Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Bathiya, Dr Arihant


Comparative evaluation of effectiveness of progressive occlusal equilibration using conventional and computerized analysis on crestal bone loss around single implant in posterior region

Dr Arihant Bathiya; Dr. Sweta Kale Pisulkar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 2073-2084

Abstract: Background: Dental implantology has emerged as treatment of choice for missing
tooth replacement. Implant occlusion is a dominant factor which affects implant success.
Various practices are there for occlusal consideration and its adjustment like articulating
paper and T scan for regularly employed in clinics. Very less literature is available
on effectiveness of better method for occlusal correction. Objectives: To assess and analyze
efficacy of occlusal equilibration using computerized analysis at various time intervals to
evaluate the crestal bone loss around single posterior implants. Methods: This study will be
performed on 50 partially edentulous patients with single posterior missing tooth will be
selected. Implant with two-stage protocol will be placed. Primary stability at first stage surgery
and secondary stability at second stage surgery will be evaluated. Immediately after
loading of implant CBCT will be taken to evaluate base line crestal bone level, with cement
retained PFM crown. In study group T scan is used as intervention. CBCT will be taken
after 12 months of placement of implant prosthesis to evaluate crestal bone level for all patients.
Results: Statistical significance of the mean differences between the measurements
in the interval of 12 months will be tested with Student’s paired t-test, Chi square test, and
unpaired t test. Conclusion: Periodic equilibration using T scan will be an effective protocol
to control the further crestal bone loss. There by this procedure will also be addressing
the complication in occlusal consideration in implantology, eventually result in implant
success.