International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part E
The accuracy and consistency of RFA in measuring implant stability
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Ahmed Ameen Al-Obaidi
ABSTRACT:The purpose of this study is to provide accurate data of not only the stability of dental implants but also the healing stages of the bone around the implant that occurred during osteointegration. The study has used 100 patients to provide very sophisticated information about RFA (Resonance Frequency Analysis). RFA is the measurement of frequency with which a device vibrates. Different readings give you different amounts of stability. Different ages, gender, surgical sites, health conditions, social conditions, and implant types have been used to conduct this study. It provides readings of implant stability at different stages which will allow the dentist to have baseline records of the implant stability, to compare with the final stability readings. This will give the confidence to the dentist to load the implant successfully without the need to use the old invasive reverse torque technique, which may sometimes result in loosing some of the integration the has happened if the implant did not fully integrate with the bone. The ISQ (Implant Stability Quotient) readings will fall between: Less then 60, which indicates the need for longer healing time, follow-up in 2 months 60 and above, which indicates immediate loading. The RFA is a valuable tool to use when you have medically compromised patients, smokers, and cases where bone density is not idea. It is of great value for immediate loading of implants.
Pages: 315-317 | 421 Views 11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ahmed Ameen Al-Obaidi. The accuracy and consistency of RFA in measuring implant stability. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(2):315-317.