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Implant Dentistry:
doi: 10.1097/ID.0000000000000010
Clinical Science and Techniques

Evaluation of Radiographic Technique Using a New Customized Film Holder for Dental Implant Assessment

Aparecida de Mattias Sartori, Ivete DDS, MSc, PhD*; da Silveira Junior, Clébio Domingues DDS, MSc, PhD; Fontão, Flávia Noemy Gasparini Kiatake DDS, MSc, PhD; da Gloria Chiarello de Mattos, Maria DDS, MSc, PhD§

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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.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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