AFM for dental implants

Surface morphology is an essential factor for biocompatible materials and strongly influences the interaction within organic materials

80x80µm image, z-range: 200nm

Surface parameters as roughness and shape of the structures will determine ability and rate of bone healing against the implant surface as well as the final strenght of the bone to implant contact and even the degree of bacterial contamination.

Investigation of surfaces of such materials with an AFM can contribute to the understanding of the biocompatability of new materials by determining cruical surface informations without modifying the materials and surfaces.

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