The Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) on Osteoblast-Like Cells Cultured on Titanium and Titanium-Zirconium Surfaces

Atalay B., Aybar B., Erguven M., Emes Y., Bultan O., AKÇA K., ...More

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.24, no.6, pp.2127-2134, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e31829a7ebc
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2127-2134
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Commercially pure Ti, together with Ti Ni, Ti-6Al-4V, and Ti-6Al-7Nb alloys, are among the materials currently being used for this purpose. Titanium-zirconium (TiZr) has been developed that allows SLActive surface modification and that has comparable or better mechanical strength and improved biocompatibility compared with existing Ti alloys. Furthermore, approaches have targeted making the implant surface more hydrophilic, as with the Straumann SLActive surface, a modification of the SLA surface.