Clinical Assessment of Dental Implant Stability During Follow-Up: What Is Actually Measured, and Perspectives.

Authors:
elisabetta zanetti
elisabetta zanetti
Università degli Studi di Perugia
Assistant Professor
biomechanics, biomaterials
Perugia, Umbria | Italy

Biosensors (Basel) 2018 Jul 13;8(3). Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università di Perugia, 06125, Italy.

The optimization of loading protocols following dental implant insertion requires setting up patient-specific protocols, customized according to the actual implant osseointegration, measured through quantitative, objective methods. Various devices for the assessment of implant stability as an indirect measure of implant osseointegration have been developed. They are analyzed here, introducing the respective physical models, outlining major advantages and critical aspects, and reporting their clinical performance. A careful discussion of underlying hypotheses is finally reported, as is a suggestion for further development of instrumentation and signal analysis.

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