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.
The aim of the study was to evaluate the possibility of supracortical peri-implant bone formation after periosteal elevation.
Numerous bone grafts have been studied for augmentation of the healing outcomes of dental implants. The aim of this study was designed to compare the clinical and radiographic evaluation between immediate dental implant augmented with biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) coated with polylactide -co- glycolide (PLGA) and immediate dental implant alone.
The bone implant contact (BIC) has traditionally been evaluated with histological methods. Thereupon, strong correlations of two-dimensional (2D) BIC have been detected between μCT and destructive histology. However, due to the high intra-sample variability in BIC values, one histological slice is not sufficient to represent 3D BIC. Therefore, our aim has been to correlate the averaged values of 3–4 histological sections to 3D μCT.
Dental implants protruding 2 mm were covered with dome-shaped stiff occlusive titanium barriers filled with demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA)+saline (7 rabbits), DFDBA + rifamycin (8 rabbits), or DFDB +PRF (8 rabbits). After 4 weeks, the animals were sacrificed, and undecalcified histomorphometric examination with toluidine blue staining was performed.