Groenendijk E, Dominicus JJK, Moorer WR, Aartman IHA, van Waas MAJ.
Microbiologica land clinical effects of chlorhexidine enclosed in fixtures of 3I-Titamed® implants.
Clin Oral Impl Res. 15, 2004; 174-179
Abstract: This double-bilnd study used a split-mouth design to investigate the microbiololigal and clinical effects of 0,2% chlorhexidine enclosed in fixtures. Twelve patients had 46 fixtures implanted. At second-stage surgery, a microbiological sample (baseline sample) of the inner parts of fixture was taken. Then a 0,2% chlorhexidine solution was applied into the inner space of 23 fixtures (test group), and in 23 fixtures saline was applied (control) group. Abutments were installed and gingival index, plaque index and crevicular fluid flow were monitored weekly. After 6 weeks, a second microbiological sample of the inner part of the fixtures was taken.
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Article Clinc. Oral Impl. Res. 2004