FacebookTwitterDiggGoogle BookmarksRedditLinkedinRSS FeedPinterest
Pin It

Bone-Implant Contact

The time from implant placement to loading is an important factor in treatment; reducing treatment time is a goal of patients and clinicians alike. A study by Trisi, et aloriginally published in the Journal of Periodontology, compared machined implant surfaces with dual acid-etched implant surfaces in terms of bone-implant contact, bone volume, and expected bone contact. Implants placed in the posterior maxilla were allowed to integrate for 2 months, then they were removed and stained for histologic and histomorphometfic analysis. The study found that the bone-implant contact for the dual acid-etched surfaces was 47.81%, which was an increase of 39.14% compared to the expected bone contact. In comparison, the bone-implant contact for the machined implant surfaces was 19%, which was a decline of 44.7% and indicated a loss of bone contact. The dual acid-etched surfaces had higher cone-implant contact values then the machined surfaces in all but one case. The study concluded that the use of the dual acid-etched surface implant was associated with a high degree of clinical success.


(Source: Dental Abstracts, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2004)



Dentistry Today is The Nations Leading Clinical News Magazine for Dentists. Here you can get the latest dental news from the whole world quickly.

 

Sponsor Logos