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Preliminary fabrication and characterization of electron beam melted Ti-6Al-4V customized dental implant

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  • Ravikumar Ramakrishnaiah
  • Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Kheraif
  • Ashfaq Mohammad
  • Darshan Devang Divakar
  • Sunil Babu Kotha
  • Sree Lalita Celur
  • Mohamed I. Hashem
  • Pekka K. Vallittu
  • Ihtesham Ur Rehman
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/05/2017
Issue number4
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)787-796
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date7/05/16
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The current study was aimed to fabricate customized root form dental implant using additive manufacturing technique for the replacement of missing teeth. The root form dental implant was designed using Geomagic™ and Magics™, the designed implant was directly manufactured by layering technique using ARCAM A2™ electron beam melting system by employing medical grade Ti–6Al–4V alloy powder. Furthermore, the fabricated implant was characterized in terms of certain clinically important parameters such as surface microstructure, surface topography, chemical purity and internal porosity. Results confirmed that, fabrication of customized dental implants using additive rapid manufacturing technology offers an attractive method to produce extremely pure form of customized titanium dental implants, the rough and porous surface texture obtained is expected to provide better initial implant stabilization and superior osseointegration.