Prospective clinical evaluation of 201 direct laser metal forming implants: results from a 1-year multicenter study.
Mangano C, Mangano F, Shibli JA, Luongo G, De Franco M, Briguglio F, Figliuzzi M, Eccellente T, Rapani C, Piombino M, Macchi A.
Dental School, University of Varese, Varese, Italy. email@example.com
This prospective clinical study evaluated the survival rate and the implant-crown success of 201 direct laser metal forming (DLMF) implants in different clinical applications, after short-term follow-up of functional loading. At the 1-year scheduled follow-up examination, several clinical, radiographic, and prosthetic parameters were assessed. Success criteria included absence of pain, sensitivity, suppuration, exudation; absence of implant mobility; absence of continuous peri-implant radiolucency, DIB <1.5 mm; absence of prosthetic complications at the implant-abutment interface. A total of 201 implants (106 maxilla, 95 mandible) were inserted in 62 patients (39 males, 23 females; aged between 26 and 65 years) in eight different clinical centers. The sites included anterior (n = 79) and posterior (n = 122) implants. The overall implant survival rate was 99.5%, with one implant loss (maxilla: 99.0%, 1 implant failure; mandible: 100.0%, no implant failures). The mean DIB was 0.4 ± 0.2 mm. Among the survived implants (200), five did not fulfill the success criteria, giving an implant-crown success of 97.5%. This 1-year follow-up prospective clinical study gives evidence of very high survival (99.5%) and success (97.5%) rates using DLMF implants.
PMID: 21519945 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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