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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-98

A retrospective survey of an implant, designed to resist bone loss

1 Private Practice for Periodontics and Implantology and Restorative Dentistry, Jerusalem, Rosh Haain, Israel
2 Private Practice for Periodontics and Implantology, Rosh Haain, Israel

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Amos Ben Yehouda
Private Practice for Periodontics and Implantology and Restorative Dentistry, Jerusalem, Rosh Haain
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdi.jdi_16_19

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Introduction: A significant percent of dental implants tends to lose bone support during the years. Gravity implants were designed to improve the mechanical bone adaptation in an attempt to overcome the problem. The present manuscript is a retrospective observation of 1 year of 25 single-loaded Gravity implants. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study of files of patients who completed their treatment and were loaded for 1 year. The measurement of changes in the bone level was done according to the X-ray documentations that were found in the files of patients treated in the clinic of Kibutz Bror Chail. The schedule of dental implants' follow-up in this clinic includes parallel periapical X-ray films at the stage of implant installation, the stage of loading, and at the end of a year of loading. A Student's t-test was used to compare the bone level at the stage of loading and after 1 year of loading. Results: Twenty-five cases of one single-loaded implant per patient were included in the study. It was shown that most of the bone loss that was documented at the end of the healing phase was reconstructed (72%) during 1 year of loading. Conclusions: According to this retrospective study, it can be concluded that implant design that enables bone loading by compressive stress may result in the reconstruction of the initial loss.

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