The result: Rotary instruments have no detrimental effects on the viability and differentiation of cells that form new tissue and ensure implant osseointegration. However, the groups treated with the Er:YAG laser (wavelength of 2940 nm) demonstrated the possibility that bone ablation and cleaning of the amorphous layer occurred without thermal side effects affecting the surrounding tissues.
The conclusion: The study demonstrated that the combination of the rotary technique and subsequent LiteTouch™ Er:YAG laser treatment of the bone using an original method is a promising prospect in implantology, as it may allow us to achieve faster and stable osseointegration of implants, leading to early functional loading.
The synergistic effect of the combination of the two methods leads to an absolutely precisely prepared implant site, which is achieved via conventional rotar
y methods, and a reduced or absent smear amorphous layer on the surface via the use of laser osteotomy only.
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