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Volume 32 , Issue 6
December 2012

Pages 677686

Changes in Crestal Bone Around Endosseous Implants During Functional Loading: A Radiographic Evaluation in Edentulous Patients Comparing Different Implant Designs

Nynke Tymstra, DDS, PhD/Henny J.A. Meijer, DDS, PhD/Gerry M. Raghoebar, MD, DDS, PhD/Arjan Vissink, MD, DDS, PhD

PMID: 23057057
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.1117

Marginal bone changes around titanium plasma-sprayed implants (n = 240) placed in the mandibular interforaminal regions of 120 edentulous patients were assessed over 5 years of follow-up, with emphasis on the influence of the locations of the microgap and rough/smooth border. Marginal bone changes were measured on standardized radiographs. Locations of the microgap and the rough/smooth border were both shown not to be major contributing factors in determining the marginal bone level around implants. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2012;32;677686.)

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