Clinical and radiological outcomes of rehabilitation in the molar region with wide platform implants
Replacing missing molar teeth often represents a clinical challenge due to the general poor bone quality and higher occlusal loads in the posterior region. In the molar region, wide-platform implants offer several advantages such as higher mechanical strength, greater surface area for osseointegration, and an emergence profile better fitting the wide interdental space. This multi-center retrospective data collection assessed the clinical and radiological outcomes of wide-platform variable-thread tapered implants placed in the molar position in either jaw to support single-tooth or short bridge prostheses and included challenging protocols such as immediate implant placement and immediate loading.
- Very good overall survival rate of wide platform implants 98.2% with the mean follow-up of 2 years.
- Stable peri-implant marginal bone after the expected initial bone remodeling.
- Excellent soft tissue health recorded at the last follow-up.
- Implants placed in extraction sockets showed similar or better clinical and radiologic results in comparison to those placed in healed sites.
Presented at 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO Digital Days), 5–11 October 2020.
Villa G, Villa R, Vasilic N, Pozzi A, Polizzi G, Imurgia M, Coppola A. (2020) Clinical and radiological outcomes of rehabilitation in the molar region with wide platform implants. Clin Oral Impl Res;31(S20):0905-7161. https://doi.org/10.1111/clr.216_13644