Predictable treatment of peri-implantitis

After that, an autogenous bone graft was transplanted and covered with an absorbable membrane, and the site was closed in the conventional way. Figure 3 shows the X-ray taken after 2 years and the X-ray taken after 3 years. All the X-rays show a formation considered to be bone re-growth. Figure 4 shows CT scan image(bucco-lingual cross section) made 4 years after treatment. the area around the implant has stabilized.

4. These are a CT scan and volume rendered image made 4 years after treatment. Compared to the photo taken when the flap was opened for treatment, the periimplantitis has been cured and the area around the implant.


The micro-explosions produced by an Er:YAG laser can effectively remove the contaminated titanium oxide layer from an implant failing due to periimplantitis. When accompanied by water spray, irradiation with the Er:YAG laser limits heating of the implant to a few degrees not enough to damage surrounding bone tissue and inhibit osseointegration. These results strongly suggest that the difficulties of treating peri-implantitis can be overcome with Er:YAG laser irradiation.


Atsuhiko Yamamoto

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Predictable treatment of peri-implantitis - Ultima modifica: 2013-02-27T15:37:12+00:00 da Redazione


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