Biphasic Electrical Stimulator for Early Bone Formation in Dental Implants
Electrical stimulation has been widely studied and used extensively in the clinical treatments of orthopedic fractures. The authors of the study have created a novel approach for the delivery of biphasic electrical stimulation with the ultimate goal being to enhance early osteogenesis around newly placed dental implants.
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This research synopsis examines: Biphasic Electrical Stimulator for Early Bone Formation In Dental Implants. Jong Keun Song, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.
METHODS AND RESULTS
The authors designed a small biphasic current stimulator chip housed within a dental implant healing abutment. The electronically stimulating healing abutments were used on freshly placed implants in dogs. Post operative histological sections were done at 2 weeks and 4 weeks and it was found that initial osteogenesis was excelled by 2.15 times compared to that of the controls.
It is known that electrical stimulation of bone can promote osteogenesis in various experimental data. In this study, the authors created a novel approach to the electrical stimulation delivery process that could be conveniently used in normal clinical settings. Within the limited parameters of this study, the authors suggest that the addition of biphasic electrical stimulation to freshly placed dental implants could stimulate significant early stage bone growth and osteogenesis.