Ultrastructural characterization of the implant interface response to loading.

  title={Ultrastructural characterization of the implant interface response to loading.},
  author={Xiaolei Zhang and Joke Duyck and Katleen Vandamme and Ignace Naert and Geert Carmeliet},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={93 3},
Dynamic loading can affect the bone surrounding implants. For ultrastructural exploration of the peri-implant tissue response to dynamic loading, titanium implants were installed in rat tibiae, in which one implant was loaded while the contralateral served as the unloaded control. The loaded implants received stimulation either within 24 hrs after implantation (immediate loading) or after a 28-day healing period (delayed loading) for 4, 7, 14, 21, or 28 days. The samples were processed for… CONTINUE READING