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VOLUME 21 , ISSUE 11 ( November, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Determination of Immediate-loaded Single Implants’ Stability with Periotest

Kyatsandra N Jagadeesh, Sudhanshu Kumar, Anuj Singh Parihar, Randhir Kumar

Citation Information : Jagadeesh KN, Kumar S, Parihar AS, Kumar R. Determination of Immediate-loaded Single Implants’ Stability with Periotest. J Contemp Dent Pract 2020; 21 (11):1245-1248.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2900

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: The aim of this study was to determine the stability of immediate-loaded single implants with periotest. Materials and methods: In this in vivo study, dental implants with a length ranging from 10 to 13 mm and diameter of 3.0–4.2 mm were utilized. Stability of dental implant was evaluated using the Periotest® M handheld device before loading, at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year. Results: Implants 11.5 mm in length had the highest mean periotest value (0) after placement, whereas 10 mm-long implant had a value of −0.31 and 13 mm had a value of −0.48. After 1 month, 10 mm had a value of 1.23, 11.5 mm had a value of −0.32, and 13.0 mm had a value of −0.24. After 6 months, 10 mm had a value of 1.78, 11.5 mm had a value of −0.4, and 13.0 mm had a value of −0.41. After 1 year, 10 mm had a value of −0.54, 11.5 mm had a value of −0.51, and 13.0 mm had a value of −0.48. There was an unconstructive relationship between implant length and the average periotest score. There was also an unconstructive association between the implant diameter and the mean periotest value. Conclusion: The implant with long and greatest diameter had higher stability. Periotest can be used to determine dental implant stability. Clinical significance: Periotest is useful in determining dental implant stability. Large-scale studies may be helpful in obtaining useful results.

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