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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 39 (2019), No. 3     14. June 2019
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 39 (2019), No. 3  (14.06.2019)

Page 333-339, doi:10.11607/prd.3667, PubMed:30986282

Crestal Bone and Keratinized Tissue Around 3.0-mm Laser-Microtextured Dental Implants After 1 Year in Function: A Case Series
El Chaar, Edgard / Amin, Shivangi / Cruz, Stephanie / Gil-Fernandez, Natalia / Engebreston, Steven
The purpose of this case series was to evaluate peri-implant tissues in 10 patients at 1 year after placement of a tapered 3.0-mm laser-microtextured dental implant (Laser-Lok, BioHorizons) using a two-stage approach. Clinical and radiographic measurements were assessed. Keratinized tissue at the facial surfaces of each implant had a slight increase of 0.73 mm (95% confidence interval [CI], P = .058), and marginal bone levels had significant increase of 1.85 mm (95% CI, P = .005) at 1 year compared to baseline. These data suggest that 3.0-mm laser-microtextured implants demonstrate stable or improved soft and hard tissue parameters at 1 year postloading.