Advances in Research on Improving the Hydrophilicity of Implant with Titanium Surface Modification

Titanium and titanium alloys are the main materials for implant preparation. Titanium can spontaneously form a high surface energy titanium dioxide surface in an air environment. However, this surface adsorbs inorganic ions and organic hydrocarbons in the air for a short period of time to produce a dense, Change the surface chemical composition and reduce its hydrophilicity. Part of the theory now tends to have a higher biological activity on the hydrophilic surface, facilitating osteoblast adhesion and stretching, thereby promoting early osteogenesis. Therefore, how to improve the hydrophilicity of titanium surface has become a hotspot. In this paper, several methods of improving the hydrophilicity of implants were analyzed and compared, and the osteogenesis effect was reviewed.

1. Sandblasted surface treatment method

2. Laser surface treatment

3. Surface oxidation method

4. Coating technology

Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2017 May 18th Issue 3