Histological and histomorphometric analysis of strontium chloride coated commercially pure titanium implant compare with hydroxyapatite coating


Background: In recent years, the immediate loading of dental implants has become more accepted as a standardprotocol for the treatment of the edentulous area. Success in implant dentistry depends on several parameters thatmay improve phenomenon of osseointegration and new bone formation in close contact with the implant. The aimof study was to evaluate the effect of strontium chloride coating of screw shape commercially pure titanium dentalimplant osseointegration at bone - implant interface by histomorphometric analysis and compare withhydroxyapatite coating at 2 time periods (2 weeks and 6 weeks).Materials and methods: Electrophoretic Deposition Technique (EPD) was used to obtain a uniform coating layer oncommercially pure titanium screws. The tibia of 4 white New Zealand rabbits was chosen as implantation sites. Eachtibia of rabbit received two screws, one strontium chloride coated and one hydroxyapatite coated and a total 30histological sections were obtained for each coating material in each period of time. Histomorphometric analysiswas performed to measure new bone formed ratio between implant and original bone, after 2 and 6 weeks healingperiods.Results: There was increased in new bone formation ratio for the strontium chloride coated implants thanhydroxyapatite coated implants and over the two periods of time. There was an increase in the new bone formationratio at bone-implant interface with time.Conclusion: Coating commercially pure titanium implant with strontium chloride was more efficient in increasingosseointegration at bone implant interface than hydroxyapatite , which was demonstrated by higher new boneformation and maturation at the two periods of time 2 weeks and 6 weeks after implantation