Implant-abutment leaking of replace conical connection nobel biocare® implant system. An in vitro study of the microbiological penetration from external environment to implant-abutment space

E. El Haddad, A. B. Giannì, G. E. Mancini, F. Cura, Francesco Carinci

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Abstract

Purpose. The aim of our study is to value the microbial contamination in the implant-abutment connections (IAC) of a Nobel Replace Conical Connection implant system [Nobel Biocare®, Vimercate (MB), Italy]. Materials and methods. To identify the capability of the implant to protect the internal space from the external environment, the passage of genetically modified bacteria across IAC was evaluated. Four Nobel Replace Conical Connection implants (Nobel Biocare®, Vimercate (MB), Italy) were immerged in a bacterial culture for twenty-four hours and then bacteria amount was measured inside and outside IAC with Real-time PCR. Bacterial quantification was performed by Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction using the absolute quantification with the standard curve method. Results. In all tested implants, bacteria were found in the inner side, with a median percentage of 10.9%. The analysis revealed that in both cases (internally and externally), bacteria grew for the first 48 hours but subsequently they started to dye, probably as a consequence of nutrient consumption. Moreover, the difference between outer and inner bacteria concentration was statistically significant at each time point. Conclusions. Implant’s internal contamination shows that IAC is not sealing. The reported results are similar to those of previous studies carried out on different implant systems. Until now, no IAC has been proven to seal the gap between implant and abutment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-82
Number of pages7
JournalORAL and Implantology
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Bone resorption
  • Implant-abutment connection
  • Microbiological leakage
  • Perimplantitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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