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Volume 39 , Issue 3
May/June 2019

Pages 333339


Crestal Bone and Keratinized Tissue Around 3.0-mm Laser-Microtextured Dental Implants After 1 Year in Function: A Case Series

Edgard El Chaar, DDS, MS/Shivangi Amin, BDS/Stephanie Cruz, DMD/Natalia Gil-Fernandez, DDS/Steven Engebreston, DMD, MS


PMID: 30986282
DOI: 10.11607/prd.3667

The purpose of this case series was to evaluate peri-implant tissues in 10 patients at 1 year after placement of a tapered 3.0-mm laser-microtextured dental implant (Laser-Lok, BioHorizons) using a two-stage approach. Clinical and radiographic measurements were assessed. Keratinized tissue at the facial surfaces of each implant had a slight increase of 0.73 mm (95% confidence interval [CI], P = .058), and marginal bone levels had significant increase of 1.85 mm (95% CI, P = .005) at 1 year compared to baseline. These data suggest that 3.0-mm laser-microtextured implants demonstrate stable or improved soft and hard tissue parameters at 1 year postloading.


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