Silicon nitride material has been demonstrated in invitro experiments and animal studies to be effective against a wide variety of bacteria4, 5 including P. Gingivalis6, the bacteria implicated in gingivitis.
Silicon nitride material has the ability to turn on bone-forming cells (osteoblasts) and suppress bone resorbing cells. A change to manufacturing of the material resulted in a near-200% increase in bone formation by cells exposed to silicon nitride8. This finding could have implications and may speed up bone healing, bone fusion, and implant integration into the skeleton9. Several other studies have demonstrated enhanced bone formation in invitro and in animal models10-15.
In addition, SINTX has published extensive research regarding osseointegration of silicon nitride5, and superior bone healing17. Taken together, favorable results support the application and use of Si3N4 as a dental implant material.