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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 27 (2007), No. 1     1. Feb. 2007
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 27 (2007), No. 1  (01.02.2007)

Page 9-15, PubMed:17370657


Scalloped Implant Designs Enhance Interproximal Bone Levels
McAllister, Bradley S.
Consecutively restored scalloped dental implants were evaluated radiographically and clinically. Radiographic evaluation of 16 two-piece scalloped implants and 9 one-piece scalloped implants revealed enhanced interproximal bone levels versus a nonscalloped conventional flat-top implant design. Based on the Jemt system for interproximal soft tissue level evaluation, 78% of the two-piece implants scored a 3 and 22% scored a 2, and 89% of the one-piece implants scored a 3 and 11% scored a 2. Enhanced interproximal tissue preservation from scalloped implant designs may lead to more predictable esthetic dental implant restorations in the anterior maxilla.