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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry|
|State||Published - 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery