glass coating was applied by vitreous enameling technique. Their outcome was assessed after 6 months in vivo study in human. Results: Hydroxyapatite and bioactive glass coating materials were nontoxic and biocompatible. Uneventful healing was observed with both types of implants. Conclusion: The results showed bioactive glass is a good alternative coating material for dental implant.

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