Antonello Falco

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OBJECTIVES To measure in vivo impact of dense bone overheating on implant osseointegration and peri-implant bone resorption comparing different bur irrigation methods vs. no irrigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty TI-bone implants were inserted in the inferior edge of mandibles of sheep. Different cooling procedures were used in each group: no irrigation(More)
OBJECTIVES The osseointegration process replaces the surgically damaged bone with newly formed bone in contact to the implant surface. This involves some loss of primary stability, which will continue until new bone is formed providing a new stability, known as "secondary stability." A direct measurement of secondary implant stability appears fundamental to(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the effect of 2 different thread designs on secondary stability (micromotion) and osseointegration rate in dense and cancellous bones. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty large threaded and 40 small threaded implants (Cortex) were placed in low- (iliac crest) and high-density (mandible) bone of sheep. Two months later, micromobility(More)
OBJECTIVE Human retrieved implants with an intact bone-implant interface play a pivotal role in validating data obtained from in vitro studies and animal experiments. This study presents a histologic and histomorphometric analysis of peri-implant tissue reactions and of the bone-titanium interface in three machined and sandblasted dental implants retrieved(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate a new surgical technique for implant site preparation that could allow to enhance bone density, ridge width, and implant secondary stability. MATERIALS AND METHODS The edges of the iliac crests of 2 sheep were exposed and ten 3.8 × 10-mm Dynamix implants (Cortex) were inserted in the left sides using the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this clinical investigation was to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of a single-step surgical procedure that includes functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and maxillary sinus elevation by the lateral window approach in patients with reversible contraindications to sinus elevation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-eight(More)
OBJECTIVES To make an in vivo evaluation of the effects of 2 different bone temperatures, on the development of implant osseointegration, in low-density bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen implant osteotomic sites were prepared in the iliac crests of sheep. Before the implant insertion, 5 sites were heated to 50°C for 1 minute, 5 sites to 60°C for 1(More)
PURPOSE The aim was to compare the osseointegration degree and secondary implant stability between implants with different surface treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS A novel electrochemical treatment was applied to modify the sandblasted and acid-etched surface (SLA) to obtain the new hydrophilic Feeling (FEL) surface presenting a highly soluble and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate, in vivo, the effects of bone temperatures increased up to 60°C introduced before implant insertion on titanium implant osseointegration. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four acid etched and sandblasted implants (Cortex Dental Implants) were inserted in the inferior edge of sheep mandibles. Osteotomic sites were randomly divided into 3(More)
OBJECTIVE Therapeutic options for dental trauma depend on the injuries' features. For patients with uncomplicated tooth fractures, adhesive materials and composite partial veneers may be a therapeutic solution that completely preserves healthy tooth structure. CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS An ultra-conservative approach, using indirect composite partial veneers(More)
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