Background: Dental implants have become a well-established treatment method for oral rehabilitation after tooth loss. In present study two zirconia implant system (Bredent white SKY™, Straumann pure Ceramic) were assessed for surface characteristics. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 44 zirconia dental implants. Group I had Bredent white SKY™ and group II had Straumann pure Ceramic implants. The evaluation was performed by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Comparable areas for all implants under investigation are selected by splitting up the cylindrical shape of the implant into sections. Results: Group I had Bredent white SKY™ (22) and group II had Straumann pure Ceramic implants (22). Group I and II implants were sand blasted, group II was etched and special coated. Group I had smooth and group II had deep markings. Group I had bigger droplets and group II had finest. Conclusion: From SEM analysis it was concluded that Straumann pure zirconia dental implants, which was sandblasted and acidized were proven to have better surface characteristics than Bredentwhite SKY™ zirconia dental implants.
Key words: Ceramic, Dental implant, Straumann.
Received: 10 August 2018 Revised: 23 September 2018 Accepted: 25 September 2018
Corresponding author: Dr Sunayana Priyadarshini, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Prosthodontics, Hi-tech Dental College & Hospital Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
This article may be cited as: Priyadarshini S, Kar S. Assessment of surface characteristics of two commercially available zirconia dental implant systems- A comparative study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2018;6(10):87-89.