Treatment of subgingival implant surfaces with Teflon-coated sonic and ultrasonic scaler tips and various implant curettes. An in vitro study.

@article{Rhling1994TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of subgingival implant surfaces with Teflon-coated sonic and ultrasonic scaler tips and various implant curettes. An in vitro study.},
  author={Andreas R{\"u}hling and Thomas Kocher and J. Kreusch and H C Plagmann},
  journal={Clinical oral implants research},
  year={1994},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={19-29}
}
Removal of plaque and calculus by means of sonic and ultrasonic scalers causes considerable damage to implants. With a view to avoiding the aggressive effects of these instruments, an experimental study was carried out for which conventional sonic and ultrasonic scalers were coated with Teflon. The effects of these instruments on implant surfaces was then compared with that of plastic and metal implant curettes. Stereo-microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and surface profilometry were used… CONTINUE READING
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