Purpose: The aim was to evaluate the reproducibility of a radiographic technique using a new customized film holder in the follow-up of screwed single-tooth implants.
Materials and Methods: Ten implants placed in the mandible (n = 6) and maxilla (n = 4) of 8 patients were submitted to radiographic assessments. Radiographs were taken using a customized film holder adapted to implant abutment after 4 (T0) and 8 (T1) months of implant placement. Quantitative evaluations were performed through horizontal and vertical measurements to analyze radiographic standardization.
Results: No differences were detected after comparison of implant and abutment diameter measurements between radiographs after 4 and 8 months. No significant variations were detected in vertical measurements (implant and abutment length) between radiographs obtained in T0 and T1.
Conclusions: The use of customized film holder adapted to the implant abutment seems to contribute to the standardization of radiographs at different times of screwed single-tooth implants.