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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 35 (2020), No. 3     26. May 2020
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 35 (2020), No. 3  (26.05.2020)

Page 479-484, doi:10.11607/jomi.7978, PubMed:32406643

Effectiveness of Sealing Gel on Vertical Misfit at the Implant-Abutment Interface and Preload Maintenance of Screw-Retained Implant-Supported Prostheses
Seloto, Camila Berbel / Strazzi-Sahyon, Henrico Badaoui / dos Santos, Paulo Henrique / Assunção, Wirley Gonçalves
Purpose: This in vitro study evaluated the effectiveness of a sealing agent on vertical misfit of the implant-abutment interface in an external hexagon implant system before and after mechanical cyclic loading. Effects on preload maintenance of retaining screws after mechanical cycling were also assessed.
Materials and Methods: External hexagon implant systems were divided into two groups (n = 12) according to the presence of an anaerobic sealing gel (control group-no sealing gel; experimental group-sealing gel applied). A prefabricated UCLA abutment was attached to the external hexagon implant with a digital torque wrench in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturer. Specimens were tested through mechanical cyclic loading (1 × 106 cycles, 2 Hz, and 130 N). Vertical misfit of the implant-abutment interface was analyzed using a stereomicroscope, and reverse torque values were obtained using a digital wrench. Misfit and reverse torque data were measured and analyzed via analysis of variance (ANOVA) and the Tukey least significant difference test (α = .05).
Results: The sealing gel promoted lower vertical misfit values in the test group after mechanical cycling compared with before cycling (P = .009). The control group showed lower reverse torque values for retaining screws compared with the initial torque after mechanical cyclic loading (P < .0001). However, sealing gel application promoted higher reverse torque values in the test group postcycling (P = .0003).
Conclusion: Anaerobic sealing agent application improved vertical misfit of the implant-abutment interface and preload maintenance of screw-retained implant-supported prostheses post-mechanical cycling.

Keywords: abutment, implant-supported prosthesis, preload, screw