Retrospective success and survival rates of dental implants placed after a ridge preservation procedure.
Peter Apostolopoulos, Ivan Darby
Clinical Oral Implants Research | Published : 2017
AIM: Ridge preservation is any procedure that takes place at the time of, or shortly after an extraction, to minimise resorption of the ridge and maximise bone formation within the socket. The aim of this project is to investigate the outcome of implant treatment following ridge preservation and compare it to an ungrafted implant control group. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Following ethics approval, an electronic and manual search of patient records was conducted, and appropriate cases of implant placement following a ridge preservation procedure were identified. Forty-two patients with 51 implants at ridge-preserved sites were examined by one author (PA) with the following parameters assessed at ..View full abstract