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.