Effect of Nano-size Calcium Phospate on Osseointegration
||Liselott Lindh and Thomas Arnebrant
||Martin Andersson, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Göteborg, Kamal Mustafa, Bergen Universitet, Bergen, Norge, Paulo G. Coelho, New York University, New York.
||Swedish Research Council
||2011-03-01 -- 2013-02-28
||Faculty of Odontology
Calcium phosphate (CaP) coated titanium implants have been of great interest for several decades since experimental studies proved that they promote a significant amount of bone formation and rapid integration compared with the traditional titanium implants. The interest in such CaP coatings is based not only on the altered chemistry but also on the nano-structures applied on the implant surface. The aim of this project is to develop and investigate the biological effects of different nano-structured CaP coatings applied to implant surfaces, and to propose novel implant surfaces, which may further enhance osseointegration.