A variety of surgical treatments have have been suggested for the management of peri-implantitis. One such method is implantoplasty, which involves modifying the implant’s surface using
rotary instruments. The idea behind this approach is to render the affected implant surface less plaque-retentive and facilitate implant surface cleaning. Though some studies have demonstrated excellent results with implantoplasty1, concerns have remained that the procedure might compromise the implant’s strength. A recent study 2, however, seems to mitigate some of those worries. In the study, 10 implants were polished with high-speed burs (implantoplasty), while 10 aother implants were used as controls. The final implant dimensions were then recorded.
Implantoplasty, although technically demanding and time-consuming, does not seem to significantly alter fracture resistance of standard diameter external connection implants. A smooth surface with Sa values below 0.1 Î¼m can be obtained through the use of silicon polishers. A larger sample is required to confirm that implantoplasty does not significantly affect the maximum resistance force of standard diameter external connection implants…. 2Read More
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(Editor’s note: You maybe interested in watching this video Implantoplasty to Treat Peri-implantitis to see implantoplasty in action.)1.Claffey N, Clarke E, Polyzois I, Renvert S. Surgical treatment of peri-implantitis. Journal of Clin Perio 35, 316“332. 2.[Effect of implantoplasty on fracture resistance and surface roughness of standard diameter dental implants.](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28736922) Clin Oral Implants Res. Jan2018, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p46-54. 9p.. Costa-Berenguer X, Garca-Garca M, et al.
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