Evaluation and Comparison of Surface Roughness Levels, Surface Wettability, and Surface Configuration of Commercially Pure Titanium SurfaceV. Vijaya Sankar Yadav1, P. Sesha Reddy2, A. Swaroop Kumar Reddy3, Ashish R. Jain4,*, K. Anjaneyulu5
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ashish R. Jain
Research Scholar, Reader
Saveetha Dental College and Hospital
Poonamallee High Road
Chennai 600127, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 19, 2016; Accepted date: December 27, 2016; Published date: December 30, 2016
Citation: Vijaya Sankar Yadav V, Sesha Reddy P, Swaroop Kumar Reddy A, Jain AR (2016) Evaluation and Comparison of Surface Roughness Levels, Surface Wettability, and Surface Configuration of Commercially Pure Titanium Surface. Biol Med (Aligarh) 9:390. doi:10.4172/0974-8369.1000390
Copyright: © 2016 Yadav et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The bonding between the living bone and the surface of the load-bearing implant is believed to be an important factor in the success of implants. A major consideration in designing implants has been to produce surfaces that promote desirable responses by the cells and tissue-contacting implants. The aim was to evaluate different methods of modification of titanium surface and to compare surface roughness levels, surface wettability, and surface configuration of various treated surfaces of commercially pure titanium. Commercially pure titanium (Grade I) sheets of 0.2 mm thick and 10 × 10 mm were used. Total specimens were divided into six groups (Groups A–F) according to the surface modification. And 10 samples were included in each group. Group F showed the highest mean roughness value among the tested samples of all groups (Mean Ra-3.231 μm). Group C showed the lowest contact angle (mean contact angle—59°). Surface roughness measurement with the help of surface profilometer revealed that samples treated with blasting with alumina (50 μ) blasting followed by acid etching with 2% hydrofluoric acid showed the highest mean roughness value.