bone regeneration

Comparison of contact radiographed and stained histological sections for osseointegration analysis of dental implants – an in vivo study

Histology is still regarded as the gold-standard to determine bone implant contact (BIC) as a parameter representing implant stability. As the further processing of cut slices for contact radiography (CR) to stained and polished histological sections is time consuming and error prone, our aim was to assess agreement between CR and Giemsa-Eosin (GE) stained sections with regard to dental implants.