Implant-buccal plate distance as diagnostic parameter: A prospective cohort study on implant placement in fresh extraction sockets

Matteo Capelli, Tiziano Testori, Fabio Galli, Francesco Zuffetti, Alessandro Motroni, Roberto Weinstein, Massimo Del Fabbro

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Background: The aim of this study is to investigate contour changes around immediate implants in fresh extraction sockets when different grafting procedures are performed, based on the distance between the external implant collar and the bony surface on the buccal plate (I-BP). A secondary aim is to assess the esthetic outcome via the implant esthetic score (IAS). Methods: This prospective cohort study was performed in three centers. Suitable patients to undergo implant placement in fresh extraction sockets were selected. Periodontal biotype, horizontal and vertical peri-implant bone defects, and dehiscences were assessed. Depending on I-BP, two types of grafting procedures were performed. In group A (I-BP

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1768-1774
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Periodontology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013



  • Bone regeneration
  • Bone substitutes
  • Cohort studies
  • Dental esthetics
  • Dental implants
  • Tooth extraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Periodontics

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