The effect of ultraviolet-C irradiation via a bactericidal ultraviolet sterilizer on an anodized titanium implant: a study in rabbits.

@article{Park2013TheEO,
  title={The effect of ultraviolet-C irradiation via a bactericidal ultraviolet sterilizer on an anodized titanium implant: a study in rabbits.},
  author={Kyou-Hwa Park and J Y Koak and Seong-Kyun Kim and Chengdong Han and Sung Jung Heo},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          57-66
        }
}
PURPOSE After placement, titanium dental implants are conditioned by blood and tissue fluid. These initial processes are affected by the hydrophilicity of the implant. The hydrophilicity of titanium dioxide (TiO2) can be increased by ultraviolet (UV)-C irradiation. Anodic oxidation is an electrochemical treatment used to form TiO2 layers that are characterized by their thickness, roughness, and porosity on the surface of titanium implants. These oxide layers increase implant durability and… CONTINUE READING
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