The effect of slow speed drilling on the stability of dental implants during osseointegration: a clinical study
Accepted: 4 April 2023
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Aim This study aimed to evaluate the effect of slow speed drilling on implant stability measurements.
Materials and Methods Twenty-four implants were placed in eight patients. In the test group, the first drill was used at 800 rpm, and the following drills were used at 150 rpm, whereas in the control group, all drills were used at 800 rpm. Resonance frequency analysis (RFA) measurements were recorded at baseline and at weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8.
Results The baseline RFA measurement was 74.08±2.77 in the test group, and the following measurements were 73.58±3.68, 76.50±4.12, 78.83±4.00, 78.83±3.35, and 82.25±2.73, respectively. In the control group, the baseline RFA measurement was 76.58±4.20, and the following measurements were 72.83±5.76, 74,08±3.84, 75.67±3.89, 76.83±3.61, and 79.16±4.20, respectively. The differences were not statistically significant at any time point.
Conclusions Slow speed drilling technique does not affect osseointegration.
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