Objectives. The present study aims to compare the drilling protocol effect on osseointegration event in three commercially available titanium dental implants with different drill protocol using a rabbit tibia model. Materials and Methods. Three different drilling sequences were compared as follows: drilling sequence using a single unique drill of 4.2 mm conical implant (Group 1), drilling sequence using 3 consecutive cylindrical drills for a 4.1 mm cylindrical implant (Group 2), and drilling sequence using 3 consecutive conical drills for a 4.3 mm conical implant (Group 3). For each group, 18 drilling procedures and implant placements were performed, totalizing 54 commercially available titanium dental implants. The samples were removed 6 weeks after implantation. Resonance frequency analyses (RFA) were performed immediately after the implantation, and at 6 weeks removal torque test (RTt) and histological analysis were performed. Results. The RFA measured showed statistical difference between the groups in time 1 and no significant statistical differences in time 2 (p>0.05). In the RTt no significant difference was found between the 3 groups tested. Histomorphometric analysis showed no significant difference between groups in the bone-to-implant contact% (p>0.05). Conclusion. In the present preclinical study, osteotomy using a single bur did not show differences regarding the proposed and evaluated tests parameters for assessing the peri-implant behavior.
Gehrke, S. A., Bettach, R., Aramburú Júnior, J. S., Prados-Frutos, J. C., Del Fabbro, M., & Shibli, J. A. (2018). Peri-Implant Bone Behavior after Single Drill versus Multiple Sequence for Osteotomy Drill. BioMed Research International, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9756043