Effect of diamond-like carbon coating on implant drill wear during implant site preparation
Aborass, Marwa A. EL-Mehde
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Dental implants are artificial fixtures that are surgically inserted into the jaws to replace missing teeth. The success of dental implant treatment is dependent on achieving successful osseointegration (Branemark et al. 2001). Drills used for implant site preparation are made of different materials such as stainless steel (SS), zirconia and ceramic. Most of them do not have sufficient cutting efficiency and wear resistance (Oliveira et al. 2012). Recently diamond-like carbon coating (DLC) has been added as a drill coating to increase the cutting efficiency, increase wear resistance and drill hardness (Batista Mends et al. 2014).