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Volume 27 , Issue 6
November/December 2007

Pages 557-565

A 10-year Multicenter Retrospective Clinical Study of 1,715 Implants Placed with the Edentulous Ridge Expansion Technique

Fabrizio Bravi, DDS/Giovanni B. Bruschi, MD, DDS/Francesco Ferrini, DDS

PMID: 18092450
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0770

This work evaluates the data gathered over a period of 10 years on implants placed with the edentulous ridge expansion (ERE) technique by a group of specially trained and experienced surgeons. Between January 1992 and December 2001, 1,715 consecutive implants were placed with the ERE technique by nine different dental surgeons using a common surgical protocol. The implants were followed up using a common protocol and a specific database for the collection of clinical information on the patient, surgery, and follow-up, including the 1986 Albrektsson et al criteria for implant success. All data gathered at the end of the study period were placed in a common database. The overall success rate over the 10-year follow-up period was 95.7%. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2007;27:557565.)

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