Probing and scaling instrumentation on implant abutment surfaces: an in vitro study.


PURPOSE To investigate surface roughness on the apical collar of implant abutments caused by probing and scaling instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen transmucosal abutments (BioHorizons, Atlanta, GA) and 4 instruments: UNC-15 metal probe, Periowise plastic probe, McCall SM 17/18 metal scaler, and universal plastic scaler were used to conduct the… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/ID.0b013e3182588822


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