We are using cookies to implement functions like login, shopping cart or language selection for this website. Furthermore we use Google Analytics to create anonymized statistical reports of the usage which creates Cookies too. You will find more information in our privacy policy.
OK, I agree I do not want Google Analytics-Cookies
International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



Forgotten password?


Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 40 (2020), No. 3     9. Apr. 2020
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 40 (2020), No. 3  (09.04.2020)

Page 417-424, doi:10.11607/prd.4622, PubMed:32233196

Immediate Provisionalization of Single Narrow Implants in Fresh Extraction Sockets and Healed Sites: Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of 2 Years Follow-up
Peron, Cristian / Romanos, Georgios
The purpose of this clinical study was to evaluate, through clinical and radiographic parameters, the 2-year implant survival and success rates of single, narrow, immediately loaded implants (3.1-mm diameter) placed in fresh extraction sockets or healed sites in the anterior region. A total of 16 patients were treated with 16 narrow single implants in fresh extraction sockets and healed sites, and restored immediately with temporary crowns. After 3 months, the implants were finally restored with screw-retained or cemented lithium disilicate crowns. Implant success and survival rates were both 100% due to stable marginal bone levels and shallow probing pocket depths after 2 years of follow-up. Within the limits of this clinical study, narrow 3.1-mm dental implants can be used successfully as a minimally invasive alternative in healed sites with a thin bone crest and in the presence of a reduced interdental space. Provided that stability of soft and hard peri-implant tissues were obtained in postextraction sites of mandibular incisors and maxillary lateral incisors with immediate provisional restoration, the 2-year results can be successfully maintained over time.