Hydrothermal treatment for TiN as abrasion resistant dental implant coating and its fibroblast response.


Dental implant made of pure titanium (Ti) is prone to scratch and abrasion during routine oral hygiene procedures. This results an increase in surface roughness and therefore, facilitates the adhesion of bacteria. In severe cases, this could lead to peri-implantitis. To overcome this problem, surface modification of Ti is necessary to improve its abrasion… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2014.12.059