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The importance of implant stability measurements to optimize patient outcomes

Jul 10, 2024

During the Osstell & W&H Symposium at the ITI World Symposium in Singapore in May 2024, Dr. Joan Pi-Anfruns presented the crucial role of implant stability measurements in optimizing patient outcomes.

Dr. Pi-Anfruns drew an analogy between the tradition of building human towers in Barcelona and the importance of stability in dental implants. As we approach 60 years since Professor Brånemark’s first implant, Dr. Pi-Anfruns emphasized that primary stability is a key predictor of successful osseointegration. He addressed the disadvantages of traditional methods such as torque measurements and the Periotest device, advocating for Resonance Frequency Analysis (RFA) and the Osstell Beacon for reliable ISQ measurements.

He explained that ISQ values guide clinical decisions, with 70 or more indicating a high likelihood of success and values below 60 signaling potential risks. His team at UCLA uses these measurements to determine loading protocols and monitor implant stability.

Watch the full lecture on demand here.

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