Marginal bone level and survival of short and standard-length implants after 3 years: An Open Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.
Homayoun H Zadeh, Felix Guljé, Paul J Palmer, Ingemar Abrahamsson, Stephen Chen, Ramin Mahallati, Clark M Stanford
Clinical Oral Implants Research | Published : 2018
OBJECTIVES: The present multi-center randomized controlled clinical trial sought to compare the marginal bone level (MBL) changes and survival of 6- and 11-mm implants. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety-five patients receiving a total of 209 dental implants were enrolled. Subjects were randomly allocated to two cohorts: test (4.0 × 6 mm; N = 108) or control (4.0 × 11 mm; N = 101) implant groups. To be randomized, all edentulous sites were anatomically qualified to receive 11 mm implant. Two to three implants were placed in maxillary or mandibular posterior regions and loaded with splinted provisional restoration after 6 weeks and definitive restoration 6 months thereafter. Test and control implan..View full abstract