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Table 3 Qualitative effectiveness (x: yes/o: no) of different cleaning methods depending on implant surface[68]

From: Definition, etiology, prevention and treatment of peri-implantitis – a review

  Smooth surface Sandblasted and acid-etched surface (SLA) Plasma sprayed surface
Rubber cap o o o
Metalic curette, rotating titanium brush o x x
Plastic curette o o o
Ultrasonic systems with metalic tips x (polished)   
Ultrasonic systems with plastic tips o x x
Air polishing x x x