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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the aesthetics of implant-supported single-tooth replacements using different augmentation procedures in a prospective study with the use of an objective rating index and with a subjective patient questionnaire, and to compare the results with each other. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety-three patients with a(More)
OBJECTIVES The important item of aesthetics is rarely included in evaluation studies. The aim of this study was to develop and validate an index for rating aesthetics of implant-supported single crowns and adjacent soft tissues. MATERIAL AND METHODS Nine items were selected, which have an influence on the aesthetic result. The items are based on the(More)
In 10 patients, 68 endosseous implants were inserted in the augmented edentulous maxilla using a one-stage implant placement technique. Three months before implant insertion, the width and height of the alveolar crest were augmented with autologous bone grafts from the iliac crest. In all cases, the resulting bone volume was sufficient for implant(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to quantify the effect of mandibular angulation, position, and shape of an edentulous mandible on the distortion of its image in panoramic radiographs. STUDY DESIGN Five edentulous dry mandibles varying in size from small to wide and equipped with metal bars in and on top of the mandible were used. The mandibles were(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this prospective clinical study was to compare the clinical and radiographic results of 3 modes of implant treatment in combination with an overdenture in patients with extremely resorbed mandibles. The 3 treatment strategies used were a transmandibular implant, augmentation of the mandible with an autologous bone graft followed by(More)
AIM this study compared the outcome of immediate non-occlusal loading with conventional loading for single implants in the maxillary aesthetic zone. It was hypothesized that immediate non-occlusal loading is not inferior to conventional loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS sixty-two patients with a missing maxillary anterior tooth were randomly assigned to be(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to quantify the effect of mandibular angulation, position, and shape of the edentulous mandible on the distortion of its image on lateral oblique radiographs in a preclinical study. Suggestions for the clinical use of this technique are made. STUDY DESIGN Five edentulous dry mandibles were used, varying in size from(More)
The objective of the present study was to analyse the effects of implant supported overdentures on masticatory function in patients with an extremely resorbed mandible, and to compare the masticatory function in these patients using three differing types of implant treatment protocols. The mandibular overdentures were retained by a transmandibular implant,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze maxillary arch dimensions in patients with complete bilateral cleft lip and palate treated with an intraoral retrusion plate prior to lip closure. PATIENTS The effects of the intraoral retrusion plate were evaluated on serially obtained maxillary casts of 14 patients with complete bilateral cleft lip and(More)
AIM To evaluate the peri-implant tissues in patients with two adjacent implant crowns in the aesthetic zone, treated with either two adjacent implants with a scalloped platform or with a flat platform. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty patients were randomly allocated to: (1) a "scalloped implant group": 20 patients treated with two adjacent implants with a(More)