Atmospheric plasma enhances wettability and cell spreading on dental implant metals.

@article{Duske2012AtmosphericPE,
  title={Atmospheric plasma enhances wettability and cell spreading on dental implant metals.},
  author={Kathrin Duske and Ina Koban and Eckhard Kindel and Karsten Schr{\"o}der and Barbara J Nebe and Birte Holtfreter and Lukasz Jablonowski and Klaus Dieter Weltmann and Thomas Kocher},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={400-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Treatment regimens, which predictably support re-osseointegration of implants with peri-implantitis, are needed. Increased wettability may be an important factor for re-osseointegration. In this study, a cold atmospheric pressure gas-discharge plasma was applied to reduce water contact angles on titanium discs with different surface topography and to improve the spreading of osteoblastic cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS An argon plasma jet with different oxygen admixtures was used to… CONTINUE READING