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Abstract

 

Fractal patterns are frequently found in the Nature, but they are difficult to reproduce in artificial objects such as implantable materials. In this article, a definition of the concept of fractals for osseointegrated surfaces is suggested, based on the search for quasi self-similarity on at least 3 scales of investigation: microscale, nanoscale and atomic/crystal scale. Following this definition, the fractal dimension of some surfaces may be defined (illustrated here with Intra-Lock Ossean surface). However the biological effects of this architecture are still unknown and should be examined carefully in the future.

Fractal patterns applied to implant surface: definitions and perspectives

 

 

J Oral Implantol. 2011 Oct;37(5):506-9. Epub 2011 Jun 13.

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