The conventional protocol for placement of endosseous root form implants requires up to twelve months of ossification of the extraction socket prior to implant placement. An alternative approach includes the immediate placement of dental implants into a prepared extraction socket following tooth removal. The purpose of this study was to compare conventionally placed non-loaded dental implants with those placed immediately into extraction sockets and progressively loaded in adult patients. A total of twenty implants were placed in eighteen patients and followed for a twelve-month period.
Clinically, no significant differences between conventional and immediately placed dental implants were observed. Radiographically, immediately placed implants had statistically significant greater bone height (measured from the implant collar to the alveolar crest) at twelve months than did conventionally placed implants at the same time interval.
This study suggests that progressively loaded dental implants placed into extraction sites is an effective alternative to conventional implant placement.
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Dental Implantation; Root Canal Preparation
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Audia, Franco, "An Evaluation of Progressively Loaded Root Form Dental Implants Placed into Extraction Sites" (2001). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1299.
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