Our SLA® surface was commercially launched in 1998 and is one of the most documented rough surfaces in implantology. The SLA® surface is produced using a large-grit sandblasting technique that generates a macro-roughness on the titanium surface. This is followed by acid-etching that superposes a micro-roughness. The resulting topography offers an ideal structure for cell attachment.
Straumann SLA surface is one of the most documented surfaces in dental implantology.
In these long-term studies, survival rates reached between 95% to 99%12,14,15 and even in patients with moderate or severe periodontal diseases an implant survival rate of 97% was reported.9 SLA surface shows low prevalence of peri-implantitis.14
1 Fischer K. 10-year outcome of SLA implants in the edentulous maxilla. ITI World Symposium, Geneva, Switzerland, 15-17 Apr 2010.