Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 2 17. Feb. 2017
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 2 (17.02.2017)
Page 174-181, doi:10.11607/prd.3131, PubMed:28196156
Clinical and Histologic Evaluations of SLA Dental Implants
Nevins, Myron / Parma-Benfenati, Stefano / Quinti, Franco / Galletti, Prima / Sava, Cosmin / Sava, Catalin / Kim, David M.
The goal of this investigation was to evaluate the efficacy of dental implants with a surface that was sandblasted with large grit and acid etched in a human model. Eight patients volunteered to allow the biopsy of a small implant in exchange for complete dental rehabilitation at no cost. All biopsy sites received soft and hard tissue reconstruction, and this report provides observation of successful bone-to-implant contact and successful prosthesis construction for the patient. The patients enthusiastically reported improved quality of life as a result of participation in this study. The surgeons' confidence in this implant was reflected by the clinical and histologic result of the study.