A comparative study of encode protocol versus conventional protocol for restoring single implants: One-year prospective randomized controlled clinical trial
Jaafar Abduo, Lakshmi Gade, Harjot Gill, Roy Judge, Ivan Darby
CLINICAL IMPLANT DENTISTRY AND RELATED RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: The Encode protocol (Biomet 3i, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla) has been proposed as a simplified implant restoration protocol. PURPOSE: To compare the 1-year clinical outcome of the Encode and conventional protocols for restoring single implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-seven implants were inserted in 44 patients. After randomizing the implants, 24 implants were allocated to the Encode protocol and 23 implants were allocated to the conventional protocol. After 1 year, changes in esthetics, patient satisfaction, proximal contacts quality, occlusal contacts quality, marginal bone level (MBL), and probing pocket depth (PPD) were evaluated. Further, the prosthesis cleansability, mucos..View full abstract
This study has been supported by Biomet 3i. The authors acknowledge the assistance provided by the staff of the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and Studio Dental Laboratory. The authors would also like to thank Ms Karen Escobar and Mr Geoff Adams for their generous contribution in data analysis.