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


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

IMPLANT DENTISTRY, vol.21, no.1, pp.57-61, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/id.0b013e31823fca8f
  • Journal Name: IMPLANT DENTISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-61

Abstract

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.