LABRIDA - FOR EFFICIENT MAINTENANCE OF DENTAL IMPLANTS TO PREVENT PERI-IMPLANTITIS!

For dentists and dental hygienists

Efficient maintenance of dental implants is crucial to prevent the development of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.

Recent studies show that peri-implantitis affects approximately 20 % or more of dental implants.1 It is also reported that up to 80 % of implants develop mucositis, which may progress to peri-implantitis if left untreated.2 Untreated peri-implantitis increases the risk of losing the implant.

Established maintenance procedures for implants are cumbersome and time consuming, and do not always provide the desired results. Curettes, titanium instruments and nylon brushes may cause damage to the implant (scratches), and may leave remnants that can cause a foreign body reaction around the implant. 3 The use of lasers is costly, and the effect is uncertain.

LABRIDA BioClean™ is a dental instrument developed to optimize the maintenance of implants, thus avoiding/reducing the occurrence and of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.

LABRIDA BioClean™ consists of a working end made of fast-degrading chitosan attached to a stainless steel stem covered with polypropylene. The instrument can be used in standard angled and oscillating dental handpieces. It is developed as a disposable instrument for cleaning and maintenance of dental implants.

Clinical studies deploying LABRIDA BioClean™ exhibit a significant reduction in pocket depth around the implant two and four weeks after treatment, as well as a significant reduction in marginal mucosal inflammation (MI) and Bleeding on Probing (Bop) , up to 6 months after treatment.4, 5

LABRIDA BioClean™ allows effective cleaning of implants without damaging the implant surface.

LABRIDA BioClean™ is gentle on tissue and does not leave any residues. Any remains from the chitosan instrument are quickly resorbed!

Safe and efficient cleaning of the implant leads to good healing of the peri-implant tissues!

References

  1. Koldsland OC, Scheie AA, Aass AM. The association between selected risk indicators and severity of peri-implantitis using mixed model analysis. J Clin Periodontol 2011;38:285-292.
  2. Costa FO, Takenaka-Martinez S, Cota LO, Ferreira SD, Silva GL, Costa JE. Peri-implant disease in subjects with and without preventive maintenance: a 5-year follow up. J Clin Periodontol 2012;39:173-181.
  3. Mann M, Parmar D, Walmsley AD, Lea SC. Effect of plastic-covered ultrasonic scalers on titanium implant surfaces. Clin Oral Implants Res 2012;23:76-82.
  4. Wohlfahrt et al. EAO 2013 Poster presentation, Dublin. Treatment of peri-implant mucositis using a resorbable chitosan brush – a pilot clinical study.
  5. Wohlfahrt et al. IADR 2014 Poster presentation, Cape Town. Implant Maintenance with a Chitosan Brush – A randomized Clinical Trial.

 

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