ITI Foundation grant to Biomat

In collaboration with University of Liège, the department has received a grant from ITI Foundation to investigate peri-implant soft tissue integration in humans

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Peri-Implant Soft Tissue Integration in Humans: Influence of Material 

The use of dental implants is becoming more and more common, and complications with bacterial growth and resulting bone loss around these implants are a problem that clinicians face.

The formation of an early and long-lasting effective barrier to protect the peri-implant structures is crucial to avoid this bacterial penetration and thus prolong the survival of the implant. The physicochemical property of the spacer appears to be a critical factor in the integration of soft tissue peri-implant. It has previously been reported that distance surface properties affect the proliferation and colonization of fibroblastic cells and microorganisms, and are considered the most important influencing factors for a stable and healthy transmucosal seal. However, there are limited clinical data comparing peri-implant soft tissue integration of the existing restorative materials used for implant supports

Objectives of the study

This project aims to characterize the mucosal integration of different spacer materials in a human model. Different distances will be used on patients in Belgium and these distance surfaces will be characterized in Oslo. Histology is being done in Switzerland. In connection with this grant proposal, the partners has just published  an article on the preliminary study;

Peri-implant soft tissue integration in humans – influence of materials: A study protocol for a randomised controlled trial and a pilot study results

Collaborating partner

The consortium is led by Professor France Lambert, Department of Periodontology and Oral Surgery   at the University of Liège, Belgium. Other collaboration partners are Professor Arndt Happe, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery, University of Cologne, Germany and Professor Dieter Bosshardt, Robert K. Schenk Laboratory of Oral Histology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland

Consortium: Haugen, France, Bosshardt and Happe


Published Aug. 20, 2020 4:53 PM - Last modified Apr. 23, 2021 2:44 PM