Effect of Nd:YAG, Ho:YAG, Er:YAG, CO2, and GaAIAs laser irradiation on surface properties of endosseous dental implants.

Abstract

PURPOSE To analyze potential surface alterations in endosseous dental implants induced by irradiation with common dental lasers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sandblasted and acid-etched, plasma-sprayed, hydroxyapatite-coated, and smooth titanium discs were irradiated using Nd:YAG, Ho:YAG, Er:YAG, CO2, and GaAIAs lasers at various power settings. The specimens… (More)

Topics

12 Figures and Tables

Slides referencing similar topics