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Astra Tech study reveals means of cutting dental implant healing times

20th June 2011

Astra Tech has conducted research in association with the University of Gothenburg that reveals new methods of improving healing times among dental implant patients.

Researchers from the organisations have created a means of describing the topography of an implant from micrometre to nanometre scale, enabling the observation of its anchoring in the bone.

It has already been established that the layer of natural oxide coating implants helps to determine how well they fuse with bone, with factors such as smoothness and conductivity playing key roles.

Using the new topography method, these properties can be optimised to promote bone formation and healing.

Johanna Loberg at the University of Gothenburg's department of chemistry said: "Increasing the active surface at nano level and changing the conductivity of the implant allows us to affect the body's own biomechanics and speed up the healing of the implant."

Astra Tech is currently the subject of a review process by owner AstraZeneca, with the sale of the dental supplier one possible outcome.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800584972-ADNFCR

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