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Spotlight on surface innovations

Video highlights

  • The new TiUltra™ and Xeal™ surfaces
  • Exceptional panel discussion with clinical examples of the new implant and abutment surface treatment
  • The Mucointegration™ concept
  • Anodization of implant and abutment surfaces

Speakers: Eric Rompen, Tomas Albrektsson, Arturo Lobell, Tidu Mankoo, Cristiano Susin and Giorgio Tabanella.


Why develop new implant and abutment surfaces? This lecture focuses on providing answers to this question.

The positive impact of the introduction of moderately rough implant surface implants on bone healing, survival and advancing surgical and prosthetic treatment protocols is widely accepted (1). The TiUnite® surface is the most researched and performing moderately rough surface in implant dentistry. Many clinicians wonder how we can further advance long-term peri-implant health.

An anodized abutment surfaces has been designed to promote gingival soft tissue attachment and integration. This forms a seal around prosthetics and consequently ensures longterm implant survival (2). 

This lecture highlights the key biological and clinical parameters to achieve long-term and predictable results. The expert faculty discuss and pre-clinical and clinical research and their own clinical experiences with two newly developed implant and abutment surfaces designed to advance hard and soft-tissue outcomes. 



(1) De Bruyn H, et al. Implant surface roughness and patient factors on long-term peri-implant bone loss. Periodontol 2000. 2017 Feb;73(1):218-227. doi: 10.1111/prd.12177.

(2) Roffel S et al. Evaluation of a novel oral mucosa in vitro implantation model for analysis of molecular interactions with dental abutment surfaces. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research. 2019;21(Suppl 1) 10.1111/cid.12750.


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12.01.2020 | 21:16

Can you tell us the nature of the protective layer?

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