Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 1 20. Dec. 2016
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 1 (20.12.2016)
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A Prospective Clinical and Radiographic Assessment of Platform-Switched Laser-Microchannel Implants Placed in Limited Interimplant Spaces
Nevins, Myron / Leziy, Sonia / Kerr, Eric / Janke, Ulrich / Rasperini, Giulio / Hanratty, James / Pasquinelli, Kirk / Testori, Tiziano / Shapoff, Cary A. / Kim, David M.
This multicenter clinical trial of platform-switched laser-microchannel implants supports findings from a previous preclinical trial. Previous information indicated that an interimplant distance narrower than 3 mm would result in decrease in the crestal bone level, but the results of this investigation suggest that a more optimistic clinical result can be anticipated for implants and abutments with a laser-microchannel surface.