Dental professionals


Efficient maintenance of dental implants and teeth is crucial to prevent the development of peri-implantitis and periodontitis.

Recent studies show that peri-implantitis affects approximately 20% or more of dental implants (1). It is also reported that up to 80% of implants develop mucositis, which may progress to peri-implantitis if left untreated (2). Untreated peri-implantitis increases the risk of losing the implant.

Established maintenance procedures for implants are cumbersome and time consuming, and do not always provide the desired results. Curettes, titanium instruments and nylon brushes may cause damage to the implant (scratches), and may leave remnants that can cause a foreign body reaction around the implant (3). The use of lasers is costly, and the effect is uncertain. Treatment sub-gingivally with airflow devices may cause emphysema.

LABRIDA BioClean® is a dental instrument developed to optimize the maintenance of implants, thus reducing the occurrence of peri-implant disease (4, 5).

Labrida BioClean® consists of a working end made of resorbable chitosan attached to a stainless steel stem covered with polypropylene. The instrument is used in an oscillating dental handpiece. It is developed as a disposable instrument for cleaning and maintenance of dental implants.

Teeth also need maintenance! Over the years, regular maintenance instruments may cause damage to the root surfaces (bottle neck teeth). Labrida BioClean® provides a gentle way for maintaning teeth on a regular basis, with documented clinical effect (6).

Labrida BioClean® is designed for cleaning of osseointegrated dental implants and/or teeth (pocket depths ≥ 4mm).

Clinical studies deploying Labrida BioClean® exhibit a significant reduction in pocket depth around the implant two and four weeks after treatment, as well as a significant reduction in marginal mucosal inflammation (MI) and Bleeding on Probing (Bop) , up to 6 months after treatment.

Maintenance of dental implants

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  • Labrida BioClean® allows effective cleaning of implants and teeth without damaging the implant surface
  • Labrida BioClean® is gentle on tissue and chitosan is a biocompatible and resorbable  material
  • Safe and efficient cleaning of the implant and tooth leads to good healing of the surrounding tissues!


1. Koldsland OC, Scheie AA, Aass AM. The association between selected risk indicators and severity of peri-implantitis using mixed model analysis. J Clin Periodontol 2011;38:285-292.


2. Costa FO, Takenaka-Martinez S, Cota LO, Ferreira SD, Silva GL, Costa JE. Peri-implant disease in subjects with and without preventive maintenance: a 5-year follow up. J Clin Periodontol 2012;39:173-181.


3. Mann M, Parmar D, Walmsley AD, Lea SC. Effect of plastic-covered ultrasonic scalers on titanium implant surfaces. Clin Oral Implants Res 2012;23:76-82.

4. Wohlfahrt et al. Treatment of peri-implant mucositis with a chitosan brush – A pilot randomized clinical trial. Int J Dent Hyg.2019;17:170-176

5. Wohlfahrt et al. A novel non-surgical method for mild peri-implantitis – A multicenter, consecutive case series. Int J Implant Dent 2017 Dec;3(1):38

6. Hussain et al. Treatment of residual pockets using an oscillating chitosan
device versus regular curettes alone—A randomized,
feasibility parallel-arm clinical trial, J. Periodontol.2021;1-10

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