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New discovery helps strengthen bonding of titanium implants to bone

from Dental Tribune International

Scientists at the University of the West of England in Bristol have discovered a new way to improve the bond between titanium implants and bone. They found that a bioactive lipid called lysophosphatidic acid interacts with vitamin D to enhance bone-forming cell function. Based on this finding, the researchers have developed an LPA coating for titanium implants to help strengthen the bonding properties of implants to bone. more


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