A 6 years follow-up comparison of two dental implants: bioactive vs DAE surface, a clinical case report

A 6 years follow-up comparison of two dental implants: bioactive vs DAE surface, a clinical case report

Author Info

Corresponding Author
Francesco Saverio Ludovichetti
Department of Neurosciences, Department of Dentistry, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 1, 35131 Padova, Italy

A B S T R A C T

Introduction: The aim of the present study is to describe a case report of lower molars substitution with 2 different dental implants. One with a DAE surface and one with a type 1 collagen coated surface. Case presentation: In the present study, a 54-year-old man presented the absence of the first and second molars both on the left and on the right mandible. After clinical and radiographic evaluation, implant therapy was chosen to substitute the missing teeth. On the right mandible, a DAE surface implant was placed while on the left mandible, a bovine Type 1 collagen of dermal origin (custom made medical device) surface implant was placed. A radiographic 6 years follow up was performed. Discussion: The Type 1 collagen coated surface dental implant did not show any marginal bone loss after 6 years, moreover, it showed a bone gain after 3 months from its placement and kept it for 6 years while the traditional surface implant showed an immediate marginal bone loss.

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Tue 15, May 2018
Accepted: Wed 23, May 2018
Published: Thu 31, May 2018
Copyright
© 2019 Francesco Saverio Ludovichetti. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.RGM.2018.10.005