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A new technology for the removal of corundum residues on dental implants


      Surface modification is an important measure to improve dental implants. Corundum residues, which are part of current dental implant blasting, disappeared on Straumann dental implants in recent publications. We further evaluated this new cleaning technology by evaluating the surface of 4 different Straumann implants using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). The involved technology fits to a Straumann patent involving a dextran coating allowing easy corundum particle removal by aqueous solution.

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