Peri-implant bone microstructural analysis and comparison of resonance frequency analysis before prosthetic placement: a retrospective study

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Öztürk K., Kış H. C.

Clinical Oral Investigations, vol.26, no.7, pp.4967-4975, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00784-022-04464-3
  • Journal Name: Clinical Oral Investigations
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.4967-4975
  • Keywords: Resonance frequency analysis, Fractal analysis, Implant stability quotient, Implant placement, STABILITY QUOTIENT, FRACTAL DIMENSION, TITANIUM IMPLANTS, DENTAL IMPLANTS, SURFACE
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.Objectives: Fractal analysis is a mathematical method used for the calculation of bone trabeculation and lacunarity. This study aims to evaluate the relationship between resonance frequency analysis (RFA) and fractal dimension (FD) of peri-implant bone to determine the preload stability of implants. Materials and methods: In this study, the results of the fractal analysis calculated from the resonance frequency analysis results taken in the 3rd month of the patients who underwent 2-stage implant by the same doctor and the radiographs taken in the same session were evaluated. A hundred implants in 20 patients were applied in this study. The implant stability quotient (ISQ) values of the implants and fractal dimension values of the peri-implant bone were calculated. Results: The findings showed that the ISQ1 (p = 0.008), ISQ2 (p = 0.038), ROI2 (p = 0.013), and ROI3 (p < 0.001) values were statistically significantly higher in men than women. The ISQ1 (p = 0.003), ISQ2 (p = 0.013), ROI1 (p = 0.011), and ROI3 (p < 0.001) of the mandible were statistically higher than the maxilla. The fractal dimension cut-off value to assess prosthetic loading was found 1.198. Conclusion: Fractal analysis is a non-invasive method that can be used in conjunction with clinical examination in the prosthetic loading decision of implants. It is a valuable parameter that can be used without the need for an extra device when it is necessary to reduce the clinical study time. Clinical relevance: Calculating the fractal dimension of the peri-implant bone is a practical, economical, and applicable method for clinicians. FD calculated from panoramic radiographs used for diagnosis in routine treatments in clinics where access to the necessary devices for ISQ measurement is not available will contribute to clinical practice.