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Immediate provisionalization in the esthetic zone with narrow diameter implants: 5-year results

INTRODUCTION

Restoring  lateral  maxillary incisors and lateral and central mandibular  incisors is  often challenging because of the limited space available for implant placement as well as high patient expectations (1,2). Narrow-diameter  tapered  implants  are  frequently  used  in  this indication because they fit between adjacent natural tooth roots and are well-suited for an optimized emergence profile of the final restoration.

The aim of this clinical study was to evaluate  the  efficacy  and  safety  of  a variable-thread  tapered 3.0  mm implants (NobelActive 3.0, Nobel Biocare) placed in immediate function in private clinic and hospital-based settings over a 5-year follow-up period.

KEY RESULTS

  • High 5-year cumulative implant survival and success rates of narrow diameter tapered implant, 96.5% and 95.2% respectively.
  • Stable marginal bone levels after initial bone remodeling with no change in mean marginal bone levels (MBLC) between 1 & 5 years follow-up. 
  • Healthy soft tissue throughout the follow-up period.

CITATION

Presented at 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO Digital Days), 12–14 October 2021.

Weigl P, Trimpou G, Hess P, Bellucci G, Trisciuoglio D, Friberg B, Leziy S, Wagner W, Moergel M, Al-Nawas B, Pozzi A, Ottria L, Wiltfang J, Behrens E, Vasak C, Zechner W, Kolinski M. (December 2021) EAO-374/PO-SU-012 | Immediate provisionalization in the esthetic zone with narrow diameter implants: 5-year results. In Special Issue: Digital Days 2021 by the European Association for Osseointegration 12-14 October 2021, Clin Oral Impl Res; 32(S22):145-145. https://doi.org/10.1111/clr.67_13856

REFERENCES

1.   Slagter KW et al. (2014) J Periodontol 85(7):e241–e250.

2.   Buser D et al. (2004) Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 19(Suppl):43–61.

Authors

Paul Weigl
Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Georgia Trimpou
Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pablo Hess
Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Gionata Belluci
Maggiore Policlinico Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Davide Trisciuoglio
Maggiore Policlinico Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
The Brånemark Clinic, Göteborg, Sweden
Vancouver Island Dental Specialists, Nanaimo, Canada
University Medical Center Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Maximilian Moergel
University Medical Center Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Bilal Al-Nawas
University Medical Center Mainz, Mainz, Germany
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Liliana Ottria
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Jörg Wiltfang
University Clinic Kiel, Kiel, Germany
School of Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna , Vienna, Austria
Martin Kolinski
Kolinski and Crosby Ltd, Private Practice, St Charles, IL, United States
Eleonore Behrens
University Clinic Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Christoph Vasak
School of Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

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