Biomechanical Evaluation of Ti-Nb-Sn Alloy Implants with a Low Young’s Modulus
AbstractDental implants are widely used and are a predictable treatment in various edentulous cases. Occlusal overload may be causally related to implant bone loss and a loss of integration. Stress concentrations may be diminished using a mechanobiologically integrated implant with bone tissue. The purpose of this study was to investigate the biomechanical behavior, biocompatibility and bioactivity of a Ti-Nb-Sn alloy as a dental implant material. It was compared with cpTi. Cell proliferation and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity were quantified. To assess the degree of osseointegration, a push-in test was carried out. Cell proliferation and ALP activity in the cells grown on prepared surfaces were similar for the Ti-Nb-Sn alloy and for cpTi in all the experiments. A comparison between the Ti-Nb-Sn alloy implant and the cpTi implant revealed that no significant difference was apparent for the push-in test values. These results suggest that implants fabricated using Ti-Nb-Sn have a similar biological potential as cpTi and are capable of excellent osseointegration. View Full-Text
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Takahashi, K.; Shiraishi, N.; Ishiko-Uzuka, R.; Anada, T.; Suzuki, O.; Masumoto, H.; Sasaki, K. Biomechanical Evaluation of Ti-Nb-Sn Alloy Implants with a Low Young’s Modulus. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 5779-5788.
Takahashi K, Shiraishi N, Ishiko-Uzuka R, Anada T, Suzuki O, Masumoto H, Sasaki K. Biomechanical Evaluation of Ti-Nb-Sn Alloy Implants with a Low Young’s Modulus. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2015; 16(3):5779-5788.Chicago/Turabian Style
Takahashi, Kenta; Shiraishi, Naru; Ishiko-Uzuka, Risa; Anada, Takahisa; Suzuki, Osamu; Masumoto, Hiroshi; Sasaki, Keiichi. 2015. "Biomechanical Evaluation of Ti-Nb-Sn Alloy Implants with a Low Young’s Modulus." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16, no. 3: 5779-5788.