A comparative study between two different suture materials in oral implantology
Article first published online: 6 OCT 2010
© 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S
Clinical Oral Implants Research
Volume 22, Issue 3, pages 282–288, March 2011
How to Cite
Pons-Vicente, O., López-Jiménez, L., Sánchez-Garcés, M. A., Sala-Pérez, S. and Gay-Escoda, C. (2011), A comparative study between two different suture materials in oral implantology. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 22: 282–288. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2010.01993.x
- Issue published online: 1 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 6 OCT 2010
- Date: , Accepted 11 May 2010
- bacterial adherence;
- bacterial plaque;
- suture material
Objective: The prospective study compares, in split-mouth design, the use of two different suture materials, silk vs. Teflon-coated, multi-filament braided polyester threads suture.
Material and methods: Ten edentulous or partially edentulous patients were surgically treated for implant installation. Each side was sutured with either, randomly selected one or the other suture material. Seven days postsurgically, the sutures were removed and three knots per patient and side were collected for microbiological testing. Additionally, a piece of each suture thread was analysed before clinical use to test its susceptibility for bacterial adherence. To evaluate the patient's subjective opinion, a questionnaire based on Visual Analogue Scale had to be filled out by all included patients 1 week after the intervention.
Results: The results showed a more pronounced plaque accumulation for silk sutures but there was not a statistical difference. The intraoperative handling of the silk sutures was less comfortable and the patient comfort was worse than Teflon-coated polyester suture.
Conclusion: The bacterial adherence on Teflon-coated polyester suture was slightly inferior than silk suture although it did not show the expected differences.
To cite this article: Pons-Vicente O, López-Jiménez L, Sánchez-Garcés Ma A, Sala-Pérez S, Gay-Escoda C. A comparative study between two different suture materials in oral implantology. Clin. Oral Impl. Res. 22, 2011; 282–288. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2010.01993.x