Marcelo Suzuki

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Among dental implant design alterations, surface modifications have been by far the most investigated topic. Regarding implant surface research, the lack of hierarchical approaches relating in vitro, in vivo, clinical trials, and ex vivo analyses has hindered biomaterials scientists with clear informed rationale guidelines for implant surface design. This(More)
Laser metal sintering has shown promising results, but no comparison with other commercially available surface has been performed. This study sought to evaluate the biomechanical and histological early bone response to laser sintered implants relative to alumina-blasted/acid-etched (AB/AE). Surface topography was characterized by scanning electron(More)
Thick bioceramic coatings like plasma sprayed hydroxyapatite have been shown to increase the overall tissue response and biomechanical fixation of dental implants. However, the presence and potential fracture of a bone-coating-metallic substrate interface at long times after implantation led these implants to fall from favor in clinical practice. The(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the morphology and integration status of 30 human retrieved plateau root form implants. Thirty plateau design root form implants that were in function from 8 to 13 years were retrieved from patients due to prosthetic reasons. Following surgical removal, the samples remained in 10% buffered formaline for 7 days.(More)
AIM The objective of this study was to evaluate the early healing of endosseous implants presenting various healing chamber configurations in a beagle dog mandible model. METHODS The four premolars of 12 beagle dogs were extracted and allowed to heal for a period of 8 weeks. Implants allowing six different healing chamber configurations were placed in(More)
Calcium phosphate-based bioactive ceramics in various physical and chemical formulations have been extensively utilized as biomaterials for bone regeneration/conduction. However, the determination of their in vivo temporal behavior from the short to long term in humans has been a challenge due to the lack of physical reference for morphologic and(More)
Bone remodeling, along with tissue biomechanics, is critical for the clinical success of endosseous implants. This study evaluated the long-term evolution of the elastic modulus (GPa) and hardness (GPa) of cortical bone around human retrieved plateau root form implants. Thirty implant-in-bone specimens showing no clinical failure were retrieved from(More)
OBJECTIVES Bone formation and maintenance around implants placed immediately after tooth extraction may be affected by implant surface treatment and compromise long-term esthetic results. This study morphometrically evaluated buccal bone loss and bone-to-implant contact (BIC) of four implant systems placed immediately after tooth extraction in a dog model.(More)
Thin-film bioceramic coatings are potential alternatives to overcome the limitations provided by other commercially available coating techniques like PSHA, where variable bioceramic dissolution added to a metalloceramic weak link are process- inherent. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the overall and site specific (to 0.5 mm from implant(More)
PURPOSE In an attempt to overcome the potential long-term limitations observed with plasma-sprayed hydroxyapatite-coated implants, nanothickness bioceramic coatings have been processed onto previously grit-blasted/acid-etched surfaces. Our objective was to evaluate the bone response to alumina-blasted/acid-etched and a thin ion beam-deposited bioceramic(More)