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Re-osseointegration following reconstructive surgical therapy of experimental peri-implantitis. A pre-clinical in vivo study

Journal article
Authors Ahmed Almohandes
Olivier Carcuac
Ingemar Abrahamsson
Henrik Lund
Tord Berglundh
Published in Clinical Oral Implants Research
Volume 30
Issue 5
Pages 447-456
ISSN 0905-7161
Publication year 2019
Published at Institute of Odontology
Pages 447-456
Language en
Keywords bone level, bone regeneration, bone substitute material, histology, implant surface, radiograph, osseous defects, spontaneous progression, surface characteristics, membrane, lesions
Subject categories Surgical research


Objective To evaluate the effect of bone substitute materials on hard and soft tissue healing in reconstructive surgical therapy of experimental peri-implantitis at implants with different surface characteristics. Material and methods Six female, Labrador dogs were used. 3 months after tooth extraction, four implants with two different surface characteristics (A and B) were installed on each side of the mandible. Experimental peri-implantitis was induced 3 months later. During surgical treatment of peri-implantitis, the implants were cleaned with curettes and cotton pellets soaked in saline. The implant sites were allocated to one of four treatment categories; (a) Group C; no augmentation, (b) Group T1; bone defect filled with deproteinized bovine bone mineral (c) Group T2; bone defect filled with a biphasic bone graft material, (d) Group T3; bone defect filled as T1 and covered with a collagen membrane. Clinical and radiological examinations were performed, and biopsies were obtained and prepared for histological analysis 6 months after peri-implantitis surgery. Results Implant B (smooth surface) sites showed significantly (a) larger radiographic bone level gain, (b) enhanced resolution of peri-implantitis lesions, and (c) larger frequency of re-osseointegration than implant A (moderately rough surface) sites. Implant B sites also showed superior preservation of the mucosal margin. Differences between bone substitute materials and control procedures were overall small with limited advantages for T1 and T2 sites. Conclusion Healing following reconstructive surgical treatment of experimental peri-implantitis was superior around implants with a smooth surface than implants with a moderately rough surface. Benefits of using bone substitute materials during surgical therapy were overall small.

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