Clinical and Histologic Evaluations of SLA Dental Implants

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2017 Mar/Apr;37(2):175-181. doi: 10.11607/prd.3131.


The goal of this investigation was to evaluate the efficacy of dental implants with a surface that was sandblasted with large grit and acid etched in a human model. Seven patients volunteered to allow the biopsy of a small implant in exchange for complete dental rehabilitation at no cost. All biopsy sites received soft and hard tissue reconstruction, and this report provides observation of successful bone-to-implant contact and successful prosthesis construction for the patient. The patients enthusiastically reported improved quality of life as a result of participation in this study. The surgeons’ confidence in this implant was reflected by the clinical and histologic result of the study.

MeSH terms

  • Acid Etching, Dental / methods
  • Alveolar Process / pathology*
  • Dental Abutments
  • Dental Etching / methods
  • Dental Implant-Abutment Design
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous / methods*
  • Dental Implants*
  • Dental Materials / chemistry
  • Dental Prosthesis Design*
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported
  • Denture, Complete, Lower
  • Denture, Complete, Upper
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Jaw, Edentulous / surgery
  • Male
  • Mandible / pathology
  • Mandible / surgery
  • Maxilla / pathology
  • Maxilla / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Quality of Life
  • Surface Properties


  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Materials