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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 461-465

Evaluation of the value of bone training (progressive bone loading) by using the Periotest: A clinical study


1 Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, A. B. Shetty Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Implantology, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.142811

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Aim: The aim of this clinical study was to determine if progressive bone loading was effective in improving bone density and rigidity of implants. Materials and Methods: 11 implants were placed with conventional loading and 14 implants were placed with progressive loading. The Periotest instrument was used to assess implant mobility. Mean difference of values were recorded in both qualities of bone. Results: Conventional loading in poor quality bone showed a significant decrease in rigidity of the bone as compared to conventional loading in good quality of bone. Progressive loading in both poor and good quality bone showed a significant increase in bone rigidity. Conclusion: Implants should not be loaded conventionally in poor quality bone but should be progressively loaded to prevent decrease in density and rigidity around implants.


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