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.
*Instructor, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
†Private Practice, Baden-Baden, Germany.
‡Clinical Professor, Department for Periodontology and Implantology, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY.
§Lecturer, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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