Objectives: The aim of this animal study was to examine the effects of thread size in the implant neck area on peri-implant tissues in terms of BIC and hard- and soft-tissue dimensions. Materials and methods: Six Beagle dogs received experimental implants in the mandible 3 month after the removal of premolars and first molars (P2, P3, P4, and M1). Two different types of implants were installed in each animal: Anyone microthread® as Group 1 and Anyone® as Group 2. Resonance frequency test, intraoral radiography, micro-CT, and histomorphometry were used to evaluate peri-implant tissue after implantation periods of 4 and 8 weeks. Results: No remarkable complication was observed during the healing period in either group. Resonance frequency testing revealed no significant difference between groups. In radiographic evaluation, Group 2 showed more bone loss than Group 1. However, this difference was not statistically significant. In the micro-CT analysis, BIC and BIV values and soft-tissue height were not significant in both groups. Histological analysis revealed no significant difference in BIC ratio, bone density, or bone loss between groups. However, soft-tissue height was significantly greater in Group 2 than in Group 1 (P = 0.0004). Conclusion: No difference in peri-implant hard or soft tissues was observed according to thread size in the implant neck area.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank Dr. Kwang-Bum Park in Megagen Implant and Professor Sung-Soo Kang in Chun Nam University for supporting us the animal experiments. This research was financially supported by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE), Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) and Dae Gyeong Institute for Regional Program Evaluation (DGIRPE) through the Leading Industry Development for Economic Region (R0001279).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Oral Surgery