Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 4 (1989), No. 1 1. Mar. 1989
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 4 (1989), No. 1 (01.03.1989)
A Study of In Vitro Attachment of Streptococcus sanguis and Actinomyces viscosus to Saliva-Treated Titanium
Wolinsky, L. E. / Camargo, Paulo M. / Erard, J. C. / Newman, M. G.
This study examined the initial attachment of Streptococcus sanguis G9-B and Actinomyces viscosus T14V to saliva-treated powdered enamel and titanium surfaces. Using an in vitro adherence model, significantly lower numbers of Actinomyces viscosus T14V bound to the saliva-treated titanium surface when compared to that of the similarly treated enamel. The binding of Streptococcus sanguis G9-B to titanium or enamel did not vary significantly. A comparison of the percentage of cells bound to the titanium surface revealed that S sanguis cells attached in significantly higher numbers when compared to the A viscosus cells.
Keywords: Actinomyces, adherence, Streptococcus, titanium