Effectiveness of one‑piece implants inserted in cuspid sites

Francesco Carinci


Background: One‑piece implants (OPIs) incorporate the trans‑mucosal abutment facing the soft tissues as an integral part of the implant. OPIs are usually welded together and loaded immediately. Since no report focuses specifically on OPIs inserted in cuspid sites, a retrospective study is performed.

Materials and Methods: Nineteen patients (10 females and 9 males) with a median age of 62 years (range, 43-80) were admitted at the Dental Clinic, University of Chieti (Italy), for evaluation and implant treatment, by one surgeon between January and December 2010.

Results: In our series, the survival rate (SVR) and success rate (SCR) were 96.8% and 100%, respectively. Statistical analysis demonstrated that no studied variable had an impact on the survival (i.e., lost implants) and clinical success (i.e., crestal bone resorption).

Conclusion: OPIs are reliable devices for oral rehabilitation in the cuspid sites.

Key Words: Immediate loading, one piece‑implant, welding

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