Variation in Composition of Bone Surrounding Implants
Our studies previously demonstrated that new bone formed around implants can be classified into 3 or 4 types based on tissue structure and composition. Results of the present study, using polarized light microscopy, and microscopic Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic imaging (micro-FT-IR) and micro-XRD to examine different areas in the peri-implant new bone, suggest differences in crystallinity (crystal size) between pre-existing bone and peri-implant new bone.
Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo
T. Suwa et al., "Variation in Composition of Bone Surrounding Implants", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 309-311, pp. 19-22, 2006