Clinical results of tapered implants with the SA surface.

Prospective Comparative Study of Tapered Implant with SLA Surface at Maxillary Posterior Area According to Loading Time: 3 and 6 months
By Kyo-Jin Ahn, Young-Kyun Kim 


The aim of this study was to evaluate prospective clinical results of tapered implants with SLA surface which was installed at the maxillary posterior area and loaded 3 months after implant placement.

Materials & Methods:


–              Test group (3m): 3 months after placement

–              Control group (6m): 6 months after placement

Subject Information

Table about subject information


Hard tissue evaluation

  • Periapical view (6 months, 12 months after loading)
  • Stability : ISQ (Osstell mentor)

Soft tissue evaluation

  • AG (attached gingiva)
  • PI (Plaque index)
  • GI (Gingival index)
  • PD (Pocket depth): Buccal (B), Mesial (M), Distal (D), Palatal (P)

Prosthetic evaluation

  • Crown – Implant ration (C/I ratio)
  • Opposite occlusal arch status
  • Occlusal gap: Controlled by Shimstock (8um) ) and Acufilm (27um ) articulating paper


Result Table


Within this limitation of short-term evaluation, we achieved favorable clinical results as follows that tapered implants with SLA surface can be used as which is placed at maxillary posterior area and followed 3-months loading protocol.


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