The effect of microstructured surfaces and laminin-derived peptide coatings on soft tissue interactions with titanium dental implants.

@article{Werner2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of microstructured surfaces and laminin-derived peptide coatings on soft tissue interactions with titanium dental implants.},
  author={Sandra Regina Werner and Olivier Huck and Beno{\^i}t Frisch and Dominique Vautier and R Elkaim and Jean-Claude Voegel and G{\'e}rard Brunel and H Tenenbaum},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={2291-301}
}
In the present study, we investigated the dental implant protection from peri-implant inflammation by improving the soft tissue adhesion on the titanium surface. Porous titanium was used to create, at the level of the transmucosal part of the implants (the "neck"), a microstructured 3-dimensional surface that would tightly seal the interface between the implant and soft tissue. Cell-specific adhesion properties were induced via an adhesion peptide derived from laminin-5 coupled to native or… CONTINUE READING