Peri-implant infections are the pathological conditions – inflammation and ulceration of the soft tissues surrounding dental implants. Similar to a natural tooth, bacteria can build upon the implant base, below the gum line. Over time, it continuously irritating the gum tissue, so it becomes inflamed and damaging the tissue. In the late stages, it can cause the bone structure below the implant to deteriorate. It starts as the mucositis, which is a reversible host response to periodontal pathogens. The second stage is the peri-implantitis – destructive inflammatory process that affects both soft and hard tissue around the dental implant. Peri-implantitis is a much more severe disease and leads to bone loss. DSI ViruSeal is a highly effective anti-bacterial material based on a viscous silicone matrix. It closes micro-gaps at the two-component implant systems, making it impenetrable for the bacteria and preventing infection. The main indication is the screw-retained suprastructures because of the gaps and threads that are the most vulnerable target for the pathogenic bacteria. However, ViruSeal is also recommendable for cemented works, as the cement can be also penetrated by bacteria and germs providing access to the interior of the implants. Just apply a couple of gel drops to the implants immediately after the insertion and close by inserting a cover screw/abutment. The implant is now protected.
Journal of Dental Implant Research – Vol. 40 No. 2, June 2021
Comparative evaluation of the microbial leakage at two
different implant abutment interfaces using a Viruseal sealant