Peri-implantitis and Peri-implant mucositis on Laser-Lok implants and traditional surfaces

Incidence of Peri-implant Diseases on Implants With and Without Laser-Microgrooved Collar: A 5-Year Retrospective Study Carried Out in Private Practice Patients

R. Guarnieri, MD, DDS, M. Grande, DDS, F. Zuffetti, MD, DDS, T. Testori, MD, DDS.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. Volume 33 (2) 2018 pp. 457-465

74 Patients

5 years

166 Implants

Peri-implantitis and peri-implant mucositis are dental infections frequently responsible for late implant failures. This study examined the effect of implant collar surface on the incidence of peri-implantitis and peri-implant mucositis over a 5 year period.

82 Laser-Lok implants

84 traditional implants

Study Results

Peri-implantitis (%)

% of Implants with peri-implantitis

% of Patients with peri-implantitis

Peri-implant mucositis (%)

% of Implants with peri-implant mucositis

% of Patients with peri-implant mucositis

Study Conclusion

Implants with Laser-Lok presented a statistically significant lower incidence of peri-implant diseases than traditional surfaces.