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Title: Surface Comparison of Three Different Commercial Custom-Made Titanium Meshes Produced by SLM for Dental Applications
Authors: Cruz, Nuno
Martins, Maria Inês 
Domingos Santos, José
Gil Mur, Javier
Tondela, João Paulo 
Keywords: biomaterial; bone regeneration; titanium mesh; 3D printing; surface properties; roughness
Issue Date: 8-May-2020
Publisher: MDPI
Serial title, monograph or event: Materials
Volume: 13
Issue: 9
Abstract: The use of individualized titanium meshes has been referred to in scientific literature since 2011. There are many advantages to its use, however, the main complications are related to early or late exposures. As some aspects such as its surface properties have been pointed out to influence the soft tissue response, this study was designed to compare the surface characteristics of three commercially available individualized titanium meshes between them and according to the manufacturer's specifications. The results from the scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and the contact profilometry measurements were analyzed and cross-checked. It was discovered that, the BoneEasy's post-processing superficial treatment was more refined, as it delivers the mesh with the lowest Ra value, 0.61 ± 0.14 µm, due to the applied electropolishing. On the other hand, the Yxoss CBR® mesh from ReOss® was sandblasted, presenting an extremely rough surface with a Ra of 6.59 ± 0.76 µm.
ISSN: 1996-1944
DOI: 10.3390/ma13092177
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FMUC Medicina - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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