Journal of Osseointegration <h1>Journal of Osseointegration</h1> <p>The aim of the<strong> Journal of Osseointegration</strong> in the Implant Dentistry field is to publish high quality contemporary, timely, innovative, interesting and clinically relevant information that will be used for improvement of the care of our patients. The rapid growth of research and more application of advanced clinical procedures has led us to start this new journey, that we hope will be a journey of success. The objective of all the people involved in this project will be to present the data in an accurate, fair and unbiased way. Each paper will be given the close attention that it merits and only manuscripts with well designed projects, conducted in a manner that follows sound scientific principles will be accepted. Also the rapidity of the reviewing process will be a key goal, this will be ensured by a web based submission and colse supervision on the reviewing process. 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Online version powered by PAGEPress Scientific Publications, Pavia, Italy en-US Journal of Osseointegration 2036-4121 <p><strong>PAGEPress</strong> has chosen to apply the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License</strong></a>&nbsp;(CC BY-NC 4.0) to all manuscripts to be published.</p> A literature review on progressive loading <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Aim </strong>The planning of implant-supported dentures can become complex when the patient has low or poor quality of bone. Some studies suggest that excessive functional load or traumatic occlusion over dental implants placed in bone of poor quality and density<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>may cause marginal bone loss and increase implant failure rate. In 1980, Misch proposed the progressive loading of a dental implant. A protocol that may produce a lower crestal bone loss compared to the conventional loading protocol, as well it may increase bone density in poor quality areas.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>The aim of this review of the literature was to update and summarize the progressive loading protocol and to describe its benefits and its possible effect on dental implant success.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Methods </strong>The following combinations of controlled terms (MeSH) and keywords were used: (“progressive loading”[All Fields] OR “progressive bone loading”[All Fields] OR “progressive bone load”[All Fields] OR “progressive load”[All Fields]) AND (“dental implants”[MeSH Terms] OR “dental implant”)&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Conclusion </strong>Within the limitations of this study, all authors concluded that PL produces less crestal bone loss and trends to high bone density around dental implants. Authors also support the idea that PL may stimulate bone growth and maturation and offer benefits in bone quality and density and suggest the use of gradual loading especially in bones with low density.</span></p> Andrea Vergara - Buenaventura, MSc Maryorie Villanueva, DDS Jean Paul Montoya, DDS Gerardo Mendoza - Azpur, MSC ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-07-31 2019-07-31 11 2 Use of monolithic lithium disilicate for implant abutment and crown: a clinical report <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Background </strong>Lithium disilicate is usually used for producing prosthetic crowns to be cemented on teeth or implant abutments. On the contrary, its use for producing implant abutment is not reported. This report describes the use of monolithic lithium disilicate to realize implant abutment and crown.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Case report </strong>A 60-year-old male patient required dental implant restoration for replacing the upper right central incisor. A lithium disilicate abutment and crown were realized by pressing. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Conlusion </strong>Lithium disilicate may be a valid alternative to zirconia for producing implant abutments in the esthetic area.</span></p> N. Mobilio S. Catapano ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-07-18 2019-07-18 11 2 10.23805/JO.2019.11.03.06 Effects of bioactive additions on the physical properties of glass polyalkenoate cement <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Aim </strong>Conventional glass ionomer cements are clinically attractive materials and have unique properties that make them useful dental restorative materials. The glass ionomer cements however are slightly brittle materials though they deform a little under load. They display high compressive strengths but slightly weak flexural strengths. Collagen type I and RGD peptides (Arg-Gly-Asp) are the most effective and widely used bioactive molecules to promote cell adhesion on a synthetic surface. This study investigates the effect of chairside addition of bioactive molecules (Collagen type I and RGD) into glass polyalkenoate cement on improving the physical properties. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Materials and methods</strong> Mechanical properties of the glass polyalkenoate cement (ChemFil Superior, Dentsply De Trey, Konstanz, Germany) were investigated both at baseline and after incorporating bioactive additions made at the time of mixing the material. The properties that are of potential significance for clinical durability were determined namely; compressive strength, diametral compressive strength, three-point flexural strength, diametral compressive fatigue limit, and biaxial flexural strength. Results: Additions of Type I Collagen and RGD to ChemFil Superior improved all physical properties measured except shear bond strength where no detriment was observed.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Conclusion</strong> Chairside additions of bioactive molecules to conventional glass ionomer restorations have potential clinical applications and represent a new paradigm in dentistry that can be utilized to improve biocompatibility, mechanical properties, and therefore, clinical durability. Improving the mechanical strength of glass ionomer restorations by optimized reinforcement strategy requires further investigation. Clinical significance: the methodology of mixing conventional glass ionomer with bioactive molecules for superior biocompatibility and reinforcement, developed in the present study, should be applicable to chairside dental procedures. The increase in physical properties of the glass polyalkenoate, achieved in the present study, may help extend its dental applications to the restoration of stress-bearing cavities.</span></p> Abubaker Qutieshat Abdurahman Salem ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-07-02 2019-07-02 11 2 10.23805/JO.2019.11.03.05 Feline dental implants: new paradigm shift in maxillary alveolar osteitis treatment planning with osseodensification <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Background </strong></span>Felines are obligate carnivores and use their teeth for prehending as well as tearing and dissecting their food. Mastication is the first step of digestion, aiding in the lubrication of the food and the formation of a bolus. Mastication also increases the surface area of the food to be initially digested by salivary enzymes before being more easily swallowed. The teeth are specialized structures which play an important role in mastication, grooming, supporting the lips and the tongue, as well as being used as weapons for hunting and for self-defense. Although some mammals can still survive with few or no teeth at all, cats included, losing teeth can influence the types of foods that can be eaten, and will affect the ability to masticate and processing of the food prior to swallowing. Dental implants have become an option for replacement of lost canines in these animals. Although cats appear to manage well after a canine extraction, complications such as lip entrapment can occur, especially after maxillary canine tooth extraction.</p> <p class="p1">Even cats with a complicated crown fracture of the maxillary canine tooth that have had root canal therapy to preserve the tooth, can still suffer from lip entrapment. This can lead to painful lip ulcers and the need for further dental treatment. Today, canine tooth replacement with a dental implant/crown is a predictable option that can be offered to clients who would like to replace a lost canine tooth.</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Case report<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span></strong></span>Two long term cases and follow up of lost maxillary canines caused by alveolar osteitis and replacement by dental implants, to restore normal function in feline subjects are reported.</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Conclusion </strong></span>Dental implants proved to be a viable long-term treatment option in the 2 cats described.Immediate implant placement at the time of extraction helps to maintain the surrounding bone structures and prevent collapse of the labial buccal plate. So far, the authors have placed 30 implants in 15 feline subjects up to a 3-year follow-up and no integration failures have been observed to date.</p> Rocco E Mele Gregori Michael Kurtzman ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-07-01 2019-07-01 11 2 10.23805/JO.2019.11.03.04