Crestal bone remodeling around implants placed using a short drilling protocol.

PURPOSE The aim of the study was to examine the influence of a short drilling protocol on peri-implant crestal bone levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty implants were placed in the posterior mandibles of 20 patients. The implants (diameter, 4.2 mm; length, 10 to 11.5 mm) were inserted in pairs: one implant was inserted using the standard drilling protocol… CONTINUE READING