Surface concept evolution

Learn about the Acqua technology, developed to facilitate your work and enhance clinical results

Acqua: the innovative surface featuring increased wettability

Wettability is an important component to the accessibility of an implant with the body.

The wettability characteristic is assessed by the contact angle of a drop of liquid on the surface of the implant (1, 2).

If you compare hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces, a differentiated cascade of initial interfacial stresses is expected.

How is Acqua’s surface hydrophilicity obtained?

Physical chemical properties are achieved by maintaining the electronegativity of the titanium oxide surface.

 

Acqua: reliability and confidence in your hands

The quality and confidence of the Neodent implant designs (9,10,11), now featuring the Acqua surface.

Acqua implants feature both a hydrophilic surface and microtopography.

 


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Technology in every detail: convenience and ergonomics

  • Exclusive packaging makes implant handling easier.
  • Awarded the Gold category in 2013 from the Brazilian Packaging Association within the structural design - functionality category.

Clinical experience: Acqua is recommended by users

“The Acqua surface adds value to implants, an extra benefit and a plus to offer my clients. I use it in several situations, and the packaging is much easier to store now.”

Dr. José Augusto Isaac Ribeiro
CRO 7764 - Brasília/DF

PR“The new packaging, besides making it easier to identify the model, the diameter and length of the implant, is more convenient and safe in the capture and transport during the surgeries. The locking of the implant in the surgical alveolus is always great.

Dr. Renato Lins Marques
CRO 25026 – Uberaba/MG

References and Publications

1. Rupp F, Scheideler L, Eichler M, Geis-Gerstorfer J.Wetting behavior of dental implants.Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2011 Nov-Dec; 26(6):1256-66.

2. Bico J, Thiele U, Quéré D. Wetting of textured surfaces. A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 206 (2002) 41–46.

3. Gittens RA, Olivares-Navarrete R, Tannenbaum R,Boyan BD, Schwartz Z. Electrical implications of corrosion for osseointegration of titanium implants. J Dent Res. 2011 Dec; 90(12): 1389-97.

4. Mendonça G, Mendonça BD, Oliveira SL, Araujo AC. Efeitos da diferenciação de células-tronco mesenquimais humanas sobre superfícies de implantes hidrofílicas. In: Implant News, v. 10, n. 6a | PBA | Novembro/Dezembro 2013 ISSN 1678-6661 [111-116].

5. da Silveira BM. Análises omográfica, microtomográfica e histológica entre enxertos em bloco autógeno e xenógeno nas reconstruções ósseas de maxila.Dissertação mestrado ILAPEO. 2013.133 pg.

6. Albrektsson T, Wennerberg A. Oral implant surfaces: Part 1—review focusing on topographic and chemical properties of different surfaces and in vivo responses to them. Int J Prosthodont. 2004 Sep-Oct; 17(5): 536-43.

7. Rupp F, Scheideler L, Olshanska N, de Wild M, Wieland M, Geis-Gerstorfer J. Enhancing surface free energy and hydrophilicity through chemical modification of microstructured titanium implant surfaces. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A, 76(2): 323-334, 2006.

8. Kloss FR, Steinmüller-Nethl D, Stigler G, Ennemoser T, Rasse M, Hächl O. In vivo investigation on connective tissue healing to polished surfaces with different surface wettability. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2011 Jul; 22(7): 699-705.

9. Borges AF, Dias Pereira LA, Thomé G, Melo AC de Mattias Sartori IA. Prostheses removal for suture removal after immediate load: success of implants. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2010 Sep; 12(3): 244-8.

10. Faot F, Hermann C, Sartori EM, Bassi AP. Tilted implants and prototyping: a security option for improving the anchorage in atrophic maxilla. Gen Dent. 2013 Mar-Apr; 61(2): 28-31.

11. Lee HJ1, Aparecida de Mattias Sartori I, Alcântara PR, et al. Implant stability measurements of two immediate loading protocols for the edentulous mandible: rigid and semi-rigid splinting of the implants. Implant Dent. 2012 Dec; 21(6): 486-90.

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