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International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants

Bruno Sommacal, Miodrag Savic, Andreas Filippi, Sebastian Kühl, Florian M Thieringer
PURPOSE: To compare the suitability of a fused filament fabrication (FFF) consumer 3D printer with a professional digital light processing (DLP) printer for the production of surgical templates for guided oral implant surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight virtual templates were printed with two different 3D printers. These were optically scanned and the incongruences between virtual and printed templates were determined after alignment of the surface scans and the virtual data...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Bruno Tochetto Primo, Leonardo Marcos Mezzari, Luís Carlos da Fontoura Frasca, Raquel Linderman, Elken Gomes Rivaldo
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes of mandibular rehabilitation with fixed prostheses on three implants with immediate versus delayed loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample comprised 21 patients who underwent treatment with immediate loading and 23 who received delayed loading. All had worn their prostheses for at least 18 months. Radiographic evaluation of bone loss was carried out in Adobe Photoshop CS5 by a single calibrated examiner using digitized panoramic radiographs...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Jonas Lorenz, Mike Barbeck, Charles James Kirkpatrick, Robert Sader, Henriette Lerner, Shahram Ghanaati
PURPOSE: In this prospective study, the regenerative potential and pathways of a new injectable bone substitute (IBS) material composed of beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) and hyaluronan were investigated for its application in alveolar bone regeneration within extraction sockets. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The bone substitute material was implanted in 44 extraction sockets after removal of teeth not worth preserving in the maxillary and mandibular arches of 21 patients...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Yeon Jung Kim, Rafael Rafael de Molon, Fausto Rioiti Horiguti, Guilherme Piragine Contador, Marco Antonio Coelho, Vinicius Ibiapina Mascarenhas, Ana Paula de Souza Faloni, Joni Augusto Cirelli, Wilson Roberto Sendyk
PURPOSE: The objective of this investigation was to assess vertical bone augmentation using deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) infused or not with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP-2) in rabbit tibiae. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 18 female rabbits (New Zealand) received two blocks of DBBM in each tibia. The DBBM blocks were randomly assigned into four experimental groups: DBBM (only the bone graft); DBBM associated with absorbable collagen sponge (ACS); DBBM plus rhBMP-2 (1...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Thanyaporn Kangwannaronkul, Keskanya Subbalekha, Philaiporn Vivatbutsiri, Jaijam Suwanwela
PURPOSE: Bio-Oss and demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA) are two commercial bone grafts that have been associated with clinical success for many years. However, there are few in vivo studies regarding their healing mechanism. The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of bone formation using microcomputed tomography (micro-CT) and gene expression in mouse calvaria at 1 and 3 months after bone grafting with deproteinized bovine bone and freeze-dried human bone, and compare them to natural bone healing...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Qiao Zhang, Dai Jing, Yufeng Zhang, Richard J Miron
PURPOSE: Bone grafting materials are frequently utilized in oral surgery and periodontology to fill bone defects and augment lost or missing bone. The purpose of this study was to compare new bone formation in bone defects created in both normal and osteoporotic animals loaded with three types of bone grafts from different origins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-eight female Wistar rats were equally divided into control normal and ovariectomized animals. Bilateral 2...
February 8, 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Paulo Eduardo Herbst, Eduardo Bortolas de Carvalho, Rafael C Salatti, Laiz Valgas, Rodrigo Tiossi
PURPOSE: To study the force used for tightening tapered one-piece prosthetic abutments and their influence on the removal torque value and stress level of the prosthetic abutment after cyclic loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen implants and prosthetic abutments were divided into two groups (n = 7): G1, 20 Ncm; and G2, 32 Ncm (manufacturer recommended). A 20-mm T-shaped horizontal bar was adapted to the abutments. A 12-Hz cyclic loading was applied to the specimens in an electrodynamic testing system with the maximum number of cycles set to 106...
February 8, 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Jing He, Wei Feng, Bao-Hong Zhao, Wei Zhang, Zeng Lin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to confirm the in vivo effect of surface-modified titanium (Ti) implants with zinc (Zn) prepared by a plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) method on the process of osseointegration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five New Zealand white rabbits were used. Implants were divided into three groups due to different surface treatments (the PEO-Zn group, the PEO-calcium phosphorus [Ca/P] group, and the sandblasted [control] group) and were randomly inserted into rabbits' mandibles...
February 8, 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Mario Vinicius Zendron, Matheus Völz Cardoso, Giovana Fuzeto Veronesi, Daniel Romeu Benchimol de Resende, Carla Andreotti Damante, Adriana Campos Passanezi Sant'ana, Sebastião Luis Aguiar Greghi, Mariana Schutzer Ragghianti Zangrando
PURPOSE: This animal study investigated vertical bone formation (VBF) around implants and used histomorphometric analysis to compare different bone-filling materials associated with a massive titanium dome as a tissue barrier. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven dogs were submitted to surgical procedures with extraoral access to the lower edge of the mandible, and four implants were semi-inserted in each animal. Each implant received one treatment: autogenous bone with clot (AB), control clot (C), synthetic graft (Biogran [BG]), or xenograft (Bio-Oss [BO])...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Celin Arce, Nathaniel C Lawson, Perng-Ru Liu, Chee Paul Lin, Daniel A Givan
PURPOSE: Screw-retained zirconia implant crowns with an internal titanium base have favorable mechanical properties compared with single-piece zirconia implant crowns; however, the screw-retained implant crowns require adequate bonding between the zirconia crown and the titanium base. This study measured the retention between a titanium base and a full-contour zirconia implant crown following different surface treatments of their bonded surfaces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Full-contour screw-retained zirconia implant crowns were fabricated to fit a titanium base...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
David Anssari Moin, Bassam Hassan, Daniel Wismeijer
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of a commercially available immediate root analog implant system Replicate (Natural Dental Implants). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five consecutive patients in need of an implant in the premolar region were recruited for this pilot study. Following clinical examination, a cone beam computed tomography scan was made and the dental impressions digitized. On the basis of the superimposition of these datasets, a three-dimensional (3D) envelope was created for the selected tooth...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Renzo Guarnieri, Maurizio Grande, Francesco Zuffetti, Tiziano Testori
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the incidence of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis around dental implants with the same body design and surface but different collar surface (laser-microgrooved vs not laser-microgrooved) after 5 years of loading in private practice patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was carried out on patients at a private dental clinic enrolled in a periodontal maintenance program, who received at least one implant with a laser-microgrooved collar surface and one implant without a laser-microgrooved collar surface...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Laura Lago, Luis da Silva, Isabel Martinez-Silva, Benito Rilo
PURPOSE: The aim of this randomized clinical trial with a 5-year follow-up was to assess the differences in radiographic levels of peri-implant bone crest between tissue-level implants restored with platform matching (control group) and bone-level implants restored with platform switching (test group) in the posterior region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To assess marginal bone level changes, periapical radiographs were taken at the moment of prosthesis delivery (baseline), at 1 year, and at 5 years after the definitive restoration...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Francesco Amato, Giorgio Polara, Giorgio Alfredo Spedicato
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the buccopalatal volumetric tissue change that occurs following flapless single-tooth immediate extraction placement in the esthetic area and to analyze the role of four different variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients in need of a single-tooth replacement in the anterior maxillary or mandibular area (premolar to premolar) were recruited for the study. Patients were treated using four different therapeutic modalities: group 1 (healing abutment), group 2 (healing abutment + bone graft), group 3 (provisional restoration), and group 4 (provisional + bone graft)...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Joseph A Toljanic, Karl Ekstrand, Russell A Baer, Andreas Thor
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively compare long-term outcomes for immediately loaded tilted and axial implants placed in the posterior region of the edentulous maxillary arch. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data obtained from a 5-year prospective study designed to assess clinical outcomes following immediate loading of implants with screw-retained fixed restorations in the edentulous maxillary arch were retrospectively reviewed. Where insufficient alveolar bone was available for axial placement of the posterior-most implant on each side of the arch, tilted placement was employed...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Rampalli Viswa Chandra, Neeraja Suvvari, Aileni Amarender Reddy
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to clinically and radiographically compare the trephine core procedure and the bone-added osteotome sinus floor elevation technique in the augmentation of the sinus floor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single site in each subject requiring sinus augmentation where the residual bone height was ~4 mm was randomly allocated to either the trephine core procedure or the bone-added osteotome sinus floor elevation technique. Measures of bone fill and bone height were also acquired through scans from cone beam computed tomography obtained before the sinus augmentation procedure (baseline) and before implant placement at approximately 6 months postoperatively...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Pedro C Aravena, Camila P Oyarzún, María F Arias, Héctor Monardes, Alejandro Jerez, Bruna Benso
PURPOSE: The use of antibiotic prophylaxis in dental implant surgery is a routine dental practice to prevent implant failure. Current systematic reviews have yet to confirm the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment at reducing postoperative infection rates in implant procedures. The aim of this study was to quantify amoxicillin plasma levels at the peripheral venous blood and at the surgical implant site in patients undergoing dental treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Mauro Cruz, Gustavo Cruz, Fernando Cruz, Rafael Morales-Vadillo, Silvia Cruz-Pierce
PURPOSE: To present a technique to rehabilitate atrophied alveolar ridges in the posterior maxilla and mandible using bone lateral to the maxillary sinus and to the inferior alveolar nerve and to present a retrospective study of the technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Severe resorption of the posterior region of the maxilla and mandible was treated following a conservative approach. Patients who presented this bone crest condition that impeded the placement of implants and had an anatomy that allowed the inferior alveolar nerve or the maxillary sinus to be approached laterally were treated...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Alessandro Cucchi, Federica Molè, Lucia Rinaldi, Claudio Marchetti, Giuseppe Corinaldesi
PURPOSE: The primary prevention of peri-implantitis onset is a key factor in long-term implant success, and the evaluation of the antibacterial efficacy of different implant surfaces is fundamental in this way. The aim of this study was to assess if implants with collars coated with anatase were less subjected to bacterial colonization than implants with noncoated collars, and to investigate how implant bacterial colonization varies over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients in need of implant-supported rehabilitation were selected to have two adjacent implants placed, one with an anatase-coated collar and one with the collar uncoated...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Zeev Ormianer, Jonathan Block, Shlomo Matalon, Jerry Kohen
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to assess whether long-term implant survival rates and bone loss in patients with moderately controlled type 2 diabetes is similar to the rates reported in the nondiabetic population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective observational study utilized patient medical records from a general practitioner's dental office. The records of patients who had moderately controlled type 2 diabetes with hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) up to 8% and glucose level below 150 mg/dL were reviewed, as patients with HbA1c up to 7% are considered to be well-controlled type 2 diabetes...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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