(1) University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(2) Co-Director of Troiano Odontología
(3) University of Murcia, Spain
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This paper reports the results of a prospective case study on a new surgical technique, known as Root-T-Belt and aimed at preserving peri-implant bone crest in humans.
Seven patients with an average age of 50 (70 ± 35) were selected. Ten implants were inserted (Seven-M.I.S. Technologies, Israel), using the Root-T-Belt surgical technique. The implants were loaded in 90 days. Marginal bone loss 6 months after x-ray analysis: mesial area, 0.8; distal area, 0.7.
Accumulative implant integration success rate of 100% during the first six months of use. Crest bone loss around the implants was between 1.3 ±0.2 mm, i.e. 0.7 mm on average 6 months into the study.
The results of the study suggest that this is a very simple technique which reduces treatment time, stabilizes the bundle bone around the implants and creates a biological surface offering long-term predictability.