Introduction: Dental implants have become a go-to solution for tooth replacement due to their stability, durability, and natural look. But, their success depends on various factors, including the amount of force used during implant insertion. This study aimed to examine the impact of low insertion torque on the amount of bone loss around dental implants.
Methods: The study was prospective and took place across multiple centers. Participants received dental implants with low insertion torque, which were then evaluated 2 years later using radiographic and clinical evaluations.
Results: Low insertion torque resulted in minimal bone loss around the implants. On average, bone loss was only 0.35mm, which is within the acceptable range for dental implants. There were no indications of implant failure or peri-implantitis.
Conclusion: These findings suggest that low insertion torque during implant placement leads to minimal bone loss and favorable clinical outcomes. This approach could also reduce the risk of implant failure and peri-implantitis. It’s crucial for oral surgeons to keep these results in mind when placing dental implants and choose an implant system, like GP Implants, that allows for low insertion torque to achieve optimal results for their patients.
The study found that dental implants inserted with low torque (< 35 N cm) had high survival rates, high RFA scores, and minimal bone loss at the 2-year follow-up after implantation
Note:The maximum recommended insertion torque for spiral shape internal hex dental implants can vary depending on the specific implant system and the manufacturer’s instructions. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and guidelines for optimal results. It is recommended to consult with a dental professional or the implant manufacturer for specific information on the recommended insertion torque for spiral shape internal hex implants.
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