Special Issue "Dental Implant Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)
Prof. Dr. José Luis Calvo Guirado
Full Professor of Oral Surgery and Implant dentistry. International Research Cathedra, International Dentistry Research Cathedra, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Murcia, Spain; Faculty of Health Sciences. Universidad Católica de Murcia. UCAM. Murcia. Spain
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Interests: dental implant design; fibroblasts; biomedical engineering; synthesis and testing of biomaterials; bioceramics
Dental implant treatments can be short, simple, beneficial, and highly predictable. However, in some cases, treatment possibilities are limited as a result of individual patients’ physical characteristics—bone density, bone quality, or bone height.
This Special Issue will focus on the various conventional features of titanium, zirconia, alumina, and titanium-zirconia implants. Major sub-topics include surface treatments, implant design, and implant length. These must be considered in relation to the clinical aspects of different implant materials and the influence of their physical properties on treatment outcomes in different kinds of patients.
With regard to implant length, while research has mainly focused on conventional implants, several systematic reviews and clinical studies have reported that shorter dental implants are comparable to those of standard lengths. Investigations of short, compared to standard, implants have found that extra-short implants with new surface treatments, which only occupy cortical bone, can reduce crestal bone resorption and reduce micromotion compared with regular implants placed in trabecular and cortical bone.
Thus, this Special Issue will assess how certain implant features (cells, surfaces, design, etc.) can influence treatment outcomes among completely and partially edentulous patients rehabilitated with implant-supported fixed prostheses. In this context, the research published in this issue will consider the impact of surgical and prosthetic type on patients’ quality of life and satisfaction with their oral health status.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. José Luis Calvo Guirado
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Short dental implants
Extrashort dental implants
Nanocomposite dental implants