The aim of this split-mouth study was to evaluate the effectiveness of ultrasonic technique for implant site preparation when compared with the conventional drilling technique. A total of 98 bilateral single implants were placed in 49 patients. For each patient, traditional drilling technique was used at one side (control) and ultrasonic technique was used at the other side (test). Prior to insertion all implants were carefully embedded in liquid plasma rich in growth factors. Clinical and radiographic results were assessed after three years of function. The same implant success rate (95.9%) was recorded for both groups in a three year follow up, with only two implants lost per group. At the last follow-up the mean peri-implant bone loss was 0.42 ± 0.14 mm and 0.33 ± 0.13 mm in the control and test group, respectively. The difference was significant (P<0.001). In conclusion, ultrasonic technique for implant site preparation showed similar clinical performance but better preservation of the peri-implant bone. Together with the known characteristics of safety and reduced bleeding at the surgical site the ultrasonic technique represents a valuable alternative to traditional drilling.
Implant site preparation using ultrasonic technique vs. Conventional drilling: three-year follow-up of a split-mouth study / M. Mozzati, G. Gallesio, R. Pol, A. Cipollina, A. Giacalone, N. Mucciacito, M. Galli, L. Karanxha, A. Greco Lucchina, M. Del Fabbro. - In: JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL REGULATORS & HOMEOSTATIC AGENTS. - ISSN 0393-974X. - 33:6 Suppl. 2(2019), pp. 49-58.
|Titolo:||Implant site preparation using ultrasonic technique vs. Conventional drilling: three-year follow-up of a split-mouth study|
DEL FABBRO, MASSIMO (Ultimo) (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||conventional drilling; dental implants; implant site preparation; piezoelectric surgery; single crown; ultrasonic device|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche|
Settore MED/50 - Scienze Tecniche Mediche Applicate
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|