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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 1997 Jan-Feb;12(1):65-73.

Osseointegration of rough acid-etched implants: one-year follow-up of placement of 100 minimatic implants.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Miami, School of Medicine, Florida, USA.

Abstract

Between January 1992 and October 1992, 100 Minimatic screw implants made of titanium alloy with rough acid-etched surfaces were placed in 63 consecutive partially edentulous patients. At second-stage (uncovering) surgery performed after a 4- to 6-month healing period, none of the implants showed any signs of mobility, peri-implant infection, or bone loss. After an additional healing phase averaging 2 weeks, the patients were restored with fixed prostheses. Patients were reexamined every 3 months for 1 year, with all 63 patients available for evaluation during this period. Periapical radiographs were taken preoperatively, immediately after surgery, and at 6 and 12 months after implantation. There were no signs of peri-implant radiolucencies in any of the implants, and alveolar bone loss was less than 1 mm on average 1 year after implantation. Based on Plaque Index, sulcular bleeding index, pocket probing depth, attachment level, width of keratinized mucosa, and hand-tested mobility, 99 implants were considered successful and 1 (which developed peri-implant infection) was considered a failure. Study results substantiate other reports that implants with a rough surface can yield predictable good results.

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