Osteoblast attachment on titanium disks after laser irradiation.

@article{Romanos2006OsteoblastAO,
  title={Osteoblast attachment on titanium disks after laser irradiation.},
  author={Georgios E Romanos and Roberto Crespi and Antonio Barone and Ugo Covani},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={232-6}
}
PURPOSE Osteoblast attachment on titanium surfaces is necessary to achieve new bone formation and osseointegration. The purpose of this study was to examine osteoblast attachment on irradiated titanium disks. MATERIALS AND METHODS Machined, hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated, sandblasted, and titanium plasma-sprayed (TPS) surfaces were irradiated with either a carbon dioxide (CO2) or an Er,Cr:YSGG laser. A control group of nonirradiated disks was also examined. Osteoblast cultures were cultivated on… CONTINUE READING
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