The Open Dentistry Journal

ISSN: 1874-2106 ― Volume 14, 2020

A Brief Historical Perspective on Dental Implants, Their Surface Coatings and Treatments

Celeste M Abraham*
Texas A and M University Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics, 3302 Gaston Avenue, Room 142, Dallas, Texas, 75246


This review highlights a brief, chronological sequence of the history of dental implants. This historical perspective begins with ancient civilizations and spotlights predominant dentists and their contributions to implant development through time. The physical, chemical and biologic properties of various dental implant surfaces and coatings are discussed, and specific surface treatments include an overview of machined implants, etched implants, and sand-blasted implants. Dental implant coatings such as hydroxyapatite, fluoride, and statin usage are further reviewed.

Keywords: Dental history, implant surface, implants, surface coating.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2014
Volume: 8
Issue: Suppl 1
First Page: 50
Last Page: 55
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-8-50
DOI: 10.2174/1874210601408010050

Article History:

Received Date: 10/1/2014
Revision Received Date: 27/1/2014
Acceptance Date: 12/2/2014
Electronic publication date: 16 /5/2014
Collection year: 2014

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