Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 2 17. Feb. 2017
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 2 (17.02.2017)
Online Article, Page 154-162, doi:10.11607/prd.3096, PubMed:28196173
Online Article: Single-Tooth Implant Restorations in Fresh Extraction Sockets of the Maxillary Esthetic Zone: Two-Year Results of a Prospective Cohort Study
Ganeles, Jeffrey / Norkin, Frederic J. / Zfaz, Samuel
In this prospective study, 15 patients received 15 variable-thread tapered implants placed in fresh extraction sites in the maxillary esthetic zone and immediately were provisionalized out of occlusion. Of the 15 patients, 11 completed their 2-year follow-up. At 2 years, the success and cumulative survival rates were both 100%, and the mean bone level gain was 0.83 mm. Soft tissue assessment showed no zero esthetic scores, improved papilla indices, and low bleeding on probing and plaque accumulation. Overall, the study implants showed excellent hard tissue, soft tissue, and esthetic outcomes, indicating a healthy tissue response in single-tooth extraction sites in the maxillary esthetic zone.