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See detailClinical and Radiographic Assessment of Circular Versus Triangular cross-section neck Implants in the Posterior Maxilla: A 1-year Randomized Controlled Trial
LI MANNI, Lou ULiege; LECLOUX, Geoffrey ULiege; Rompen, Eric ULiege et al

in Clinical Oral Implants Research (in press)

Objectives: Implants with a triangular neck were recently introduced to limit peri-implant bone loss. The primary objective of this randomized controlled trial was to compare peri-implant bone changes of ... [more ▼]

Objectives: Implants with a triangular neck were recently introduced to limit peri-implant bone loss. The primary objective of this randomized controlled trial was to compare peri-implant bone changes of circular versus triangular cross-section neck implants 1-year after loading. The secondary objectives were to assess buccal hard tissue thickness changes, Pink Esthetic Score (PES) and patient satisfaction. Material and methods: Thirty four patients requiring replacement of the single, intercalated missing tooth of healed site for at least 4 months in the posterior maxilla were randomized into 2 groups according to the type of implant. Immediately after surgery and 1 year after final restoration, a cone beam CT (CBCT) was performed to assess proximal bone remodeling and buccal bone thickness. Peri-implant soft tissue health, PES and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) were recorded. Results: No implant loss occurred within the follow-up period. The mean ± SD peri-implant proximal bone loss 1-year after loading was 0.22 ± 0.30 mm for triangular and 0.42 ± 0.67 mm for circular implants necks (p=0.25). Peri-implant bone loss exceeding 2 mm was observed in a single implant in the circular neck group. Buccal bone thickness remained stable and did not differ different between the 2 groups. The peri-implant soft tissue health, PES and patient satisfaction were also comparable. Conclusions: Within the limitations of the present study, patient clinical and radiographic outcomes did not differ between triangular and circular cross-section neck implants in the posterior maxilla. [less ▲]

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