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Plasma of Argon Cleaning on Implant Abutments: 5-year Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02552810
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 17, 2015
Results First Posted : June 17, 2016
Last Update Posted : June 17, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Luigi Canullo, University of Valencia

Brief Summary:
Contamination of implant abutments could potentially influence the peri-implant tissue inflammatory response. The aim of the present study was to assess the radiographic bone changes around customized, platform switched, abutments placed according to the "one-abutment-one-time" protocol, with and without plasma of argon cleaning treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Endosseous Dental Implant Failure Alveolar Bone Loss Device: Steam clean Device: Plasma of Argon Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

After technical procedures, presence of contaminants (mostly Titanium wear micro-particles, Carbon and Aluminum traces due to lubricant used during customization) on the whole abutment surface, the internal connection and the screw can be found, even after the usually cleaning steps (steaming).

Such debris, present at titanium/connective-bone tissues interface (gingival portion of the abutment), could directly or indirectly deleteriously influence the inflammatory response on the peri-implant tissues.

Plasma of Argon cleaning treatment was demonstrated to have a double effect on titanium abutments: removal of pollutions following customization and increase of cell adhesion. Additionally, Plasma of Argon demonstrated very potent anti-biofilm activity. This prospective, match paired, triple-blinded randomized controlled trial was aimed to test if plasma treatment of customized abutments can affect radiographic peri-implant marginal bone level changes after 5 years of prosthetic loading.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Plasma of Argon Cleaning on Implant Abutments in Patients With a History of Periodontal Disease and Thin Biotype: Five Years Post-loading Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Plasma of Argon
Abutment cleaning by plasma of Argon protocol .
Device: Plasma of Argon
Test group: dental implant underwent argon plasma treatment in a plasma reactor (Diener Electronic, Jettingen, Germany). The treatment conditions were 75 W of power and 1 bar of pressure for 12 minutes.

Active Comparator: Steam clean
Abutment cleaning by steam clean device.
Device: Steam clean
Control group: dental implant abutments underwent cleaning by steam (VAP 1, Zhermark, Cologne, Germany), performed for 5 seconds at 4 megapascal (MPa).

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Success Rate of the Implants and Prostheses (Participants). [ Time Frame: During all the follow-up (5 years) ]

    An implant was considered a failure if it presented any mobility, assessed by tapping or rocking the implant head with the metallic handles of two instruments, and/or any signs of radiolucency, progressive marginal bone loss or infection, and any mechanical complications (e.g. implant fracture) rendering the implant unusable, though still mechanically stable in the bone. This was evaluated on an intraoral radiograph taken with a paralleling technique strictly perpendicular to the implant-bone interface. The implant stability was assessed at initial loading and following 3 years of application, with the prostheses removed.

    A prosthesis was considered a failure if it needed to be replaced by an alternative prosthesis.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Any Biological or Technical Complications. [ Time Frame: During all the follow-up (5 years) ]
    Complications: any biological (pain, swelling, suppuration, etc) and/or mechanical complications (fracture of the framework and/or the veneering material, screw loosening, etc) were considered.

  2. Peri-implant Marginal Bone Level Changes (Express in mm). [ Time Frame: At 5 years. ]
    At the time of loading with the provisional crown (T0), periapical standardized digital or analogical radiographs were taken in order to control the perfect adaptation of the abutment on the implant and control peri-implant bone level. The customized film holder was made using an hard silicone on the bite of film holders (Rinn XCP; Dentsply Rinn, Elgin, IL, USA) and the parallel technique was used. Radiographs were also taken at 12 (T1), 24 (T2), 48 (T4), and 60 months (T5) after the final restoration delivery, to evaluate marginal bone level changes.

  3. Esthetic Parameters Measured as the Changes in Mesial and Distal Papilla Height (PH) and Buccal Peri-implant Mucosa Changes at the Zenith (REC), Expressed in mm. [ Time Frame: At 5 years. ]

    A customized millimeter tubular support (stent) was placed temporarily around each dental implant. For each site, mesial and distal soft tissue dimensions (papilla height, PH), and buccal peri-implant mucosa dimension at the zenith (REC) were measured, and reported in millimeters. Two measurements were recorded. The first at definitive crown delivery (baseline), and the second at the 5 years follow-up examination. Changes in PH and REC were reported in millimeters as the difference between values recorded at the 5-year follow-up and the baseline.

    The full procedure was published in:

    Canullo L, Iurlaro G, Iannello G. Double-blind randomized controlled trial study on post-extraction immediately restored implants using the switching platform concept: soft tissue response. Preliminary report. Clinical Oral Implants Research [Internet]. 2009 Apr;20(4):414-20.

  4. Percentage of Patients With Plaque Index [ Time Frame: At 5 years. ]
    Modified Plaque Index (mPI) was evaluated as the amount of plaque at the cervical part of the implant-supported crown, scored by running a probe along the implant-supported crown surface. Measured as Yes or Not.

  5. Percentage of Patients With Bleeding on Probing [ Time Frame: At 5 years. ]
    Presence of bleeding within 10 seconds after probing. Measured as Yes or Not.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged 18 years or older, previously treated for periodontal disease according to a comprehensive treatment strategy,25 requiring a single implant-supported restoration in the anterior maxilla or premolar region with the presence of mesial and distal tooth.
  • Bone crest allowing the insertion of a 4 mm platform implant without further bone augmentation procedures and with thin (≤ 1 mm) gingival biotype, measured by previously reported protocol.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no relevant medical conditions;
  • non-smoker or smoking ≤ 10 cigarettes/day;
  • plaque Index and bleeding on probing ≤ 25 %;
  • impossibility of follow-up for 5 years after prosthetic loading;
  • pregnant and lactating patients;
  • patients with a history of bisphosphonate therapy;
  • presence of sites with acute infections.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02552810

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Valencia
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Principal Investigator: Luigi Canullo University of Valencia
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Luigi Canullo, Clinical researcher, study adviser, University of Valencia Identifier: NCT02552810    
Other Study ID Numbers: UValencia_001_Plasma
First Posted: September 17, 2015    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: June 17, 2016
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alveolar Bone Loss
Bone Resorption
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Periodontal Atrophy
Periodontal Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases