Does Implant surface topography on macro-, micro- and nanolevel influence bone healing and regeneration?
Although implant treatment today is a common and very predictable treatment for partially edentulous and edentulous patients still there is possibilities to improve the implants for an even better clinical out-come. The implant macro-, micro- and nano features have been regarded as important implant related factors for enhanced bone response during healing and loading. The macro aspects relates to the implant design. The micro aspects relates to what commonly is described as surface roughness while the nano features either are deliberately coated on the implant surface or spontaneously formed during manufacturing. Results from experimental and clinical research will be discussed.
Ann Wennerberg became a dentist in 1979, PhD in 1996, a license
degree in Prosthodontics in 1997 and became Professor in Prosthodontics
2002 at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University.
Since 2008, she is the head of the Department of Prosthodontics,
Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University, Sweden.
Her main research is aimed at optimize implant surfaces. At present,
her research group includes 13 PhD and one senior researcher. She
has received several national and international awards for her research
about implant surface topography.