Implant placement in the anterior area is technically challenging, given the narrow shape of lateral upper and lower incisors and the high esthetic impact. In a retrospective study1, 45 patients received a total of 58 NobelActive 3.0 mm implants for the rehabilitation of mandibular and lateral maxillary incisors.
Both bone level (remodeling: –0.36 ± 0.85 mm) and soft tissue health (pocket probing depth: 1.75 ± 0.58 mm) were preserved at 1-year follow-up. The implant survival rate was in line with previous reports (CSR 96.4%, two implants lost), but the high number of challenging cases (implant placement in sites with congenitally missing teeth, n=20) and immediate prosthetic loading (n=23) of this study emphasize the successful clinical outcome with NobelActive 3.0 mm implants.
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1 MacLean et al., accepted for publication in Quintessence International