Background: Most dental implants are positioned using a drilling surgery technique. However, dentistry recently experienced the implementation of piezoelectric surgery. This technique was introduced to overcome some of the limitations involving rotating instruments in bone surgery. This study used biomolecular and histologic analyses to compare the osseointegration of porous implants positioned using traditional drills versus the piezoelectric bone surgery technique.
Preti G, Martinasso G, Peirone B, Navone R, Manzella C, Muzio G, Russo C, Canuto RA, Schierano G.
Cytokines and Growth Factors Involved in the Osseointegration of Oral Titanium
J Periodontol. 2007; 78(4):716-722.