A prospective 5-year study of fixed partial prostheses supported by implants with machined and TiO2-blasted surface.

@article{Gotfredsen2001AP5,
  title={A prospective 5-year study of fixed partial prostheses supported by implants with machined and TiO2-blasted surface.},
  author={Klaus Gotfredsen and Ulf Karlsson},
  journal={Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={2-7}
}
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether there was a difference between machined and TiO(2)-blasted implants regarding survival rate and marginal bone loss during a 5-year observation period. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 133 implants (Astra Tech Dental Implants; Astra Tech AB, Mölndal, Sweden) were placed in 50 patients at 6 centers in 4 Scandinavian countries. Forty-eight implants were installed in the maxilla and 85 implants in the mandible. A randomization and a… CONTINUE READING

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