Sérgio Allegrini

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Supernumerary teeth are extra teeth or toothlike structures which may have either erupted or unerupted in addition to the 20 deciduous teeth and the 32 permanent teeth. This article provides an overview of frequency, distribution and classification of supernumerary teeth. The etiology of supernumerary teeth is still unknown, yet various theories have been(More)
Dental implantation aims at optimal and long-term hard tissue integration. Beside primary stability, loading time and other factors, e.g. the surface of the endosteal part of the implant, is a matter of special importance. In this animal trial, hard tissue integration of two different implant types was studied using radiological, histological and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this article is to evaluate the bone healing around 2 different dental implant surfaces after the lateralization surgery of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) during an 8-week healing period in rabbits, and to check if there is any interaction between the implants and the nerve. MATERIALS AND METHODS The IAN lateralization was(More)
Titanium is the ideal metal for intra-osseous dental implants. It permits the natural formation of an oxide layer on its surface and thereby it prevents the release of potentially toxic molecules. New formation of bone around implants, partially placed into the bone marrow cavity, is a gradual process that runs from the endosteum to the surface of the(More)
This study examines the efficacy of using bone morphogenetic protein of bovine origin associated with other biomaterials in maxillary sinus floor augmentation procedures in rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Various approaches have been attempted to obtain sinus lifting with pre-existing tissue, but all of them have been considered inadequate, because such(More)
Implant site preparation is crucially important to long-term success. Heat generation during drilling is unfavourable, since bone is relatively susceptible to heat, depending on its vascularisation and microstructure. Numerous factors such as drilling pressure, number of revolutions, drill design, wear and material, drilling depth and cooling influence heat(More)
The chemical and dimensional stability associated with suitable fracture toughness and propitious tribological characteristics make silicon nitride-based ceramics potential candidates for biomedical applications, mainly as orthopedic implants. Considering this combination of properties, silicon nitride components were investigated in relation to their(More)
Dental implant materials are required to enable good apposition of bone and soft tissues. They must show sufficient resistance to chemical, physical and biological stress in the oral cavity to achieve good long-term outcomes. A critical issue is the apposition of the soft tissues, as they have provided a quasi-physiological closure of oral cavity. The(More)
PURPOSE To examine the biologic response to titanium implant surfaces treated with a neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty mini-implants made of grade 2 titanium were placed in the femora of 30 Wistar rats. Thirty implants had a machined surface and the other 30 had surfaces that were roughened by laser treatment. The(More)
Autogenous bone is considered the optimal grafting material for sinus lifting, although its harvesting causes great patient discomfort. Various approaches have been taken in order to obtain sinus lifting with preexisting tissue. However, because of the unsuitability of such tissue, additional materials have been required. Alternatively, biomaterials from(More)