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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 33 (2013), No. 5     15. Aug. 2013
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 33 (2013), No. 5  (15.08.2013)

Page 661-667, doi:10.11607/prd.1113, PubMed:23998162

Prosthetic Outcomes and Survival Rates of Implants Placed with Guided Flapless Surgery Using Stereolithographic Templates: A Retrospective Study
Lal, Kunal / Eisig, Sidney B. / Fine, James B. / Papaspyridakos, Panos
Recent technologic advances allow clinicians to place dental implants using computer-generated templates. However, there are limited data regarding treatment outcomes for implants placed using these techniques. The purpose of this retrospective study was to report the 2- to 4-year prosthetic outcomes and survival of dental implants placed by postdoctoral residents with a flapless surgical protocol using computer-based planning and stereolithographic surgical templates. Thirty-six patients were treated using the NobelGuide concept, comprising an image-based three-dimensional implant planning software and flapless implant surgery with stereolithographic templates.