Biomechanical and histological behavior of zirconia implants: an experiment in the rat.

@article{Kohal2009BiomechanicalAH,
  title={Biomechanical and histological behavior of zirconia implants: an experiment in the rat.},
  author={Ralf Joachim Kohal and Martin Wolkewitz and Marc Hinze and Jung-Suk Han and Maria Baechle and Frank Butz},
  journal={Clinical oral implants research},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={333-9}
}
OBJECTIVE This study aimed at evaluating the integration of zirconia implants in a rat femur model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Zirconia implants with two distinct surface topographies were compared with titanium implants with similar topographies. Titanium and zirconia implants were placed into the femurs of 42 male Sprague-Dawley rats. Four groups of implants… CONTINUE READING