Cases in dental implants

FIRST LOOK of photofunctionalization

(Detailed case presentations will be uploaded soon.)


It converts your implants to “like you’ve never seen before”.


A photofunctionalized dental implant and blood immediately spiraling up the implant surface.Courtesy of Dr Akiyoshi Funato




Implants as well as a Ti mesh being conditioned in the photo-device for better tissue compatibility.  Courtesy of Dr Satoshi Kohzu







A typical hemodynamics seen around photofunctionalized dental implants.  Courtesy of Dr Tsutomu Tanno






A photofunctionalized implant absorbing blood even under the condition with limited amount of hemorrhage at the GBR site.  Courtesy of Dr Ryohei Tonotsuka


Photofunctionalized implants rapidly soaking up blood along their macro- and micro-threads. Courtesy of Dr Seiichiro Kinjo.


Toward the expanded indications, accelerated and more predictable treatment, less invasive approach, stable periimplant tissue integrity and esthetics, and the exploration of new paradigms in dental implant and tissue regeneration therapy.

10 mm photofunctionalized implants are in function. They were placed in a vertical GBR site using a photofunctionalized Ti mesh. Courtesy of Dr Akiyoshi Funato






A titanium abutment being conditioned in the photo-device for better tissue compatibility.  Courtesy of Dr Satoshi Kohzu


Healing abutments being conditioned in the photo-device for better tissue healing and adaptation.  Courtesy of Dr Satoshi Kohzu

Successful regeneration of severely resorbed periodontal bone using photofunctionalized Ti mesh.  Courtesy of Dr Hitoshi Murabe.







An elaborate idea of how to stabilize a piece of Ti mesh in the photo-device.  Courtesy of Dr Kunihiko Teranishi


Soft tissue with healthy and stable appearance formed at a photofunctionalized custom abutment interface. Courtesy of Dr Kunihiko Teranishi

Placement of photofunctionalized implants with simultaneous GBR with photofunctionalized Ti mesh. Courtesy of Dr Hajime Kitajima.

A photofunctionalized implant was placed in an incompletely healed extraction socket presumably due to the cementum remnant. The lack of primary stability (ISQ value was not able to measure due to the extremely loose implant stability) with no native bone support resulted in successful osseointegration. Courtesy of Dr Hajime Kitajima.


A typical implant stability (ISQ value) increase for photofunctionalized implants. A photofunctionalized implant placed in the posterior maxilla with simultaneous sinus lift showing 25 point increase in 3 months, which was considerably higher rate of increase than the commonly understood ISQ change in as-received implants.  Courtesy of Dr Seiichiro Kinjo.


A conversion of hydrophobic to hydrophilic surface of photofunctionalized custom abutments. A funnel-shape water depression on the left no longer appears around the photofunctionalized abutment. Courtesy of Dr Tsutomu Tanno







Photofunctionalization applied to the All-on-4 immediate loading concept. Courtesy of Dr Senichi Suzuki.


Photofunctionalized implants placed in a GBR site resulted in fully functional and esthetic restoration. The GBR procedure for drastic horizontal and vertical augmentation was assisted by photofunctionalized Ti mesh. Courtesy of Dr Tomohiro Ishikawa

Machined surfaced implants revived. Photofunctionalized machined implants placed along with photofunctionalized immediate provisional implants (IPI). No marginal bone loss occurred around photofunctionalized IPIs during 3 months of waiting before the machined implants were loaded. Courtesy of Dr Junichi Kudo


The value of machined surfaced implants has been reconsidered with the advent of photofunctionalization technology. Note the machined surface is hydrophilic after photofunctionalization. According to the literature, photofunctionalization increases the strength of osseointegration by 80% compared to as-received machined implants. Courtesy of Dr Junichi Kudo.

FIRST LOOK of photofunctionalization will continue to be uploaded……

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