J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  2009 Oct;35(5):335-339.

Clinical & Radiographic Evaluation Following Delayed Implantation using Regular Diameter Implants in the Posterior Region

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  • 1Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. St. Mary's Hospital. The Catholic University of Korea, Korea. omfsyhj@catholic.co.kr

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical and radiographic changes of regular diameter implants placed in the posterior region. A total of 47 standard diameter implants were consecutively placed in the posterior region of 20 partially edentulous patients. The diameters of the implants were 4.1mm (N=35, 74%) and 4.3mm (N=12, 26%), respectively. Peri-implant bone loss and clinical parameters such as mobility, suppuration, swelling, bleeding on probing (BOP) were evaluated at the baseline and?the final follow-up visit. The age of the patients ranged between 24~82 years (mean age: 54.7 years). The cumulative survival rate of the regular diameter implants loaded for a period of 3-24 months (Mean: 11.7+/-7.9 month) was 100%. The average bone loss over the follow-up was 0.36+/-0.67 mm. Success rate was 95.7%. Only two implants failed (bone loss exceeding 1mm after 1 year of placement). Some prosthetic complications occurred, such as screw loosening (N=1) and dissolution of cementation material (N=2). The present study describes successful outcome following the use of standard-diameter-implants placed in the posterior region, and further comprehensive maintenance practices and follow-up schedules are required.

Keyword

Dental implant; Regular diameter; Posterior region; Bone loss

MeSH Terms

Appointments and Schedules
Cementation
Dental Implants
Follow-Up Studies
Hemorrhage
Humans
Suppuration
Survival Rate
Dental Implants
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