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Volume 34 , Issue 1
January/February 2014

Pages 1118

Ultrasonic Implant Site Preparation Using Piezosurgery: A Multicenter Case Series Study Analyzing 3,579 Implants with a 1- to 3-Year Follow-Up

Tomaso Vercellotti, MD, DDS/Claudio Stacchi, DDS, MSc/Crescenzo Russo, DDS/Alberto Rebaudi, MD, DDS/Giampaolo Vincenzi, MD, DDS/Umberto Pratella, DDS, PhD/Domenico Baldi, MD, DDS/Marco Mozzati, MD, DDS/Chiara Monagheddu, MD/Rosario Sentineri, MD, DDS/Tommaso Cuneo, DDS/Luca Di Alberti, DDS, PhD, MSc/Stefano Carossa, MD, DDS/Gianmario Schierano, MD, DDS

PMID: 24396835
DOI: 10.11607/prd.1860

This multicenter case series introduces an innovative ultrasonic implant site preparation (UISP) technique as an alternative to the use of traditional rotary instruments. A total of 3,579 implants were inserted in 1,885 subjects, and the sites were prepared using a specific ultrasonic device with a 1- to 3-year follow-up. No surgical complications related to the UISP protocol were reported for any of the implant sites. Seventy-eight implants (59 maxillary, 19 mandibular) failed within 5 months of insertion, for an overall osseointegration percentage of 97.82% (97.14% maxilla, 98.75% mandible). Three maxillary implants failed after 3 years of loading, with an overall implant survival rate of 97.74% (96.99% maxilla, 98.75% mandible). (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2014;34:1118. doi: 10.11607/prd.1860)

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