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These are the basic instructions, along with a video for the Osstell Beacon. The Osstell Beacon is an innovative and highly intuitive handheld device designed to assess dental implant stability using the Osstell ISQ and RFA technology.
Implant Stability An implant can have different stability in different directions. The stability of the implant is dependent of the surrounding bone configuration. To find the lowest stability (lowest ISQ value) it is recommended to measure from two different directions. The lowest stability is in most cases found in the buccal-lingual direction. The highest stability is in most cases found in the mesial-distal direction.
The ISQ Value ISQ measurements should be performed at implant placement and before the implant is loaded or the abutment is connected. After each measurement, the ISQ values are recorded and used as the baseline for the next measurement performed. A change in the ISQ value reflects a change in implant stability. In general, an increase in ISQ values from one measurement time to the next indicates a progression towards higher implant stability while a decrease in ISQ values indicates a loss in stability and, possibly, implant failure. A stable ISQ value would indicate no change in stability.