Histologic and biomechanical evaluation of alumina-blasted/acid-etched and resorbable blasting media surfaces

Estevam A. Bonfante, Charles Marin, Rodrigo Granato, Marcelo Suzuki, Jenni Hjerppe, Lukasz Witek, Paulo G. Coelho

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This study evaluated the early biomechanical fixation and bone-to-implant contact (BIC) of an alumina-blasted/acid-etched (AB/AE) compared with an experimental resorbable blasting media (RBM) surface in a canine model. Higher texturization was observed for the RBM than for the AB/AE surface, and the presence of calcium and phosphorus was only observed for the RBM surface. Time in vivo and implant surface did not influence torque. For both surfaces, BIC significantly increased from 2 to 4 weeks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-556
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Oral Implantology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012



  • Biomechanical test
  • Implant surface
  • Resorbable blasting media
  • Roughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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