Serdar Uysal

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to explore effects of implant macrodesign and diameter on initial intraosseous stability and interface mechanical properties of immediately placed implants. MATERIAL AND METHOD Mandibular premolars of four fresh-frozen human cadavers were extracted. Ø 4.1/4.8 mm ITI TE, Ø 4.1 and 4.8 mm solid screw synOcta ITI(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate biologic and prosthetic outcomes of titanium-zirconia alloy implants supporting fixed prostheses. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 52 titanium-zirconia alloy implants were placed in 23 consecutive patients with partial edentulism. All implants were subjected to an early loading protocol by means of single-unit or up-to-four-unit fixed(More)
BACKGROUND The interactions between torus and several factors such as age, gender, and dental status have not been studied comprehensively. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of gender on the mandibular cortical index (MCI) and to investigate a possible association between torus mandibularis (TM) and MCI. METHODS The study consisted of(More)
Age estimation of living adult individuals can be accomplished with limited methods. Radiographic dental methods based on the pulpal narrowing with secondary dentin formation have been presented. In the present study, Kvaal et al.'s method, one of the radiographic dental age estimation methods, was applied to panoramic radiographs from Turkish individuals.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to compare ultrasonography (US) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with respect to the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) internal derangements. STUDY DESIGN The study group consisted of 23 patients with a chief complaint of TMJ discomfort who were tentatively diagnosed by means of head-neck examination as having TMJ(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this prospective clinical study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of dental implants placed in the mandibular molar sites and immediately functionally restored compared with conventionally loaded controls in an in-patient study. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-four dental implants were placed in 12 patients who had first molar loss(More)
PURPOSE To compare marginal bone loss, soft tissue conditions, and prosthetic outcomes of implants supporting mandibular and maxillary bar-retained overdentures. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 124 implants (80 in the mandible and 44 in the maxilla) were placed in 35 patients. Bar-retained overdentures were fabricated for each patient. Prosthetic(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate short-term bone level and stability/mobility measurement alterations at platform switched (PS) and standard platform (SP) implants placed in mandibular premolar/molar regions using a single-stage protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen PS and 16 SP implants restorated with fixed prosthesis were included.(More)
BACKGROUND Necessity of keratinized tissues (KTs) for maintaining health around dental implants (DIs) remains as a controversial issue. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of KT width (KTW) on peri-implant tissues by evaluating peri-implant clinical and inflammatory parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty DIs were included in(More)
BACKGROUND Documentation of early loading of mandibular overdentures supported by different implant systems is scarce. PURPOSE This study aimed to compare the biologic and prosthetic outcome of mandibular overdentures supported by unsplinted early-loaded one- and two-stage oral implants after 5 years of function. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight(More)