Stability of immediately loaded 3- and 6-mm miniscrew implants in beagle dogs--a pilot study.

INTRODUCTION We compared the stability of 3- and 6-mm long miniscrew implants (MSIs) loaded with orthopedic force levels. METHODS Using a split-mouth experimental design, we placed MSIs into the jaws of 5 mature beagle dogs and immediately loaded them for 6 weeks. Continuous forces were applied by reciprocally loading pairs of MSIs with nickel-titanium… CONTINUE READING