Dental implants provide excellent results in terms of survival and the success rates of oral rehabilitation. The Dental Teaching Hospital, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia (DTH UI) is among the leading dental hospitals that have offered dental implants since 2009, but dental implant treatments have not yet been fully evaluated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the implant success rate by quantification of levels of Porphyromonas gingivalis bacteria. Twenty-nine dental implant samples were taken from patients from the Periodontal Clinic of DTH UI from 2009-2014. Samples plaques were obtained from each dental implant using implant probes. The baseline group consisted of similar plaque samples taken from healthy teeth and periodontitis teeth. All samples were subjected to microbiological analysis by quantification of P. gingivalis using real time PCR. No significant differences were noted in numbers of P. gingivalis between the dental implant groups and the healthy tooth group (P value >0.05), but the numbers of bacteria were significantly lower in the dental implant group than in the periodontitis group (P value < 0.05). The success rate of dental implants was satisfactory, as determined by quantification of P. gingivalis.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of International Dental and Medical Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2018|
- Dental implant
- Porphyromonas gingivalis
- Real time PCR