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The accuracy of single implant scans with a healing abutment-scanpeg system compared with the scans of a scanbody and conventional impressions: an in vitro study.

J Dent 2021 May 4:103684. Epub 2021 May 4.

Head of the Section of Digital Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry, Department of Reconstructive Dentistry and Gerodontology, University of Bern, Freiburgstrasse 7, 3007 Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Purpose: To compare the accuracy of polyvinylsiloxane (PVS) impressions and intraoral scans when a healing abutment-scanpeg system (HASP) or a conventional scanbody (CSB) was used on a single implant.

Materials And Methods: A maxillary model with an implant (4.0 × 11 mm) (Neoss) and a CSB or an HASP (Neoss) was scanned by using a laboratory scanner (Ceramill Map 600; Amann Girrbach) (reference scans) and an intraoral scanner (Trios 3) (n = 10). Read More

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Digital workflow for CAD-CAM custom abutments of immediate implants based on natural emergence profile of the tooth to be extracted.

J Oral Implantol 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

University of Malta Associate Professort Dental Surgery Mater dei Hospital, MSD, Block 1, Level 2 MALTA Msida Msida 2090 551132662049 +35699729634 School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo.

The aim of this report is to present a digital workflow technique to design a customized abutment for provisionalization of an immediate-placed implant based on the natural emergence profile of the tooth to be extracted. The workflow involves the combination of intraoral and CBCT scans, from which three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions of soft tissue and alveolar bone, as well as of the tooth to be extracted are obtained and exported as STL files. The files are imported to a computer-aided design (CAD) software, in which a virtual wax-up and custom abutment design are performed considering the natural emergence profile of the patient's tooth prior to extraction. Read More

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Clinical Performance of a Novel Two-Piece Abutment Concept: Results from a Prospective Study with a 1-Year Follow-Up.

J Clin Med 2021 Apr 9;10(8). Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Service de Médecine Dentaire, 4000 Liège, Belgium.

Development of a stable and healthy soft-tissue barrier around dental implants is key to long-term success of implant-supported prostheses. The novel two-piece abutment concept shifts the prosthetic interface to the soft-tissue level to protect bone interface/connective tissue during the healing phase and restorative procedures. This prospective study included 72 patients treated with 106 implants to support a single-tooth or a three-unit bridge restored with two-piece abutments. Read More

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[The effect of low-magnitude high-frequency loading on peri-implant bone healing and implant osseointegration in Beagle dogs].

Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue 2021 Feb;30(1):17-22

School of Stomatology, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. Hangzhou 310053, Zhejiang Province, China.

Purpose: Low-magnitude, high-frequency(LMHF) loading has been confirmed to play an important role in bone healing. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of LMHF loading applied directly to titanium dental implants on peri-implant bone healing and implant.

Methods: The mandibular premolars and molars were extracted from six male Beagle dogs. Read More

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February 2021

Accuracy of implant impression techniques with a scannable healing abutment.

J Prosthet Dent 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Statement Of Problem: Scannable healing abutments are a convenient option to facilitate impression making for implant-supported restorations. However, studies evaluating the accuracy of the impression technique with scannable healing abutments are lacking.

Purpose: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the accuracy of implant impression techniques with scannable healing abutments. Read More

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Bacterial Microleakage at the Implant-Healing Abutment Interface in Two Different Implant Designs: Platform Switching versus Platform Matching.

J Long Term Eff Med Implants 2021 ;31(1):33-42

Dentofacial Deformities Research Center, Research Institute for Dental Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

This in vitro study aims to assess inward bacterial microleakage at the implant-healing abutment (IHA) interface in two different implant designs, namely platform switching (PS) and platform matching (PM). Five samples were collected from each of the PS and PM implant systems. In the first phase, healing abutments were tightened onto the implants by 10 Ncm torque. Read More

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January 2021

Sealing Socket Abutments (SSAs) in Molar Immediate Implants with a Digitalized CAD/CAM Protocol: Soft Tissue Contour Changes and Radiographic Outcomes After 2 Years.

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2021 Mar-Apr;41(2):235-244

Immediate implant placement in molar sites has the potential to improve the patient experience by reducing the number of appointments and the overall treatment time. However, primary closure remains a technical challenge. The present prospective case series evaluated the soft tissue contours and the radiographic bone levels of 17 patients who received immediate implants in molar sites and a digitally customized CAD/CAM sealing socket abutment. Read More

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New Generation of Fixture-Abutment Connection Combining Soft Tissue Design and Vertical Screw-Retained Restoration: 1-Year Clinical, Aesthetics and Radiographic Preliminary Evaluation.

Dent J (Basel) 2021 Mar 24;9(4). Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Department of Dentistry "Fra G.B. Orsenigo-Ospedale San Pietro F.B.F.", 00100 Rome, Italy.

Implant design factors and the abutment connection are correlated with crestal bone stability. The aim of the present study was to evaluate a new type of screw-retained prostheses delivered on tissue-level implants with conical external vertical seal and internal hexagon connection. Implants 4. Read More

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Evaluation of residual contamination on reused healing abutments.

Clin Oral Investig 2021 Mar 25. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Pamukkale University, Camlaraltı Mahallesi, Suleyman Demirel Cd. No:95, 20160, Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey.

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate residual contamination of healing abutments sterilized by dealers of dental implant companies.

Material And Methods: Healing abutments collected from dealers of different implant companies were randomly numbered, and they were examined for visible deformation and contamination on the abutment surface, packaging errors, and presence of a sterilization indicator. The healing abutments were stained with a dye solution for contamination detection and evaluated by dividing into different regions. Read More

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A Workflow to Design and Fabricate a Customized Healing Abutment From a Dynamic Navigation Virtual Treatment Plan.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2021 Feb;42(2):86-92

Private Practice limited to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

A customized healing abutment may be used to create a soft-tissue emergence profile that is more realistic looking compared to when a commercially available stock healing abutment is used. This article describes a workflow for the design and fabrication of a customized healing abutment based on the anticipated final restoration. Utilizing dental CAD/CAM software, a dynamic navigation virtual treatment plan, and 3D printing, this workflow can be accomplished in an all-digital, presurgical fashion. Read More

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February 2021

Laser microgrooved vs. machined healing abutment disconnection/reconnection: a comparative clinical, radiographical and biochemical study with split-mouth design.

Int J Implant Dent 2021 Mar 17;7(1):19. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Sciences, La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Background: Repeated removal and replacement of healing abutments result in frequent injuries to the soft tissues.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of disconnection/reconnection of laser microgrooved vs. machined healing and prosthetic abutments on clinical periodontal parameters, marginal bone levels, and proinflammatory cytokine levels around dental implants. Read More

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Vestibular Socket Therapy: A Novel Approach for Implant Placement in Defective Fresh Extraction Sockets With or Without Active Socket Infection (One-Arm Cohort Study).

Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2021 Jan-Feb;36(1):146-153

Purpose: This study aimed to assess the radiographic, esthetic, and periodontal outcomes after 1 year of implant placement in compromised fresh extraction sockets in the esthetic zone using vestibular socket therapy.

Materials And Methods: Implants were placed in type 2 sockets using vestibular socket therapy, which includes immediate implant placement, vestibular incision, and cortical bone shield stabilization, along with filling the socket gap with particulate bone graft, then sealing the socket orifice with a customized healing abutment in one visit. A 6-day protocol of antimicrobial therapy for treating sockets with active infection was also described. Read More

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February 2021

[Comparison of residual cement between CAD/CAM customized abutments and stock abutments digital measurement ].

Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2020 Dec;53(1):69-75

Department of Periodontology, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & National Engineering Laboratory for Digital and Material Technology of Stomatology & Beijing Key Laboratory of Digital Stomatology, Beijing 100081, China.

Objective: To compare the residual cement between computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing customized abutments (CCA) and stock abutments (SA), and to evaluate the feasibility of digital measurement for residual cement volume by three-dimensional scanning.

Methods: Twenty master models needed in this study were all taken from one 47-year-old patient with arrested periodontitis, who had already had an implant placed at his right upper central incisor site in the Department of Periodonto-logy, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology. After 4 weeks of soft tissue conditioning by means of customized healing abutment, the height of peri-implant soft tissue was measured, from the implant platform to mucosal margin, as 5 mm. Read More

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December 2020

The influence of new immediate tissue level abutment on crestal bone stability of subcrestally placed implants: A 1-year randomized controlled clinical trial.

Clin Implant Dent Relat Res 2021 Apr 2;23(2):259-269. Epub 2021 Feb 2.

Institute of Odontology, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Background: The relation between implant abutment disconnection (AD) and increased crestal bone loss is still debated.

Purpose: To compare bone changes below implant-abutment junction of subcrestally placed implants between: (1) implant level restorations, that underwent four ADs and (2) implants with immediate tissue level abutment with no AD, 1 month (T2) and 1-year (T3) after final restoration delivery.

Materials And Methods: Sixty-four patients received 64 bone level implants with platform-switching and conical connection in edentulous sites of posterior mandible and maxilla. Read More

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Utilizing DICOM data to generate custom computer-aided designing and computer-aided machining polyetheretherketone healing abutments for an ear prosthesis.

J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2020 Oct-Dec;20(4):431-435. Epub 2020 Oct 8.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Soft tissue healing around implants may turn out to be the most decisive factor in the success or failure of the prosthesis. Dimension, configuration, and material of the healing abutments play a pivotal role in achieving optimal soft tissue architecture around implants. Digital imaging with computer-aided designing and computer-aided machining (CAD-CAM) technology, has made it easier to illustrate, design, replicate maxillofacial structures, and generate its supporting elements in a reliable, faster, and more convenient manner. Read More

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October 2020

Aesthetic rehabilitation in a patient with skeletal mandibular deficiency and open bite: journey from splinted metalloceramic prosthesis to all-ceramic crowns.

J Pak Med Assoc 2021 Jan;71(1(A)):159-163

Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.

This case report is of a 31-year-old female who presented with splinted and faulty metalloceramic prosthesis on maxillary anterior teeth, which was responsible for localised periodontal disease and poor aesthetics. At multiple sites the ceramic had chipped off and the prosthesis colour did not match with the adjacent healthy teeth. A multidisciplinary approach of endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics was employed for this case. Read More

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January 2021

Biological Oriented Immediate Loading: A New Mathematical Implant Vertical Insertion Protocol, Five-Year Follow-Up Study.

Materials (Basel) 2021 Jan 14;14(2). Epub 2021 Jan 14.

Department of Clinical Sciences and Stomatology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Tronto 10, 60126 Ancona, Italy.

One of the current major challenges in implant therapy is to minimize marginal bone loss around implants, since it can trigger bacterial colonization of the implant's neck, leading to its failure. The present study aimed (1) to scientifically validate a new mathematical rule based on soft tissues thickness, for choosing the correct implant position with respect to the bone level, in order to provide a better tissue adaptation to the abutment/implant surface to avoid bacterial invasion, and (2) to apply this mathematical rule to the Biological Oriented Immediate Loading (B.O. Read More

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January 2021

Cervical tooth anatomy considerations for prefabricated anatomic healing abutment design: A mathematical formulation.

J Prosthet Dent 2021 Jan 15. Epub 2021 Jan 15.

Private practice, Helvetic Clinics, Revay Dental Clinic, Budapest, Hungary.

Statement Of Problem: A custom emergence profile offers the ideal horizontal dimensions for an anatomic healing abutment. However, developing such an emergence profile can be a time-consuming and complex process.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop a mathematical formula defining horizontal cervical tooth geometry to design prefabricated, tooth-specific, healing abutments. Read More

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January 2021

Novel method to obtain human non-separated histological samples for the assessment of peri-implant soft tissue response: A feasibility study.

Clin Oral Implants Res 2021 Apr 24;32(4):401-409. Epub 2021 Jan 24.

Department of Prosthodontics, Preclinical Education and Material Sciences, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

Objectives: To introduce a standardized and less invasive clinical model that provides histological information on the abutment-mucosa interface in humans.

Materials And Methods: New experimental healing abutments were left in an open healing position on bone-level implants in the interforaminal region of the mandibles in six edentulous patients. The one-piece abutments were hollow cylinder-shaped with two lateral openings that allow for ingrowth of the peri-implant mucosa into the central abutment cavity. Read More

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Immediate implant in the posterior region combined with alveolar ridge preservation and sealing socket abutment: A retrospective 3D radiographic analysis.

Clin Implant Dent Relat Res 2021 Feb 13;23(1):61-72. Epub 2021 Jan 13.

Harvard School, Boston, MA, USA, of Dental Medicine, Private Practice Paris & Marseille, Marseille, France.

Background: Customized sealing socket abutment (SSA) has been claimed to optimize the peri-implant hard and soft tissues in type 1 implant placement. However, the evidence to claim the benefits of this technique over the use a conventional healing abutment remains weak.

Purpose: The aim of this retrospective study was to provide a 3D-radiographic evaluation of hard tissues changes following immediate implant placement in molar sites combined to ARP technique and installation of SSA. Read More

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February 2021

Remnant oral biofilm and microorganisms after autoclaving sterilization of retrieved healing abutments.

J Periodontal Res 2021 Apr 24;56(2):415-422. Epub 2020 Dec 24.

Department of Dental Sciences, University Institute of Health Sciences (IUCS), CESPU, Gandra PRD, 4585-116, Portugal.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sterilization effectiveness against biofilms on retrieved healing abutments used in implant dentistry.

Background: A large number of clinicians reuse healing abutments to decrease treatment costs although it can promote infection due to the presence of remnant biofilm biomass.

Methods: One hundred and eighty-five titanium healing abutments previously used for 3 months in oral cavity were assessed in this study. Read More

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One Abutment One Time: A Multicenter, Prospective, Controlled, Randomized Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 12 17;17(24). Epub 2020 Dec 17.

Porto Dental Institute, 4150-518 Porto, Portugal.

: (PRIMARY) Assess the changes in bone level (6 and 12 months after implant placement) between the test (definitive abutment (DEF)) and control (healing abutment (HEA)) groups. (SECONDARY) Assess the changes in bone level (6 and 12 months after implant placement) between the 1 mm high abutment group and 2 mm abutment group. Evaluate changes in implant stability recorded with analysis of the resonance frequency (RFA) Osstell system, at 6 and 12 months after implant placement, between the control group (HEA) and test (DEF). Read More

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December 2020

Digital immediate tooth restoration: Fabricating acrylic resin interim crowns from CBCT scans for immediate implant-supported prostheses: A case series.

J Prosthet Dent 2020 Dec 16. Epub 2020 Dec 16.

Data Scientist, UnipolSai Assicurazioni, Bologna, Italy.

Statement Of Problem: Adjusting an interim screw-retained crown made of acrylic resin for maintenance of peri-implant soft tissues after immediate implant insertion requires accuracy and time. Assessments of these factors by using digital techniques are sparse.

Purpose: The purpose of this clinical study was to describe a technique to fabricate an acrylic resin interim crown by using the data acquired from a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan. Read More

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December 2020

A multicenter cohort study on the association of the one-abutment one-time concept with marginal bone loss around bone level implants.

Clin Oral Implants Res 2021 Feb 20;32(2):192-202. Epub 2020 Dec 20.

Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Oral Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Objectives: To investigate the association of the one-abutment one-time concept with marginal bone loss (MBL) around bone-level implants in relation to other factors.

Materials And Methods: Records from patients treated by four experienced implant surgeons between January 2016 and July 2019 were scrutinized. Subjects treated with two bone-level implant types with varying machined collar (subgroups: 0. Read More

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February 2021

Fabrication of a CAD-CAM custom healing abutment guided by a conventional dental radiograph for delayed loaded dental implants: A dental technique.

J Prosthet Dent 2020 Nov 13. Epub 2020 Nov 13.

Assistant Professor, Division of Periodontology, Department of Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology and Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.

This article describes a technique for fabricating a custom anatomic healing abutment for delayed loaded implants by using the computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technology from a polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) blank. The dimensions of the custom healing abutment are measured from a conventional dental radiograph and diagnostic casts. The healing abutment is used in the second surgical stage to guide soft tissue healing. Read More

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November 2020

Investigation of different electrochemical cleaning methods on contaminated healing abutments in vitro: an approach for metal surface decontamination.

Int J Implant Dent 2020 Nov 8;6(1):64. Epub 2020 Nov 8.

Department of Oral Implantology and Regenerative Dental Medicine, Division of Oral Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8510, Japan.

Background: To evaluate the effects of electrolysis on cleaning the contaminated healing abutment surface and to detect the optimal condition for cleaning the contaminated healing abutment.

Methods: Ninety healing abutments removed from patients were placed in 1% sodium dodecyl sulfate solution and randomly divided for electrolysis with 7.5% sodium bicarbonate in the following three different apparatuses (N = 30): two stainless steel electrodes (group I), a copper electrode and a carbon electrode (group II), and two carbon electrodes (group III). Read More

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November 2020

Peri-implant soft tissue integration in humans - influence of materials: A study protocol for a randomised controlled trial and a pilot study results.

Contemp Clin Trials Commun 2020 Sep 15;19:100643. Epub 2020 Aug 15.

Dental Biomaterials Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Liège, Belgium.

Background: Recently, there has been a growing interest in mucointegration as the formation of an early and long-standing soft tissue barrier seems essential for both the initial healing and long-term implant survival.

Aim: To develop an experimental method to characterize the mucointegration of different transgingival materials (titanium (Ti), polyetheretherketone (PEEK), polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), zirconia (Zi), polymer infiltrated ceramic network (PICN), cobalt-chrome (Co-Cr), and lithium disilicate (LD)) in a human model.

Methods: The study is designed as a multi-part randomized controlled clinical trial. Read More

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September 2020

Used dental implant healing abutments elicit immune responses: A comparative analysis of detoxification strategies.

Clin Implant Dent Relat Res 2020 Dec 15;22(6):730-738. Epub 2020 Oct 15.

Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Purpose: To determine if healing abutments (HA) can be "decontaminated" using four strategies available in clinical settings and compare the detoxification efficacy by quantifying residual biomaterial and capacity to elicit an inflammatory response in-vitro.

Materials And Methods: Forty HA collected from subjects following intraoral use were randomly distributed into four test groups (A-D): A: autoclave only, B: ultrasonic bath plus autoclave, C: prophy-jet plus autoclave, and D: Scrub sponge plus autoclave. New, sterile HA: group E (Control). Read More

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December 2020

Effective microbiological decontamination of dental healing abutments colonised with Rothia aeria by a diode laser as a helpful step towards successful implantoprosthetic therapy.

Lasers Med Sci 2020 Sep 26. Epub 2020 Sep 26.

The Chair and Department of Oral Surgery, Medical University of Lublin, Chodźki 6, 20-093, Lublin, Poland.

The aim of the study was to find variant of diode laser (λ = 810 nm) irradiation, which ensures elimination of unwanted microorganisms, including Rothia aeria, from dental healing abutments, and consequently accelerates process of wound healing in implantologically treated patients. The scope of the study included identification of the most contaminated areas on healing abutments, identification of microorganisms inhabiting various environments of oral cavities, assessment of effectiveness of various laser decontamination parameters against detected microorganisms (preliminary studies) and assessment of wound healing in patients after applying abutments with low roughness and optimal variant of laser irradiation (clinical studies). Imaging of surfaces of the healing abutments was performed using vertical scanning interferometry, scanning electron microscopy and optical microscopy. Read More

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September 2020

Mammalian cell response and bacterial adhesion on titanium healing abutments: effect of multiple implantation and sterilization cycles.

Clin Oral Investig 2021 May 18;25(5):2633-2644. Epub 2020 Sep 18.

Department of Bioengineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W Campbell Road, Richardson, TX, 75080-3021, USA.

Objective: Multiple implantations of the implant healing abutment (IHA) could adversely impact its surface properties in vivo. Furthermore, the effect of sterilization and reuse of the IHA on soft tissue viability and bacterial contamination has not been extensively studied. The goal of this study was to perform an in vitro analysis of mammalian cell viability and bacterial adhesion on the surfaces of retrieved IHA after single and multiple implantations and repetitive cycles of sterilization. Read More

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