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Shot Blasted

Description

A machined implant is blasted with a material that can then be removed by washing the implant in a specific solvent. This will create an irregular, roughened surface that might be more conducive to osseointegration. Grit blasting may be combined with chemical etching.

 

Advantages

Again, an increase in surface roughness may promote ossteoblastic activity and get a faster/stronger level of osseointegration. To date, there is no proof of this.

 

Disadvantages

None, except for the possibility of contamination which I have not seen....

 

Recommendations

Acceptable provided contaminants have been totally removed from the surface.

 

 

Contact Dr. Davidoff

S. Robert Davidoff, dmd, facp 3695 W. Boynton Beach Blvd.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33436
Suite #5
Phone: 561-734-0505
Fax: 561-734-0506
Cell: 561-212-4391
srobert@dental-implants.com
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