Table 1: Quantification of the inflammatory cells present in the fibrous tissue around the implants at different time points (2, 4, and 8 weeks).

Cell typeCell numberQuantification

(i) Lymphocytes0–3+
(ii) Polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMNs)4–6++
(iii) Giant cells7–9+++
(iv) Plasma cells10–12++++