This research was carried out to evaluate the bacterial leakage of two different internal implant abutment connections in vitro. Materials and Methods: Twenty dental implants divided into two equal groups were compared; Group 1 ﬁxtures with an internal hexagonal geometry; Group 2 ﬁxtures with a tri-lobe internal connection. A bacterial suspension of Staphylococcus aureus was prepared to obtain a density of 0.5 McFarland standards. All implant abutment assemblies were submerged in sterile tubes containing 4 mL of S. aureus broth culture and were incubated at 37 C for 14 days. The specimens were disassembled and the inner surfaces of the implants were sampled by sterile paper points. Then the paper points were immersed in test tubes containing sterile BHI broth. From the broth, culture was done on blood agar plates and incubated at 37 C for 24 h. The resulting colonies were identiﬁed by Gram's stain and biochemical reactions. Results: Internal hexagon implants showed statistically signiﬁcant higher mean Log10 CFU than Tri-lobe implants. Conclusion: Bacterial leakage seems to be inevitable but ﬁxture abutment interface geom- etry plays an important role in the amount of leakage.
"Bacterial leakage of different internal implant/ abutment connection,"
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