Introduction: The field of dental implantology has seen significant growth and innovation in recent years and is projected to continue its upward trend. Compared to traditional prosthetic methods, endosseous implantology offers numerous benefits, including the possibility of bone regrowth. However, one of the most common complications in implantology is peri-implantitis, which if left untreated, can lead to implant loss. This is a major concern for both the industry and patients.
Peri-Implantitis: A Complex and Controversial Topic Peri-implantitis is a complex and controversial topic in the field of dental implantology. The disease appears as mucositis initially and leads to progressive bone loss around the implant. The discrepancy between scientific views and daily clinical experience with dental implants has made the topic controversial, with various hypotheses being proposed. Some of the proposed triggers include lack of fixed gingiva, poor oral hygiene, smoking, and over-torqued implants. Despite these claims, clinical studies have shown that the absence of a keratinized gingiva and functional strain on an implant cannot solely be responsible for progressive bone resorption. The cause of the disease remains complex, with various therapy methods being proposed, including improved oral hygiene, disinfectant inserts, and laser curettage of damaged tissues. The best solution is to prevent peri-implantitis from developing in the first place.
The Problem with Hollow Spaces on Implants The design of dental implants has always been a top priority for manufacturers, with numerous studies being conducted to measure gaps and improve the design. Unfortunately, according to basic mechanical principles, every two-piece system will always have gaps. This is true for both traditional and conical connection implants. The gaps between implants and abutments, at the connection point, and throughout the thread and interior of the implant, provide an ideal environment for bacteria to grow and colonize, leading to re-infection of the peri-implant tissue. Antimicrobial treatments are often applied to the area, but the effects are short-term and do not fight fungi and viruses. Studies show that even with a macroscopically good fit, there are severe flaws under SEM examination, and bacteria can still migrate through the gaps.
The Efficiency of Implant-Sealer Implant-Sealer provides a reliable seal and fills the hollow spaces between implant-abutment composite systems and inside the implant shaft. The highly viscous silicone matrix ensures a reliable seal and prevents the ingress of microorganisms. The addition of the natural monoterpenoid derivative of cymene (thymol), known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, effectively fights germs and prevents plaque. Implant-Sealer does not dry out or shrink, ensuring that gaps do not form and that the material remains viscous and can be quickly removed or replaced when necessary. The bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal properties prevent Implant-Sealer from becoming a carrier of infection. All ingredients are completely harmless and cause no allergic reactions. Although Implant-Sealer is not injected into the body, its efficiency is a significant advantage. It can be applied to all patients without any restrictions.
Conclusion: Dental implantology is a fast-growing and innovation-rich field, with numerous benefits for patients. However, peri-implantitis remains a complex and controversial issue, with the best solution being prevention. The design of dental implants presents a challenge, as every two-piece system will always have gaps that provide an ideal environment for bacteria to grow
10 Reasons to Consider Using Implant-Sealer in Your Dental Implant Surgery
- Prevents peri-implantitis, which is a common complication in dental implantology and can lead to implant loss.
- Fills the gaps between implant and abutment, as well as inside the implant shaft, to prevent the growth of bacteria and colonizing microorganisms.
- Provides a reliable seal that prevents the ingress of microorganisms and prevents re-infection of peri-implant tissue.
- Contains thymol, a natural monoterpenoid derivative with antibacterial and antiseptic properties, to fight germs and prevent plaque.
- Does not dry out or shrink, ensuring that gaps do not form and material remains viscous.
- Has bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal properties and is not a carrier of infection.
- Made of completely harmless ingredients and causes no allergic reactions.
- Can be applied to all patients without restrictions.
- The viscous silicone matrix ensures a reliable seal.
- Quickly removable and replaceable when necessary.