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Volume 14 , Issue 4
July/August 1999

Pages 496–503

Clinical Application of Narrow Brånemark System Implants for Single-Tooth Restorations

Giovanni Polizzi, MD, DDS Director, Sandro Fabbro, MD, Marco Furri, DDS Manager, Irene Herrmann, DDS, Sergio Squarzoni, MD Private Practice

PMID: 10453663

Replacing small, single incisors with implants can be esthetically challenging and difficult because of the limited amount of bone. In this investigation, 3.0-mm-diameter implants were used to support 30 single maxillary and mandibular incisors in 21 patients. The implants have been in function for 3 to 7 years, and 29 are still stable. Only 2 complications in the mandibular incisor region have occurred; 1 implant fractured (after 5 years of function) and 1 prosthesis was replaced. The overall success rate is 96.7%. The favorable results and esthetic appearance achieved suggest that replacing small incisors where light occlusal forces are present with narrower implants is a feasible treatment option. (Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 1999;14:496–503) Key words: Brånemark System, congenital aplasia, single-tooth restorations, 3-mm-diameter implants

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