Findings from University of Plymouth in Materials Research Reported (The Relationship between Biofilm and Physical-Chemical Properties of Implant Abutment Materials for Successful Dental Implants)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Materials Research. According to news reporting originating from Plymouth, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The aim of this review was to investigate the relationship between biofilm and peri-implant disease, with an emphasis on the types of implant abutment surfaces. Individuals with periodontal disease typically have a large amount of pathogenic microorganisms in the periodontal pocket."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Plymouth, "If the individuals lose their teeth, these microorganisms remain viable inside the mouth and can directly influence peri-implant microbiota. Metal implants offer a suitable solution, but similarly, these remaining bacteria can adhere on abutment implant surfaces, induce peri-implantitis causing potential destruction of the alveolar bone near to the implant threads and cause the subsequent loss of the implant. Studies have demonstrated differences in biofilm formation on dental materials and these variations can be associated with both physical and chemical characteristics of the surfaces. In the case of partially edentulous patients affected by periodontal disease, the ideal type of implant abutments utilized should be one that adheres the least or negligible amounts of periodontopathogenic bacteria."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Therefore, it is of clinically relevance to know how the bacteria behave on different types of surfaces in order to develop new materials and/or new types of treatment surfaces, which will reduce or inhibit adhesion of pathogenic microorganisms, and, thus, restrict the use of the abutments with indication propensity for bacterial adhesion."
For more information on this research see: The Relationship between Biofilm and Physical-Chemical Properties of Implant Abutment Materials for Successful Dental Implants. Materials, 2014;7(5):3651-3662. Materials can be contacted at: Mdpi Ag, Postfach, Ch-4005 Basel, Switzerland. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Materials - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1521-4176)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E.D. de Avila, University of Plymouth, Peninsula Sch Med & Dental, Plymouth PL4 8AA, Devon, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include R.S. de Molon, C.E. Vergani, F.D. Mollo and V. Salih (see also Materials Research).
Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Plymouth, United Kingdom, Materials Research
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