Historically, strictly complying with a defined level of surface roughness has been the only way of inserting implants without any complications. That is why, to achieve this level of quality, it is immensely important to check the results using precise surface measurement systems after what can sometimes be a time-consuming surface treatment process. Form deviations or roughness outside of defined tolerances can be extremely unpleasant in the sensitive inner mouth area, where dental implants come into contact with both the gums and microorganisms. In certain cases, some surfaces need to be given special treatment if the desired properties are to be achieved. “Organic coatings” increase the implants’ durability. Polytec’s range of precise surface metrology products helps you to detect deviations and thereby achieve the desired surface condition.
Joint implants indeed are sensitive measuring examples. The only way that the body can accept the implants and not simply reject them is if they have perfect surface properties. If artificial joints have too rough a surface, the probability of undesirable microorganisms forming increases. In contrast, shortcomings in the polishing process can have a negative impact on the implants’ service life. Using TopMap surface measurement systems from Polytec is the ideal way of ensuring that you find that perfect “middle ground” every time.