Resonance Frequency Analysis of Dental Implant Stability During the Healing Period (A Clinical Study)

Aim: The aim of this clinical study was to measure the implant stability quotient using a method called resonance frequency analysis of dental implants during the healing period.
Material and methods: A number of 27 patients received 50 internal hexagon implants (Biohorizons) either in the maxillary or in the mandibular arch. Implant stability was measured with an Osstell Mentor device (Osstel, AB, Sweden) using the resonance frequency analysis at the time of implant placement, 15, 30, 60 and 90 days post insertion.
Results: The mean implant stability quotient for all implants placed was 67.06. The lowest value of the implant stability quotient was at 30 days post insertion measuring 62.
Conclusions: In relation to the gender the implants placed in female patients showed a higher mean value of the implant stability quotient. In relation to the location within the dental arch the implants placed in the anterior areas had a higher implant stability quotient than the ones places in the posterior areas of the arch.

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