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Implant Dentistry:
doi: 10.1097/
Clinical Science and Techniques

One-Year Survival Rate Outcomes of Innovative Dental Implants: A Prospective Clinical Study

Piek, Dana DMD*; Livne, Shiri DMD*; Harel, Noga DMD*; Lerner, Henriette DMD; Palti, Ady DMD; Ormianer, Zeev DMD§

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Purpose: The aim of this research was to evaluate an innovative implant design for different placement and loading protocols. The unique implant is a combination of tapered and cylindrical shape, which is aimed to enhance initial stability and long-term osseointegration.

Materials and Methods: Four hundred and sixty implants were placed in 141 patients under different placement and loading protocols in similarity to those encountered in a dental office. Implants were followed and evaluated for 1 year to assert the survival rate of the newly introduced implant.

Results: The results showed a total of 97.4% survival rate, ranging from 92% to 98.6% depending on the different protocols. There was no statistical difference between the different protocol groups.

Conclusion: The new implant design showed good results for 1 year of follow-up, comparable with the literature, and could be a good choice for every implant-based procedure.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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