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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 5 (1990), No. 1     1. Mar. 1990
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 5 (1990), No. 1  (01.03.1990)

Page 31-38

Clinical and Microbiologic Findings That May Contribute to Dental Implant Failure
Becker, William / Becker, Burton E. / Newman, Michael G. / Nyman, Sture
Clinical and DNA probe analysis were used to evaluate 36 failing implant sites in 13 patients. Failing implants showed evidence of increased mobility and a high incidence of peri-implant radiolucencies in radiographs. The probing depth was greater than 6 mm in 58% of the sites measured. Moderate levels of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Bacteroides intennedius, and Bacteroides gingivalis were detected with DNA probe analysis.

Keywords: DNA probe, mobility, probing depth, target bacteria radiographic radiolucencies