Comparative Analysis of Gingival Wetness at Natural Teeth and Dental Implant Sites


ASKIN S. B. , GÜNCÜ G. N. , YAMALIK N.

IMPLANT DENTISTRY, cilt.21, ss.57-61, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/id.0b013e31823fca8f
  • Dergi Adı: IMPLANT DENTISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.57-61

Özet

Background: "Gingival Wetness (GW)," which is the thickness of residual saliva on gingiva, functions as a moisture retainer and a protective barrier for microbial colonization. Whether dental implant (DI) treatment affects GW scores and whether gingival inflammation has the capacity to alter GW remains unknown. Thus, this study was designed to evaluate the potential impact of DI treatment on GW.