Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Review ArticleVolume 2 Issue 7

Effects of Implant/Crown Ratio on Crestal Bone Loss: A Review

Emre Mumcu1* and Tugce Kartal2

1Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey
2Research Assistant, Department of Prosthodontics, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: Emre Mumcu, Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey.

Received: May 31, 2018; Published: June 19, 2018

Citation: Emre Mumcu and Tugce Kartal. “Effects of Implant/Crown Ratio on Crestal Bone Loss: A Review”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.7 (2018).


Objective: The aim of the study was to analyse the toothbrush bristle end morphology of various commercially available brands using Light microscope and to estimate the percentage for acceptable and non-acceptable toothbrush bristle ends.

Methods: Fifty manual toothbrushes were selected of five different leading brands. Each brand consists of five soft and five medium consistency toothbrushes. Bristles were excised carefully with a surgical scissor and magnifying loupes. Excised bristles were placed in the microscopic glass slide, secured with cover slip and analysed under Light Microscopy at 45x.

Results: The results showed mean acceptable and non-acceptable percentage for all brands that is in Ajanta 25.1% bristles were acceptable 74.9% was not acceptable, in Colgate 18.5% bristles were acceptable, 81.5% was not acceptable, in Cibaca 16.5% bristles were acceptable 83.5% was not acceptable, in ORAL B 26.7% bristles were acceptable 73.3% was not acceptable, in Pepsodent 19.4% bristles were acceptable 80.6% was not acceptable.

Conclusion: In the present study the acceptability percentage ranges from 16.5% - 26.7% which shows very minimal percentage for a recommended toothbrush. Hence the currently available toothbrush does not fall under the category as put forth by American Dental Association.

Keywords: Dental Plaque; Toothbrush; Bristle Morphology; Light Microscope

Copyright: © 2018 Emre Mumcu and Tugce Kartal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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