Infections due to biofilm-producing microorganisms are one of the main causes for the failure of dental implants. Increasing efforts have been made in order to develop new strategies to prevent biofilm formation. In this study, the biofilm development on a newly designed laser-modified titanium implant surface was evaluated and compared to that on conventional sandblasted titanium used in implant dentistry. The amount of biofilm produced by Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Porphyromonas gingivalis isolated from peri-implantitis was assessed by a semi-quantitative spectrophotometric method and by confocal laser scanning microscopy. Results showed a lower biofilm production on laser-modified surface compared to the sandblasted one. In particular, a significantly lower total volume of the biomass was observed on laser-modified surface, while no significant changes in live/dead bacteria percentages were noticed between materials. Modifying the topography of the conventional implant surface with laser ablation could represent a promising approach for inhibiting biofilm formation.
Antibiofilm activity of sandblasted and laser-modified titanium against microorganisms isolated from peri-implantitis lesions / L. Drago, M. Bortolin, E. De Vecchi, S. Agrappi, R.L. Weinstein, R. Mattina, L. Francetti. - In: JOURNAL OF CHEMOTHERAPY. - ISSN 1120-009X. - 28:5(2016), pp. 383-389.
|Titolo:||Antibiofilm activity of sandblasted and laser-modified titanium against microorganisms isolated from peri-implantitis lesions|
DRAGO, LORENZO (Primo)
BORTOLIN, MONICA (Secondo)
MATTINA, ROBERTO (Penultimo)
FRANCETTI, LUCA ANGELO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||biofilm; confocal laser scanning microscopy; dental implants; sental materials; titanium oxide|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1120009X.2016.1158489|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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