The importance of keratinized mucosa and implant location on the bleeding on probing around osseointegrated dental implants

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Edition V07N01 | Year 2013 | Editorial Artigo Inédito | Pages 79 to 83

Bernardo Born Passoni, Haline Renata Dalago, Guenther Schuldt Filho, João Gustavo Oliveira de Souza, Marco Aurélio Bianchini

Objective: Our objective was to determine the association between the width of keratinized mucosa (KM) and implant location with the bleeding on probing (BOP) status of the soft tissue around osseointegrated implants.
Material and Methods: A total of 172 patients, presenting 635 functioning dental implants was examined. The width of KM, the implant location and the associations of these analysis were divided into four groups. G1 – anterior area with KM ≥ 2 mm, G2 – anterior area with KM < 2 mm, G3 - posterior area with KM ≥ 2 mm and G4 - posterior area with KM<2 mm. Results: There was no statistical significance in any assessment (p > 0.05).
Conclusion: The width of KM and the location of an implant have no influence on bleeding on probing around dental implants.

Dental implants, Dental plaque, Periodontal index, Mucositis,

Passoni BB, Dalago HR, Schuldt Filho G, Souza JGO, Bianchini MA. The importance of keratinized mucosa and implant location on the bleeding on probing around osseointegrated dental implants. Dental Press Implantol. 2013 Jan-Mar;7(1):79-83.

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