Bone-to-implant contact (BIC) and bone volume (BV) percentages are the main biological parameters that indicate successful osseointegration.
The objective of this in vivo study was to compare BIC and BV values of a new implant, designed to be inserted without bone preparation,
using 2 different preparation protocols:
no site preparation and prior limited cortical perforation, versus the values of a control implant using a conventional drilling protocol.
In the last decade, the world has been going through rapid digitalization upgrading.
Most of the exciting conventional technologies no longer exist and were replaced by smart digital systems, which led them to another level of work-flow, abilities, and final results.
Those systems allow the users to have more available and accessible updated information, that will provide the most efficient workflow, accurate and easy planning, and predictable outcomes.
In order to examine the existence of a micro gap in dental implants; a special experimental test field was developed.
For each type of implant system tested; five inspection pieces were manufactured. Each inspection piece simulates an implant-supported
molar crown in the upper jaw. During the load, in a two-dimensional chewing simulator, a constant and diverging X-ray device radiated the inspection pieces.
By transforming of the x-ray into visible light; x-ray videos were recorded, using a high-speed digital camera.
The results will give information on the development and a conclusion of a micro gap at the implant-abutment interface.