Objective: Crestal bone loss along implant surface jeopardizes its longevity and success of treatment. The bone must remain healthy after dental implant is placed for the dental implant to last. The study was done to assess crestal bone loss adjoining the implants before prosthetic loading of dental implant systems. Materials and Methods: About 10 two-stage implants of life care implant system and 10 two-stage implants of Noble biocare implant system were placed in patients in fourth quadrant. Digital orthopantomograph (OPG) was taken on day of implant placement. After 6 months, at time of second stage surgery, the implant stability was evaluated by the periotest instrument. The crestal bone loss was evaluated on digital OPG. Same procedure for each system was carried out. Results: About 6 months after the implant placement, radiographic evaluation on digital OPG showed a mean crestal bone loss of 1.694 mm on the mesial side of implant and 1.892 mm on distal side of implant for Noble biocare system and radiographic evaluation on digital OPG showed a mean crestal bone loss of 0.863 mm on the mesial side of implant and 0.792 mm on distal side of implant for life care system.
Key Words: Collar design, crestal bone loss, implant, stability.
Corresponding author: Dr. Paulami Bagchi, Associate Professor, Dept of Prosthodontics, D Y Patil Dental School Lohegaon Pune, India
This article may be cited as: Bagchi P. Evaluation of Crestal Bone Loss adjoining the Implants prior to Prosthetic Loading of Dental Implant Systems. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2017;5(12):11-14.