Guidelines for clinical management of laser-etched (Laser-Lok) abutments in two different clinical scenarios: A preclinical laboratory soft tissue assessment study

Rodrigo Neiva, Nick Tovar, Ryo Jimbo, Luiz F. Gil, Paula Goldberg, Joao P.M. Barbosa, Thomas Lilin, Paulo G. Coelho

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Abstract

One-stage implants were placed in the mandibles of eight beagle dogs with laser-etched (LL) and machined abutments. After 4 weeks, half of the LL abutments were disconnected and reconnected after 10 minutes of saline storage, and the other half were replaced with a new LL abutment (impression simulation) with or without sulcus de-epithelialization. After abutment change, systems remained in vivo for 3 weeks. Results showed that LL abutments can be reconnected and that sulcus scoring prior to LL placement of onestage implants receiving machined abutments may be beneficial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-345
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Periodontics

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