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Resonance Frequency Analysis (RFA): Determining Implant Stability with Objective Measurements

Resonance Frequency Analysis (RFA): Determining Implant Stability with Objective Measurements
Launch Course

Course Objectives (2 CE Credits)

Timothy F. Kosinski, DDS, MAGD

Resonance frequency analysis (RFA) is a simple and noninvasive method of testing implant stability. The technique provides objective information about the state of the implant-bone interface, and assists clinicians in determining the strength, viability and health of each implant site prior to moving forward with prosthetic loading. Dr. Kosinski explains how this technique provides an accurate assessment of implant stability during the treatment process, and provides a case report supporting this method of clinical decision-making.

Topics include:

  • Rationale for utilizing RFA in implant therapy
  • Factors that influence the implant-bone interface
  • Assessing implant stability quotients
  • Interpreting RFA values for predictable loading
  • Validation of implant site readiness for successful clinical results

Summary

Practitioners are encouraged to test dental implants at the time of placement and prior to prosthetic loading to determine stability. Resonance frequency analysis provides reliable, objective and repeatable measurements. The RFA technique supports decision-making and aids in determining the most effective path for maximizing long-term, successful clinical outcomes.


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