Retrospective study on forty-eight fixtures inserted in upper jaw

Giada Beltramini, C. Baserga, F. Cullati, A. Piva, V. Candotto

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It is generally accepted that maxilla has a less bone quality than mandible and this fact makes implant rehabilitation more complex. Recently a new type of spiral implants has been introduced in the global market. Since few reports are available a retrospective study was performed. A total of 48 two-piece spiral implants were inserted, 21in female and 27 in males. The median age was 58 ± 8. Implants replaced 10 incisors, 9 cuspids, 25 premolars and 4 molars. Implant’ length was 10 mm, 11.5 mm and 13 mm in 13, 24, and 11 cases, respectively. Implant’ diameter was 3.3 mm, 3.75 mm and 4.2 mm in 25, 17 and 6 cases, respectively. One implant was lost, survival rate (SVR) = 97.91%. Then peri-implant bone resorption was used to investigate success rate (SCR). The mean bone resorption was 0.3 mm after an average period of 1 year follow up. In conclusion the implants studied are reliable devices for oral rehabilitation with a very high SCR and SVR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Bone
  • Fixture
  • Implant
  • Loading
  • Spiral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Cancer Research


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