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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 35 (2015), No. 5     10. Sep. 2015
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 35 (2015), No. 5  (10.09.2015)

Page 714-723, doi:10.11607/prd.2494, PubMed:26357701


Immediate Implant Placement and Loading of Single Implants in the Esthetic Zone: Clinical Outcome and Esthetic Evaluation in a Japanese Population
Takeshita, Kenji / Vandeweghe, Stefan / Vervack, Valentin / Sumi, Takashi / De Bruyn, Hugo / Jimbo, Ryo
This study evaluated the clinical outcomes of immediately loaded maxillary anterior single implants placed in fresh extraction sockets. A patient cohort that was treated 1.5 years earlier was recalled, and 18 patients (6 men, 12 women) with 21 implants were included. Clinical photographs and periapical radiographs were taken at follow-up and baseline to determine the bone loss and change in esthetics. No marginal bone loss was detected at followup (mean bone level ± standard deviation = 0.32 ± 0.82 mm). Immediate implant placement and loading resulted in predictable clinical and esthetic outcomes, with soft and hard tissue levels remaining stable over time.