At present, titanium-based biomaterials for the production of prosthetic devices have achieved a satisfactory quality level; current research aims at improving their surgical dependability and biomechanical performances. In this contest, a crucial aspect is represented by the osseointegration process, which implies the secure association of endosseous devices with the surrounding biological tissue. Osseointegration is largely controlled by surface characteristics with regard to both chemical composition and morphological properties. Therefore, the design of
such devices might be guided by the characterization of surface morphology produced by mechanical and chemical treatments.
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