Abstract

The Periotest is examined as a possible replacement for outdated, inconsistent dental implant stability diagnosis tools. The Periotest has the advantage of offering reproducible findings by measuring the levels of subclinical mobility using an ultrasonically vibrating probe. The Periotest is successful in assessing the stability status of an implant, but it can detect the quantity of bony osseointegration only in terminal cases. Radiography proved to be a more sensitive method of determining pericervical bone loss; therefore, periapical radiographs in addition to the Periotest device were found to offer the most reliable assessment of an implant’s status.

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