Reducing Osseointegration Time using UV Machine Implants Treatment: Clinical Report
Oral Surgeon, Adjunct Professor UCAM University of Spain, Gargash Hospital Dubai Clinica, Cardarelli, Italy, Dona Medical Clinic, Dubai
*Corresponding author: Oral Surgeon, Adjunct Professor UCAM University of Spain, Gargash Hospital Dubai Clinica, Cardarelli, Italy, Dona Medical Clinic, Dubai.
Citation: Cardarelli A. (2023) Reducing Osseointegration Time Using UV Machine Implants Treatment: Clinical Report. J Oral Med and Dent Res. 4(2):1-10.
Received: July 03, 2023 | Published: July 21, 2023
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This study's goal is to determine how well UV therapy works for placing dental implants. Panoramic X-ray, clinical image, CBCT were used to assess the effects of UV irradiation on reversing the biological aging process of implants. BIC is predominantly influenced by implant surface characteristics. Among the most popular methods of modifying an implant surface is the roughening of the surface using the sandblasted, large-grit, acid-etched (SLA) technique
Ultraviolet; Dental implant; Osseointegration; Bone-implant interface.
The most important factor for osseointegration of implants is the correct interface between macro- and micro-design, which varies depending on the classification of implants into three types based on external bone level, internal tissue level, and internal bone level. The implant surface has an approximately 50-nm-thick TiO2 oxide film. With time, hydrocarbons in the air are adsorbed on to the oxide film, leading to a biologic aging process that prevents osseointegration. [1-4]. The surface of implant begins to change from hydrophilic to hydrophobic after the manufacturing process. Efforts have been made to reverse this biological aging process and to induce the original hydrophilic state through UV irradiation. In line with this trend, in the present report, I will share my experience with UV machine (AB DENTAL) [5-10].
Materials and Methods
UV photo functionalization was performed by illuminating implants with UV light for 15 seconds using a specialized instrument (AB DENTAL UV ACTIVATOR ISRAEL). Specifications of the device were as follows: input voltage of AC 100 to 240 V ± 10%, input current of 2.2 A in maximum. Multiple UV lamps were utilized to create the UV light as a mixed spectrum at wavelengths of 172 nm. Inside the device, the lamps were arranged to illuminate an implant in all directions homogeneously. We have used Ab dental implants that have had their surfaces roughened with calcium phosphate particles before undergoing multiple thermal acid etching procedures to determine the microstructure and surface roughness of the implants. Then, gamma irradiation is used to sterilize all implants.
Figure 1: Implants surface after UV treatment increasing the Hydrophilicity (AB DENTAL).
Figure 2: UV machine (AB DENTAL).
First Case: Immediate Implant in Molar Area
Female patient 45 years old.